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A Potential ICC Trial for Bashir Gives Hope to the People of Darfur

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

The ‘New Janjaweed’ Bring Continued Violence to Darfur and New Violence to Khartoum (SGN)

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)

#SudanRevolts: A Young Journalist’s Perspective (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)

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…