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· January, 2011

Stories about Sudan from January, 2011

Sudan: “Facebook Revolution” with the help of Twitter as a side kick

Today we are witnessing a new trend in Sudan. Young Sudanese are growing up digital and are well aware of how the world is changing around them. Young people in...

Sudan: Tweeting #SudanJan30

Using the social networking site Facebook, Sudanese students called for a street demonstration on January 30 to protest against the government of Omar al-Bashir. The protests have claimed the life...

Sudan: People's Revolution in the Making?

Following mass protests in Tunisia and Egypt, a group Sudanese activists have chosen January 30, 2011 to be the beginning of peaceful demonstrations to bring down Omar al-Bashir and his...

Sudan: What will be the new name for Southern Sudan?

A referendum took place in Southern Sudan from 9 January to 15 January 2011 on whether the region should remain a part of Sudan or become Africa's new independent state....

Yemen: Before Tunisia, there was Sudan

Before Tunisia, Sudan had a popular uprising against Ja'afar Numeiry in 1985, reminds us Out of Hadhramout, from Yemen.

Sudan: Southern Sudan Referendum: Africa (Dis)United?

In our latest roundup of Southern Sudan Referendum 2011, Dr. James Okuk offers his “advance billion congratulation” to the people of Southern Sudan for choosing to form a new nation...

Sudan: Chronicles of Darfur

Lidwien reviews a new book by Jerome Tubiana, Chroniques du Darfour (Chronicles of Darfur): “This is a unique contribution to the growing field of Dar Fur studies, which brings to...

Sudan: Secessionists in North and South: one goal, different thinking

Hassan Farouk speaks with two advocates of secession in the North and the South: Nhial Bol Aken, owner of the English-speaking newspaper The Citizen, and retired Brigadier Dr. Sati Sorkati,...

Sudan: Peaceful referendum comes to a close

Peaceful referendum in Southern Sudan comes to a close: “On the closing day of the elections the lines had all but vanished, wind whipped up dust that blew past the...

Sudan: Oldest woman votes

South Sudan's Rebecca Kadi Loburang Dinduch – thought to be the oldest voter who is expected to be between 100 -115 years according to her granddaughter, on Wednesday arrived at...

Sudan: Documenting life in Juba

Sara Lukey-Smith blogs about life on the ground in Juba, Southern Sudan as voting as voting in the independence referendum continues.

Sudan: Smiling faces and ink-stained fingers

Alun McDonald and David McKenzie are posting regular updates on their Twitter accounts from Southern Sudan where voters are taking part in a referendum on whether the region should remain...

Sudan: My favourite African country about to split

Southern Sudan Independence referendum: Alun McDonald is sad to see his favourite African country, Sudan, about to split.

Sudan: Can Southern Sudanese Learn from East Timor?

What would those who voted in Timor’s 1999 referendum for independence tell those voting in south Sudan?

Sudan: How come #SudanRef is not trending?

Nobody cares about Sudan?: “How come #SudanRef is not trending? The biggist state in Africa is splitting and nobody cares or what? Silly! #SudanRef #Sudan”

Sudan: Southern Sudan Referendum in Photos

A referendum is currently taking place in Southern Sudan from 9 January until 15 January 2011 to decide whether or not the south should remain a part Sudan or be...

Sudan: Southern Sudan Independence Referendum on Twitter

Voters in Southern Sudan went to the polls today to decide whether to separate or remain part of Sudan. This is a roundup of tweets related to the referendum. You...

Sudan: Southern Sudan Live Reports

You can now live reports of Southern Sudan Referendum 2011 from Sudan Vote Monitor.

Sudan: Live Tweets from Southern Sudan

Get live tweets and photos about Southern Sudan Referendum 2011 from Alun MacDonald.

Sudan: Recession big issue in North Sudan than referendum

Alun MacDonald tweeting from Southern Sudan: “In North Sudan seems the big issue is Recession not Referendum. Irate emails from friends about the new austerity cuts & price rises”

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