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· April, 2010

Stories about Sudan from April, 2010

Sudan: On post election violence

Sudan Field Researcher Maggie Fick for Enough Said looks at the political tensions underlying four races in the South: “Ballots have been cast and counted in South Sudan, but the...

Sudan: Checking in with Sudan Vote Monitor

On the eve of Sudan's 2010 presidential elections, I interviewed Fareed Zein, who heads the citizen election monitoring project Sudan Vote Monitor. On Wednesday I checked in with Zein to...

Sudan: We will never know who won the election?

Discussing the official results of election in Sudan Muawia Abdel Karim argues that nobody will ever know who really won the election: “The counting of votes has been so chaotic...

Sudan: Using Ushahidi to monitor Sudanese elections

Fareed Zein, the Project Leader for the Sudan VoteMonitor project Uswrites about using Ushahidi to monitor Sudanese elections: “The purpose of this initiative was to utilize the Ushahidi platform to...

Sudan Vote Monitor website was blocked for six days

Election monitoring website, Sudan Vote Monitor, was blocked for six days last week. Reporters Without Borders called for a total unblocking of the site.

Sudan: What do we make out of Sudan's elections?

The Sudanese voting period ended on April 15, but while the actual voting process has come to an end, a debate about election transparency and credibility has started. The debate...

Sudan: Election fraud caught on video?

A video showing election fraud during Sudan's election is being circulated online. Sudan's National Elections Commission has dismissed it as fake. The video shows election officials stuffing ballot boxes. Opposition...

Sudan: On buying and selling of votes

Hafiz discusses corruption in Sudan Elections 2010: “There is one very important issue which has not been raised by anyone, as I have listened to all reports from the election...

Sudan: Women's Votes

Alex de Waal discusses wome's votes in Sudan: “Without doubt, the statistics of Sudan’s elections will be pored over and debated at length, and the interpretation of every figure will...

Sudan: Elections and its implications for Darfur

Enough Team discusses the implications of Sudan's elections for Darfur: “The results of Sudan’s elections will have a large impact on the many challenges still standing between the country and...

Sudan: Using the web to promote fair elections, justice and democracy

As we are waiting for final results of the historic elections in Sudan, let's look at organizations and movements using the web in different ways to campaign for justice, freedom...

Sudan Elections 2010: The good, the bad and the ugly

On April 11, 2010 citizens in Sudan went to the polls for the first time in 24 years. A whole generation that was born, raised, educated and graduated under one...

Sudan: Why hit illiterate voters with 12-ballot process?

Geofrey York tweets from Sudan about the elections: “Sudan election is extended to 5 days. When the population is largely illiterate, why were they hit with incredibly complex 12-ballot vote?”

Sudan: Sudan Elections Roundup

Read Alex Thurston's Sudan Elections Roundup on Sahel Blog.

Sudan: SuDEMOP concerned about elections

A press release from the Sudan Domestic Election Monitoring and Observation Programme (SuDEMOP): “…we are expressly concerned about the myriad logistical, procedural and administrative constrains that caused serious delays in...

Sudan: Alex de Waal on election in Sudan

Alex de Waal writes about elections in Sudan from Khartoum: “Today the questions are, did the ballots arrive in time? Were all the names on the electoral roll? What was...

Sudan Votes After 24 Years

Presidential and parliamentary elections are currently taking place to elect the President of Sudan and members of the National Assembly. The last time elections were held in Sudan was 24...

Sudan: Peace prospects brighten dreams

Nina writes about peace and hope in South Sudan: “But because I live here and see examples of courage and strength every day also, I know there is hope. Even...

Sudan: A complex election

Hafiz discusses the difficulty of voting in Sudan: “In one village the nearest polling station takes around 4 hours by hours by lorry to be reached, as there are no...

Sudan: Elections in Sudan is a logistical nightmare

South Sudan Info discusses the logistical challenges of holding elections in Sudan: “Considering that Sudan has not had elections since 1986, it is Africa’s largest country with vast regions among...

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