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GV Face: Everything You Need to Know About #SudanRevolts

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan, Digital Activism, Human Rights, Politics, Protest, GV Face

Dozens of Sudanese activists are currently on hunger strike across the world to protest human rights violations in Sudan [1]. Under the banner #Strike4Sudan [2], striking activists have been protesting in front of the White House in Washington DC since October 20. Last month the Sudanese government responded to peaceful mass protests with guns and tear gas. More than 200 protesters were killed and over 2000 arrested [3], some were even tortured. 

Graphic images of injured and murdered protesters spread widely through social media, telling the story of a Sudanese revolution that has been in the making since 2009. At the heart of the revolt is a nonviolent grassroots movement called Girifna, which means “We are fed up. “ [4]

This week our MENA editor Amira AlHussaini and Deputy Editor Sahar Habib Ghazi talk about #SudanRevolts [5] with our Sudan author Usamah M, [6] and Magdi ElGizouli, the man behind the influential blog Still Sudan, we will ask him why some are calling the ongoing protests the next Arab Spring [7].

Visit theGV Face: #SudanRevolts event page [8]for more information.


Female activists protest the detainment of a writer named Rania. Posted on Twitter by @Girifna