Like all of us, Murtada's role has changed in the face of the Coronavirus. Now he's helping to lead a grassroots movement to respond to the Coronavirus in the refugee camps in eastern Chad.
The newly formed transitional government of Sudan took a big step in February in announcing its openness to turn former president Omar al Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges for his crimes against the people of Darfur. For many, this announcement has been decades in the making. Bashir’s violent rule … Continue reading A Potential ICC Trial for Bashir Gives Hope to the People of Darfur
In the early days of the Sudan Uprising, a gentleman set up a library in the middle of the protest blocks. With the ousting of President Omar al-Bashir, the people of Sudan were finally free to read books that had previously been banned or otherwise “not allowed.” The librarian noted that beyond history and politics, the books … Continue reading The ‘New Janjaweed’ Bring Continued Violence to Darfur and New Violence to Khartoum (SGN)
Hey everyone! So, it's been a long time coming, but the day is finally here! "When We Let People Die," an essay collection detailing the many failures and complications of the Responsibility to Protect, is finally out today. We have published the introduction in its entirety over at The Mantle, and I would encourage you … Continue reading The Book is Out!!
The funny thing about moving back home after living abroad for years is that nothing ever feels quite the same. What was once home now feels foreign. Your old haunts and old friends are now strangely unfamiliar; leaving you wondering if the home you remember is simply an elaborate story you dreamt up over the … Continue reading Bringing Fresh Eyes to Foreign Policy
Reading the various reports coming out of South Sudan this week, it is still difficult to be sure what exactly happened and what this outbreak of violence means for the future of the country. It remains to be seen whether this was a plotted coup attempt, or a retaliatory response that has escalated. What we do know … Continue reading Keeping the Peace in Juba (The Mantle)
Known on Twitter simply by the hashtag #SudanRevolts, the protests that erupted in Khartoum nearly a month ago now do not seem to be fading. In fact, the movement is gaining momentum, with those involved hoping to finally see real change in the country. Calling for the removal of current President Omar al-Bashir (among other … Continue reading #SudanRevolts: A Young Journalist’s Perspective (The Mantle)
One of the most shocking pieces of information coming out of Sudan this week is the estimate by Save the Children that approximately 35,000 children have been displaced by the attacks on Abyei. Many of these children have been separated from their families, and now join the ranks of the other 5 million Internally Displaced … Continue reading The Children of Abyei
Over the weekend, the Northern government of Sudan invaded the contested border town of Abyei. This town, home to both northern and southern citizens, with links to oil, has been a point of contention and a major concern throughout the secession process. Invading with tanks, soldiers and an air bombardment, news from the ground is … Continue reading Abyei…