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Khattab Hamad

Khattab Hamad is a telecom engineer who works for a telecom company in Sudan. He is interested in digital rights — specifically about internet shutdowns. Khattab is also interested in Sudan news.

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Latest posts by Khattab Hamad

Historic peace deal in Sudan signed during historic flooding

A historic peace deal with rebel groups in Sudan also comes during historic flooding that has ushered in a humanitarian disaster. What are the government’s plans to make life easier?

In eastern Sudan, a bloody intercommunal conflict raises national security concerns

While the Sudanese people await a signed peace agreement, blood continues to spill, this time along ethnic and tribal lines in the port city of Port Sudan, in eastern Sudan.

Can Sudan's new government solve the annual mass flooding crisis?

No government in Sudan's history has been able to solve the humanitarian disasters brought on by annual flooding, which inevitably leads to chronic destruction and loss of life.

Sudan uprising: Sweeping reforms usher in justice and freedom

These laws show the identity of a new Sudan that recognizes rights, diversity, freedom of belief and expression.

Sudan uprising: Nertati sit-in, the new wave

On June 28, citizens in Nertati, Darfur, held an ongoing sit-in with several demands: An end to armed militia attacks on civilians, disarmament, the arrest of perpetrators and agricultural protection.

No medicine, no healing: Sudan’s pharmaceutical crisis

Since 2016, medicine prices in Sudan have risen exponentially. To make matters worse, the government’s central bank lacks the foreign currency necessary to import essential drugs from abroad.

War in Darfur: Wanted by the ICC, militia leader Ali Kushayb surrenders

Ali Kushayb, a renowned war criminal wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity in Darfur, Sudan, finally surrendered himself after years in hiding to the courts on June 9,...

Internet shutdowns in Sudan: The story behind the numbers and statistics

In the last several years, Sudan experienced two major internet shutdowns that seriously prohibited basic communication and exchange during politically charged periods, causing exponential losses and risks.

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