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Even As Sudan Signs Peace Deal, Feminists Fight For Representation

Even As Sudan Signs Peace Deal, Feminists Fight For Representation

In Sudan, women are well-represented in the workforce. They are not lacking in any public spaces. And over the past few months, they have made up half, if not more, of the protest crowds making demands of their new transitional government. Women were an integral part of protests that led to the ouster of longtime […]

Abdalla Hamdok Nominated As Prime Minister Of Sudan’s Transitional Government

Abdalla Hamdok Nominated As Prime Minister Of Sudan’s Transitional Government

The Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) has nominated former senior UN official Abdalla Hamdok as prime minister of Sudan’s three year-transitional government. Hamdok has over 30 years of experience as a senior policy analyst and economist addressing diverse development challenges of the African policy landscape, primarily in the fields of governance, institutional analysis, public […]

6 People Killed In Sudan’s Protests

6 People Killed In Sudan’s Protests

Talks on power-sharing between Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the opposition have been postponed after six people were killed in protests.  The deaths occurred in the city of Obbayed. Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and opposition groups suspended talks on a draft constitution Monday after violence in North Kordofan state killed six protesters, including school students. […]

Women and Children’s Rights NGO’s Khartoum Office Ransacked

Women and Children’s Rights NGO’s Khartoum Office Ransacked

The Sima Centre for Training and Protection of Women and Children’s Rights has said that its office in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum was raided early on Tuesday. The outer door was broken, and the contents of the office ransacked, but initial inspection suggests nothing was stolen. The centre said in a statement that all […]

Sudan Urged To Ensure Justice For Raped Women Protesters

Sudan Urged To Ensure Justice For Raped Women Protesters

Sudanese women were a driving force during months of protests that ousted veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir, but the sexual violence they endured risks being forgotten with the signing of a power-sharing deal, women’s rights activists said on Thursday. Action must be taken to address scores of rapes committed during a deadly crackdown by security forces […]

Sudanese Women Demand Power In New Government

Sudanese Women Demand Power In New Government

Activists are calling on Sudan’s military and opposition leaders to open the country’s political process to women when the sides begin to implement their recent power-sharing deal. For most of Sudan’s 63 years as an independent country, women were not allowed to get involved in politics due to cultural norms and other restrictions. Women say […]

Women Rights Defenders Need More Than Social Media Likes

Women Rights Defenders Need More Than Social Media Likes

 A photo of Ala’a Salah standing on the roof of a car, leading Sudanese pro-democracy protesters, captured the raw street power of a people’s movement determined to end the 30-year-old regime of President Omar al-Bashir – and it went viral. Ala’a, like many women before and alongside her, was front and centre of the country’s […]

Internet Back On In Sudan

Internet Back On In Sudan

On Tuesday, internet service returned to Sudan after an interruption of 38 days. The shut-down was ordered by the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) following the massacre during the break-up of the sit-in at the General Command of the army in Khartoum on June 3. Yesterday, the internet service returned to work on smartphones. Users […]

Internet Access Returns To Sudan After Court Order

Internet Access Returns To Sudan After Court Order

Sudan’s telecom providers have begun restoring mobile access to the internet weeks after service was cut off following a deadly crackdown on protesters, Al Jazeera reports. The television news network reports that a court-ordered that services be restored on Tuesday after lawyer Abdelazim al-Hassan launched a lawsuit challenging the block. Local news website Radio Dabanga is quoting Shamseldin […]

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