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Veteran Seeks to Build Consensus on Statehood

Veteran Seeks to Build Consensus on Statehood

Abdirahman Abdishakur may have been around during Somalia’s rebirth and political scene for the last two decades but the Somali constitutional expert, 52, still yearns for the country’s top prize: the presidency. As the country prepares to hold its presidential elections in February, the Wadajir Party leader hopes to make the cut. A former humanitarian […]

Sudan, South Sudan Sign Military Co-Operation Deal

Sudan, South Sudan Sign Military Co-Operation Deal

The governments of Sudan and South Sudan on Thursday signed a joint military co-operation agreement aimed at providing armed training, peace and development between the two countries. Last week, South Sudan’s unity government delegation headed by the Minister for Defence and Veterans Affairs Angelina Teny, Interior Minister Paul Mayom Akech and Beatrice Khamisa Wani, Foreign […]

North Darfur Women Protest Against Marginalisation

North Darfur Women Protest Against Marginalisation

On Tuesday, dozens of women from the Abu Shouk camp for the displaced organised a vigil in front of the headquarters of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, in protest against the marginalisation of women in the camps. Participants of the vigil -which coincided with the visit of […]

U.S. Lifts 23-Year Sudan Sanctions

U.S. Lifts 23-Year Sudan Sanctions

The US government on Monday lifted sanctions on Sudan, following a series of steps by Khartoum including settling a $335 million compensation claim to victims of terror attacks. President Donald Trump announced he was rescinding Sudan’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, effectively ending 23 years of restrictions. This means Sudan is now free […]

Sudan’s El Gedaref Jolted By 4.4 Quake

Sudan’s El Gedaref Jolted By 4.4 Quake

The Sudanese city of El Gedaref was jolted by an earthquake that measured 4.4. on the Richter scale in the early hours of Monday morning. No damage or casualties have been reported. The General Authority for Geological Research announced in a statement that the Seismic Monitoring Centre at the Jebel Awlia Station in south-west Khartoum, […]

Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today By Government And Rebel Groups

Sudan Peace Deal Signed Today By Government And Rebel Groups

Today, Sudan’s Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok signed a comprehensive agreement with The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of rebel groups from the western region of Darfur and the southern states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. The ceremony took place in Juba in the […]

Sudan’s Political Change Gives Hope For Young Women And Girls

Sudan’s Political Change Gives Hope For Young Women And Girls

Sudan’s transitional government recently announced a nationwide ban on female genital mutilation. A 2014 survey backed by the United Nations estimated 87% of Sudanese women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 had been subjected to the practice. Most undergo an extreme form known as infibulation. Tamsin Bradley sets out the context in which the […]

Woman Activist Starts COVID-19 Awareness Campaign In West Darfur Camps

Woman  Activist Starts COVID-19 Awareness Campaign In West Darfur Camps

A woman activist is currently touring the camps for the displaced to spread awareness about the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with Radio Dabanga’s Kandaka programme to be broadcast today, activist Maryam Hussein said she visited 10 camps so far, despite the violence and insecurity facing women in the camps. “I managed to convince many […]

Sudan Makes Female Genital Cutting A Crime In ‘New Era’ For Women’s Rights

Sudan Makes Female Genital Cutting A Crime In ‘New Era’ For Women’s Rights

Sudan has criminalised female genital mutilation (FGM), making it punishable by three years in jail, a move campaigners said ushered in a “new era” for women’s rights in the African nation. Almost nine out of 10 women and girls in predominately Muslim Sudan have undergone FGM, United Nations data show. The procedure usually involves the partial […]

Since The Overthrow Of Bashir’s Regime In April, Women Have Begun To Dress And Act With Greater Freedom

Since The Overthrow Of Bashir’s Regime In April, Women Have Begun To Dress And Act With Greater Freedom

In Sudan’s capital Khartoum, a hip-hop producer who had his equipment seized during anti-government protests last year is now free to mix tracks in his studio. Across town, an all-female troupe in pink T-shirts and white jeans practise rhythmic dance routines late in the evening in a dimly-lit car park. The overthrow of Omar al-Bashir’s […]

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