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Stories about Sudan

15 October 2019

Internet censorship in Sudan: Rethinking laws and tactics that served an authoritarian regime

Advox

Sudan's transitional authorities have taken small steps toward improving the climate for internet freedom in the country— but these remain inadequate.

16 September 2019

Internet shutdowns and the right to access in Sudan: A post-revolution perspective

Advox

In response to a five-week long shutdown, a court ordered telecommunications companies to apologise to customers.

28 August 2019

The case for reforming the Sudanese Access to Information Act

Advox

As Sudan launches a three-year transition to civilian rule, the country's freedom of information law should be amended to serve the public's right to know.

22 July 2019

How US arms supplies to Saudi Arabia threatens Sudan's hard-won peace

The Bridge

The Saudis supply Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces with money and arms. When the US does arms deals with Saudi Arabia they’re essentially supporting RSF.

14 June 2019

Netizen Report: Amid demonstrations for democracy, Sudanese civilians face military violence — and internet shutdowns

Advox

From Kazakhstan to Khartoum to Hong Kong, protests brought internet shutdowns and online attacks this week.

12 June 2019

Sudan’s democratic spring is turning into a long and ugly summer

The Bridge

"The worse outcome is the prospect of systemic military violence like Darfur, without intervention by the international community. The same folks are in charge, and we are already looking away."

15 April 2019

The scent of revolution: The story behind Sudan's legendary perfume label remix

Artist Amado Alfadni transforms Sudan's iconic Bint El Sudan perfume label into a revolutionary message.

11 April 2019

Women are leading the protests in Sudan

“Women are front, left and center of the revolution. When people started protesting, they were like, ‘Women should stay at home.’ But we were like — no.”

13 March 2019

Sudan's youth activists want you to pay attention to deforestation in Darfur

Sudan’s complex political situation and rapidly degrading climate have intensified the daily struggle for Sudanese people.

1 December 2018

South Sudanese singer Nyaruach calls out ‘boring man with no plan’ in feminist hit

"You are such a bastard guy, I just want to say goodbye. May God bless you where you are. You boring man with no plan. With no plan!"

27 July 2018

Netizen Report: Russia and Sudan join the ranks of countries looking to outlaw ‘fake news’

On the heels of recent legislation in Malaysia, Philippines, Brazil and France, the latest draft laws on “fake news” come from Sudan and Russia.

27 February 2018

A Sudanese Village Arts Festival Looks Back to the Future

The Bridge

"Karmakol festival offered a rare look back at the Sudan our parents told us about, but also the Sudan that could have been, and, hopefully, the Sudan that could be."

14 December 2017

Petition to Free the Eritrean Man Unjustly Arrested in Italy for Mistaken Identity

The Italian authorities appear to have gotten the wrong man; will they acknowledge it? The hunt for the mastermind of Mediterranean human trafficking takes a strange turn.

12 December 2016

Netizen Report: Sudanese Activists Sustain Calls for Civil Disobedience, Despite Arrests

Advox

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

7 December 2016

Sudanese Government Targets Activists, Stifles Media Coverage of Civil Disobedience

Advox

The civil disobedience action began on 27 November after the government removed subsidies on electricity, fuel and medicine.

24 September 2016

Sudanese Authorities Use ‘Pornography’ as Evidence in Criminal Trial of Human Rights Advocates

Advox

Sudanese authorities are using what they deem as "pornographic" and "immoral" evidence in a trial of ten civil society activists, six of whom are facing capital punishment charges.

26 June 2016

Interactive Security Tracker Maps Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new interactive tool that tracks political violence across Sub-Saharan Africa maps deaths by area, trends over time, and the perpetrators involved.

17 June 2015

Why Did South Africa Let Wanted Sudanese President Bashir Leave the Country?

Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes. Online commenters speculated reasons could include blackmail, hatred of the West or pure incompetence.

26 March 2015

Sudan Turns Back on Iran, Joins Saudi Arabia's War on Yemen

Sudan switched sides from being an Iranian ally, to waging war against the Houthis, Iran's allies in Yemen. Sudan joining the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi fighters, who took control...

22 February 2015

US Government Eases Sanctions to Allow Export of Personal Communications Tools to Sudan

Advox

The US government has issued a general license amending sanctions on Sudan to allow the export of certain personal communications technologies.