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‘45,000 Women Prosecuted Under Public Order Act In Sudan

‘45,000 Women Prosecuted Under Public Order Act In Sudan

 More than 45,000 complaints were issued against women under Sudan’s Public Order Act during 2016. “Students, working women, and especially food and tea vendors have received the lion’s share of physical and verbal violence.” Dr Ihsan Figeiri is the coordinator of the No to Oppression of Women Initiative, which was banned from holding an event […]

Security Bans No To Women’s Oppression Event In South-Sudan

Security Bans No To Women’s Oppression Event In South-Sudan

 The National Security and Intelligence Service (NISS) has banned an event at the El Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman without providing a justification. Dr Ihsan Figeiri, head of the organising committee, told Radio Dabanga that the event, organised by the No to Oppression of Women Initiative, and scheduled to be held at the El […]

Ex-South Sudan General Forms Rebel Group, Vows To Topple President Kiir

Ex-South Sudan General Forms Rebel Group, Vows To Topple President Kiir

A disaffected South Sudanese army general who quit his position last month announced on Monday that he had formed a new anti-government rebel group, underscoring mounting resistance to the rule of incumbent president Salva Kiir Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, formerly deputy head of logistics, resigned after he accused Kiir of turning the country’s military […]

South Sudan: Soldiers Arrested for ‘Mass’ Rape

South Sudan: Soldiers Arrested for ‘Mass’ Rape

A senior South Sudanese military official says three soldiers suspected of mass rape have been arrested. Both rebels and government troops have been accused of committing war crimes. The alleged incident took place in Kubi village about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the capital of South Sudan, Juba. At a press conference held at army […]

Parts of South Sudan Suffering Famine: Govt Official

Parts of South Sudan Suffering Famine: Govt Official

Parts of war-ravaged South Sudan are suffering famine, a government official said on Monday, adding nearly half the country’s population would lack reliable access to affordable food by July. South Sudan has been mired in civil war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir fired his deputy. Since then the conflict has increasingly split the country […]

South Sudan: Troops Accused of Mass Rape

South Sudan: Troops Accused of Mass Rape

Officials in South Sudan say army troops entered a village near the capital, Juba, on Sunday and raped at least a half-dozen women and girls, some of them at gunpoint. The alleged rapes occurred less than two weeks after South Sudanese President Salva Kiir issued a warning that soldiers who commit acts of rape and […]

Social Media And Women Are Important In South-Sudan’s Change Protest

Social Media And Women Are Important In South-Sudan’s Change Protest

 The social media has become the main means for youth activists in Sudan. Women have come to play a prominent role in the recent protests against the government policies. According to the activists, the Sudanese will be able to topple the current regime by next April. “Through Twitter, Facebook, and Whatsapp, we managed to attract […]

Striking Medics Dismissed From Northern Sudan Hospital

Striking Medics Dismissed From Northern Sudan Hospital

 An academic hospital in northern Sudan has dismissed eighteen lab technicians who participated in a strike staged against the deteriorating working environment. Ten others were stopped from entering the hospital. Doctors of the Meck Nimir hospital in Shendi, River Nile, have denounced the dismissal of their colleagues. The stated that their demands are legit and […]

South Sudan: Starvation Threat Numbers Soar

South Sudan: Starvation Threat Numbers Soar

An aid organisation in South Sudan has warned of severe food shortages, with the civil war spreading to rural areas of the country, cutting farmers’ access to their agricultural lands. The aid group CARE told Al Jazeera that if the armed conflict continues, as many as one million civilians could go hungry in the region […]

Sudanese Women Protest Against Austerity Measures

Sudanese Women Protest Against Austerity Measures

Groups of young Sudanese, mostly women, protested against the soaring prices of basic commodities in Omdurman, Wad Madani, Port Sudan, and Kassala today. In El Arda street in Omdurman, the demonstrators held banners demanding the cancellation of the recent austerity measures, the liberalisation of the US Dollar rate, and the return of subsidies on medicines. […]

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