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Stories about Sudan

11 July 2012

Sudan: Blogger Recounts Three Days of Interrogation

“Take a good look at the window, this will be the last time you ever see the sun.” Sudanese blogger and Global Voices author Maha Elsanosi vividly describes her three...

26 June 2012

Africa: Celebrating Humanity through Photos and Videos

An article highlighting 21 pictures that will restore your humanity recently went viral. Unfortunately, Africans and Africa were absent from all of them. Yet, there is no shortage of great...

24 June 2012

Sudan: Unshackling the Sudanese Revolution

Unlike other countries in the region, Sudan is grossly underreported, and this was ever so evident during Friday and Saturday’s street demonstrations. The Sudanese government keeps a tight grip on...

23 June 2012

Sudan: Protests Trigger Arrest of Twitter Activists

Wide protests in Sudan on Friday led to the crackdown of many Sudanese activists, including prominent Twitter personalities.

Sudan: “Police Denies Use of Bullets; All Injuries are Imaginary”

Sudanese officials are repeating the all too familiar ‘lies' Arab officials have been telling us since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring in December 2010. Protests are contained, they...

22 June 2012

Sudan: Netizens Verify Internet Blackout Rumours

Netizens are watching Sudan closely, following rumours that the Sudanese authorities intend to cut off the Internet - a chilling reminder of Egypt's attempt to silence activists and contain the...

#SudanRevolts in Wake of Austerity Anger

Amid a complete media blackout, the youth of Sudan have taken to the streets in a nation-wide protest against recent austerity measures. Maha El-Sanosi reports.

3 May 2012

Sudan/South Sudan: Voicing Hope for #newSUDANS

In the wake of the secession of South Sudan from Sudan in July 2011 and the recent clashes between the two countries over the oil-rich region of Heglig, citizens of...

2 May 2012

Africa: Calls for Transparency Over Marked Increase in Land Deals

Almost 5% of Africa's agricultural land has been bought or leased by investors since 2000. Observers are increasingly worried about the fact that such land deals usually take place in...

16 March 2012

Arab World: Hands Off Clooney!

The United States has arrested actor George Clooney and his father Nick at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington DC. Arab Twitter users register their protest on their...

6 February 2012

Africa: Highs and Lows of the 2012 African Cup of Nations

People unite around their national football teams in Africa more than anywhere else in the world. In the fervour surrounding the 2012 African Cup of Nations, there are two points...

25 January 2012

Africa: 2012 Cup of Nations Kicks Off!

The Africa Cup of Nations began in Bata, Equatorial Guinea this Saturday, January 21, kicking off three weeks of fierce competition.  The Cup is the most important international football competition...

18 January 2012

Sudan: Sudanese Activist, Alim Boushi, Freed from Prison

A case that Sudanese bloggers have been highlighting in recent days, indicating the current repressive state of affairs in Sudan, is the arrest of the Sudanese political activist and engineer...

14 July 2011

South Sudan: Messages of #LoveFromSudan

On the eve of the independence of South Sudan, a group of young Sudanese started a movement that is trying to start a conversation between North and South to create...

30 June 2011

China: Sudanese President Bashir's Visit Raises Eyebrows

In the same week that China voices support for an International Criminal Court warrant out on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, it rolls out the red carpet for another ICC fugitive,...

25 May 2011

World Economy: Women Weigh in on Poverty, Work and Debt

The International Museum of Women's online exhibit on women and the economy, features slideshows, podcasts, videos and essays on women from countries such as Sudan, Denmark, Philippines, USA, Costa Rica,...

22 May 2011

Technology for Transparency: Final Report

Technology for Transparency Network

The Technology for Transparency Network is proud to announce the release of its final report, "Global mapping of technology for transparency and accountability". The report is being published by the...

26 March 2011

Sudan: “Because I am a free Sudanese, I will go out and say no”

On March 21, 2011 Sudan's Youth Moment day was born. Youths from universities across Sudan linked and shared information on Facebook and Twitter as a way of setting up a...

13 February 2011

Sudan: May the wind of change sweep through the Upper Nile

Following the triumph of the Egyptian people, tweets are flowing from Sudan to Egypt with one clear message, "May the wind of change sweeps toward the valley of the Upper...

9 February 2011

Sudan: Southern Sudan becomes Africa's newest nation

Southern Sudan has officially become Africa's newest nation after Southern Sudanese voted for secession from the north. Official referendum figures released on Monday showed that 98.83 per cent of voters...

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