Safiyah Riddle


Three Months Later, Sudanese Military Escalates Violent Repression of Protests

The Sudanese military opened fire on protesters on Monday, June 3rd, in an attempt to disperse protesters’ longstanding occupation of the Defence Ministry headquarters in Khartoum. After tear gas and sound grenades were unsuccessful in dissolving crowds, the military eventually resorted to live ammunition, blocking the exits of the sit-in […]


South African Election Results Echo Widespread Unrest

The presidential elections in South Africa on Wednesday 8 May saw its incumbent party, the African National Congress (ANC), retain its parliamentary stronghold for the fifth time since the end of apartheid. However, the election results reflect growing political unrest. For the first time in its history, the ANC received […]


Sudanese Protesters Persist Despite Military Warnings

After nearly a month since the Sudanese military ousted President Omar al-Bashir, protesters continue to demand representation in Sudan’s transitional government. Former President al-Bashir was removed from power on Thursday, April 11th, in response to over 16 weeks of widespread protest. After orchestrating the coup that placed al-Bashir under house […]