By TJ COLES Like most countries, the Republic of South Sudan is a complex nation of shifting alliances and external influences. Recently, President Salva Kiir, who sports a Stetson hat gifted him by George W. Bush, signed a peace agreement with old enemies, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition. Around the same time, the so-called Embassy Troika consisting of the … [Read more...] about How US Meddling Split Sudan, Creating an Oil Republic Drowning in Poverty and Conflict
Seven more pro-democracy protesters were shot dead in Khartoum city by the security forces on Monday, January 17. Tens of thousands took to the streets in cities across Sudan in rejection of the de facto rule of military generals since the military coup on October 25, 2021. Most of the deaths were caused by bullets fired to the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. More than a hundred … [Read more...] about Seven more killed and over a hundred wounded as anti-coup protests continue in Sudan
“Stop the bleeding of Darfur” and “All cities are Darfur” were among the slogans raised at the protest demonstrations in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, Khartoum North, Omdurman, and various other towns in several States across the country on Thursday, December 16. Hundreds have been killed and over 83,000 people displaced since October due to the increasing armed violence in … [Read more...] about Over 83,000 displaced due to violence in Sudan’s Darfur region: OCHA
Free from house arrest, the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Khamdok and Lieutenant General Abdel Fatakh Al Burkhan have signed an agreement at a public ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum in order to put an end to the political crisis in the country which has lasted for a month. In accordance with the agreement, Khamdok’s position to the Prime Ministerial post has … [Read more...] about Sudan in Dire Straits
By Nation Nyoka The coup on 25 October inflamed already rising tensions in the Horn of Africa, with the military assaulting and shooting demonstrators at mass rallies calling for a democratic government. Following the “million-people march” on 13 November, and the deaths of teens Remaaz Hatim al-Atta and Mogahed Mohamed Farah from gunshot wounds, pro-democracy protesters … [Read more...] about Sudan’s Military Uses Violence to Hold on to Power
The death toll due to the firing on protesters who had taken to streets across Sudan to protest the military coup on Saturday, November 13, has risen to seven in Khartoum State alone. This was confirmed by the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) on Monday. The State comprises the capital Khartoum, Khartoum North and Omdurman. The bridges connecting the three cities in … [Read more...] about Despite increasing repression, Sudanese trade unions and civil society rally against military coup
A military coup was carried out in the Republic of Sudan on October 25 as the contradictions within the Sovereignty Council (SC) burst asunder. This coalition of political and military interests was formed in the aftermath of tumultuous political events between December 2018 and June 2019. The Chair of the SC, Maj. Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan engineered the removal and … [Read more...] about Sudan Coup Prompted by Failures in Washington’s Foreign Policy
Over a million people have taken to the streets in cities and towns across Sudan to resist the military coup that took place on the morning of Monday, October 25, sources said. Following the arrest of the prime minister and civilian leaders who were sharing power with the military in the transitional government, army chief Lt. Gen. Abdelfattah El Burhan announced its … [Read more...] about Over a million people take to the streets against coup by Sudan’s military
The new wave of demonstrations in Sudan: On September 30, tens of thousands of Sudanese took to the streets in Khartoum calling for democracy and civilian state and chanting against the military leaders who control the government through the “Sovereignty Council”. Sudan’s revolution was remarkable. It was 111 days of persistent acts of public protests, strikes, and … [Read more...] about Sudan’s Hijacked Revolution: It’s Not Over!
Tensions between the civilian and military components of the transitional government in Sudan have been escalating since the failed military coup attempt on September 21. On Sunday, September 26, amidst the deteriorating security situation in capital Khartoum and other parts of the country, the police and soldiers guarding a critical government office were withdrawn at the … [Read more...] about In the aftermath of coup attempt, Sudan’s revolutionary forces intensify mobilization
With yet another African leader heading to the International Criminal Court, it’s time to recognize it for what it is – a political tool used by the US to further its agenda. In reality, the ICC has little to do with justice. Sudan’s unelected government announced it is ready to hand over former strongman leader Omar al-Bashir to the ICC in The Hague to face charges of … [Read more...] about Sudan’s Bashir is yet another African leader up for war crimes but the real story is, as always, US geopolitical aims
On July 1, 2021, the Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin submitted an agreement with the Republic of the Sudan to the State Duma for ratification to set up a logistics center in its territory for the Russian Navy. How long have negotiations been going on between the two countries on having Sudan accommodate a Russian military facility? Which states are putting up … [Read more...] about What Will Sudan Gain from having a Russian Naval Base?