July 18th, 2019The West needs to rethink its strategy on Sudan, according to Alex de Waal, Executive Director of the World Peace Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts. De Waal was delivering a seminar at Portcullis House, in the British Parliament buildings, following the recent agreement between the Alliance for Freedom and Change and the Transitional Military Council....
July 15th, 2019Monday, July 8th briefing: Speaker: Al-Marith Idris- Representative of the UMMA Party
- 9/16 states in Sudan have experienced intense war
- Rapid Support Force (RSF) – 20-40,000 formed in 2014. Formally the Janjaweed (the Janjaweed also has hubs in Chad +Ethiopia)
- All tribes in South Kordofan are armed and ready to go
- The constitution of Sudan has been re-written to include a Bill of Rights (human rights)
- The revolution has two parts.
July 15th, 2019Recent events in Sudan May 1st
- African Union issues third warning giving the junta two-months to hand over power to civilians or risk suspension.
- 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, 2019On 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 18th, 2019On June 17, at least 30 people were killed and 40 injured in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno – the largest mass killing this year by Islamist militants, according to Reuters. UNICEF has condemned the use of children as suicide bombers in the attack on Monday, confirming that two underage girls and a boy blew themselves up at a community viewing football centre in the Konduga area of Borno State....
June 14th, 2019Sudan’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 7th, 2019On June 6, Baroness Cox (crossbench) spoke in the House of Lords to ask what the British Government is doing to support peaceful protesters in Sudan and what steps it will take to ensure the military junta is held accountable. This comes just days after crackdowns on Sudanese pro-democracy protesters carried out by security forces left more than 100 people dead, and just over a month after the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir, who was deposed following mass protests after being in power for 30 years....
June 6th, 2019
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.