Home » Posts tagged with » Sudan

Women Demand More Representation In Sudan’s Transitional Leadership

Women Demand More Representation In Sudan’s Transitional Leadership

Women who have participated in the mass protests across Sudan since December 2018 that culminated in the overthrow of President Omar Al Bashir in a coup by the Sudanese military on April 11, have criticised their disproportionate representation in the negotiating and transitional committees. Journalist Malaz Esam of the Sudanese Journalists Network told Radio Dabanga […]

Thousands In Sudan March To Its Army Headquarters

Thousands In Sudan March To Its Army Headquarters

The demonstration was the largest in months, despite a government crackdown. The protesters are calling for an end to the thirty year rule of President Omar al-Bashir. Protestors in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum made it to the army headquarters on Saturday, the farthest marchers have advanced since demonstrations began last year. The compound also contains […]

Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

Women Detainees Released, Flogging Verdicts Quashed In Sudan

 On Tuesday, the Omdurman Women’s Prison in Sudan released a large number of young women who were held during demonstrations over the past weeks. Large crowds in front of the prison chanted slogans condemning the recently imposed State of Emergency and calling for the overthrow of the government. On the same day, the Court of […]

Sudan’s Bashir Orders Release Of Female Detainees On Women’s Day

Sudan’s Bashir Orders Release Of Female Detainees On Women’s Day

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on International Women’s Day on Friday ordered the release of all women arrested in connection with anti-government demonstrations, hours after protesters marched in the two largest cities. Sudan has seen near-daily protests against Bashir since Dec. 19. The demonstrations were triggered by price increases and cash shortages but developed into the […]

United Nations Report Exposes Mass Rape, Killings, Torture In South Sudan

United Nations Report Exposes  Mass Rape, Killings, Torture In South Sudan

U.N. investigators have identified perpetrators of pervasive rape and killings and torture in secret safe houses in South Sudan, and believe oil revenues have driven much of the violence in its civil war, a report said on Wednesday. The U.N. Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan recommended further investigation of evidence that proceeds from […]

The Struggles Of Sudanese Women – Acts Of Violence, Abuse

The Struggles Of Sudanese Women – Acts Of Violence, Abuse

Sudan stands alone as it protests thirty years of oppression. And yet so much of its struggle resonates across Africa and the world. Sudan struggles alone. The government’s reaction to nationwide protests has been brutal. The uprising began on 19 December and continues to pick up numbers and energy over a month later. So far, […]

World’s Worst Case For Women’s Rights – Death Sentence For Raped Teen In Sudan

World’s Worst Case For Women’s Rights – Death Sentence For Raped Teen In Sudan

 The death sentence for a 19-year-old girl in Sudan who murdered her husband after he tried to rape her was named on Tuesday as the world’s worst court ruling for women’s rights this year. Noura Hussein was sentenced to death in May after a Sharia court, which follows Islamic religious laws, found her guilty of […]

‘Sexual Violence, FGM On The Increase In Sudan’

‘Sexual Violence, FGM On The Increase In Sudan’

 A Sudanese human rights organisation has highlighted an increase in sexual and physical violence against women and children in the country, as well as endemic female genital mutilation (FGM). Speaking at the launch of the 16-day Women’s Initiative and Building Trust campaign to combat violence against women in Khartoum on Thursday evening, Nahid Jabrallah, the […]

UN Helps ‘380 Mudslide Victims’ In Jebel Marra, Sudan

UN Helps ‘380 Mudslide Victims’ In Jebel Marra, Sudan

The UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan has welcomed a three-month unilateral cessation of hostilities by the rebel SLA-AW. It has allowed aid assistance to an estimated 380 people. The rebels accused the Sudanese army of shelling southwestern Jebel Marra. A joint team comprised of Unamid civilian staff, the humanitarian country team, and […]

Interpol Breaks Up Human Trafficking Ring In Sudan

Interpol Breaks Up Human Trafficking Ring In Sudan

Police in Sudan’s capital have rescued 94 victims of human trafficking, 85 of them minors. Some of the victims rescued in Khartoum were 10 years old. Interpol, the international police organization, broke up the trafficking ring in Operation Sawiyan that was conducted August 26 – 30. Twelve women and two men were arrested in the […]

Page 1 of 41234