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July 15th, 2019

Sudan Briefing: May-July 2019 Timeline of Events

Recent events in Sudan May 1st
  • African Union issues third warning giving the junta two-months to hand over power to civilians or risk suspension.
May 13th
  • A shooting outside military headquarters in Central Khartoum leaves six people dead
  • Sudanese prosecutors claim that al-Bashir has been charged with involvement in killing and incitement to kill protestors during the popular uprising.

July 12th, 2019

Baroness Cox talks religious persecution in the HoL

On Thursday 11th July, Baroness Cox spoke in the House of Lords on accounts of religious persecution that she has witnessed first hand in Sudan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Watch the video on youtube here and read the full transcript below:   Debate: Religious Persecution 11 July 2019 Baroness Cox’s speech: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Elton, on initiating this timely debate and on his comprehensive opening speech....

June 14th, 2019


Sudan’s fight for freedom has entered a new stage following a brutal crackdown on protesters which has left more than 120 people dead. With human rights groups placing the death toll much higher, the testimony of survivors describe how bodies of victims were thrown into the Nile to hide the true scale of the massacre....

June 6th, 2019

Baroness Cox’s Statement on Recent Attacks in Sudan

The recent brutal attacks reportedly perpetrated by the Transitional Military Government militia, terrorising and massacring peaceful civilians, represent a deeply disturbing development.   Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday morning. 

April 30th, 2019

Baroness Cox’s written questions on Sudan – April 2019

April has been a historic month for the people of Sudan, whose protests have forced long-awaited change in their country. On April 10, anti-government demonstrators were successful in removing Omar al-Bashir after members of security and police forced rebelled against his government....

April 30th, 2019

Baroness Cox asks the British Government how it will redeem its reputation over ‘strategic dialogue’ with Sudan

On April 30, Baroness Cox (crossbench) spoke in the House of Lords to question how the British Government plans to redeem its reputation over conditions of ‘strategic dialogue’ with the regime in Sudan. Baroness Cox asks the government to provide substantive humanitarian and political support in the push to transition towards a civilian government, following the ousting of former President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month....

April 12th, 2019

Women in the Sudanese Uprising

“Women aren’t just a part of the movement, they are leading it” – Alaa Salah Yesterday was a historic day for the people of Sudan. After a three-decade long dictatorship, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, was pushed out of power, forced to step down, and was placed on house arrest by the Sudanese military....

April 11th, 2019

Hope for the Future of Sudan: The removal of Omar-Al Bashir

Omar al-Bashir’s legacy – defined by oppression, war and genocide – has been brought to an end by the military that served under his rule for more than thirty years; Reuters has reported that the President of Sudan was forced to step down on April 10 after members of security and armed forces rebelled against his government....

April 11th, 2019

Press Release – Baroness Cox’s Letter to The People of Sudan

Dear Sudanese friends and friends of Sudan, Congratulations! We are delighted to hear that President al-Bashir has been forced to step down. We realise that the Sudanese people have paid a high price and made many sacrifices for this change of regime. ...

April 8th, 2019

Sudan expert, Eric Reeves discusses the latest Sudan protests

On Sunday 7th April, during the 2nd night of a sit-in protest calling for the fall of President al-Bashir, some members of the Sudanese military began to protect civilians from security forces firing tear-gas and live ammunition at unarmed protestors....
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