Sudanese Protesters Express Dissatisfaction With Transition Government

On June 30th in Sudan, demonstrations organized by the Sudanese Professionals’ Association and by Resistance Committees occurred in Khartoum, Kassala, and Darfur. The protesters are gathering despite the closing of city streets and the use of tear gas by police. Participants are utilizing the phrase popular during last year’s ousting […]

Ethiopian-Sudan Relations Deteriorate Following Border clashes of Forces

Diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and Sudan have become further inflamed after a deadly clash between armed forces along their common border last Thursday. Sudan responded by summoning the Ethiopian embassy’s charge d’affaires, as their army spokesperson General Amer Mohamed al-Hassan announced that “we decided to give a chance for diplomacy […]

Sudan Summons Ethiopian Ambassador As Cross Border Attack Raises Tensions During Negotiations Over Water Rights To The Nile River

Sudan has summoned the Ethiopian ambassador after a cross border attack occurred in the Eastern province of al-Qadarif on Thursday, reports the Associated Press. Sudan claims the attack was carried out by a militia which receives support from the Ethiopian government. Two people were killed and 10 wounded  in the […]

Why The Western System Of COVID-19 Response Won’t Work In Africa

Confirmed Coronavirus cases have reached over 100,000 in Africa. According to the Africa Center of Regional Studies, the first case of COVID-19 in Africa was reported on February 15th, two months after the virus was initially identified in China. The spread of the pandemic in Africa has been relatively slow […]

Sudan Passes Law Criminalizing FGM

On 22 April, Sudan made female genital mutilation (FGM) a criminal offence punishable by three years in jail. According to the United Nations, nearly nine out of 10 (86.6%) women and girls in Sudan have been victims of female genital mutilation. Though Sudan currently has a transitional government, the law […]

No Ceasefire For African Conflicts Amidst COVID-19

Amidst pleas from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a global ceasefire to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, violent conflict in Africa rages on. On March 23, Guterres urged warring parties worldwide to unite against the COVID-19 pandemic by laying down their arms temporarily. “The fury of the virus illustrates the […]

“GERMs Of Instability:” Tensions over Nile Valley an Imminent Threat to Regional Security

Update On April 1st, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERM) was nearly complete, and would begin filling its newly created reservoir over this summer’s rainy season. Sudanese officials have urged Addis Ababa to reconsider this premature adjustment to the Nile’s flow, with Sudanese […]

East Africa Braces For Second Wave Of Locusts Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

For the second time this year, East African nations are bracing for the onslaught of locust swarms. The first swarms left the region devastated. The scientific journal, Nature, reported that the first swarms (spotted in at least eight countries) have placed an estimated 20 million people in the region at risk […]

Secretary-General Reiterates Appeal for Global Ceasefire

In a public statement by Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, on March 23rd, states and non-state actors around the world were called upon to lay down their arms in the face of the growing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Before a sombre international press conference, he declared, “The virus does not care […]

Preventing A Water War – Sudan PM To Restore Negotiations On Ethiopia Dam

The Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has announced his intention to reignite trilateral talks between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan regarding the divisive Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) currently under construction. In a telephone call to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, previously appointed to facilitate discussions between the deadlocked nations, Hamdok […]

Sudan PM Survives Assassination Attempt, Arrests Made

Several arrests have been made in conjunction with an attempt on the life of the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok. The event, which authorities are calling  an assassination attempt, underscores a time of instability in Sudan as the nation moves into a civilian-ruled system. Sudanese state media have reported that […]

Al-Bashir May Finally Face Justice For Crimes Against Humanity

The Government of Sudan recently announced that it was willing to hand over former President Omar Al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court. Should this happen, Bashir will most likely be put on trial, with a high likelihood of conviction. The ICC accused Bashir of committing crimes against humanity in 2009 […]

Guterres Calls For ‘Massive International Support’ For Sudan

Last Sunday, at the 33rd African Union summit in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlined goals and obstacles for the continent in achieving the AU’s Agenda 2063 and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Paramount in those efforts is the Silencing the Guns initiative, the primary […]

Goals and Gaps for Africa in 2020: The African Union’s 33rd Annual Summit

On the 9th and 10th of February, the African Union (AU) met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for their 33rd annual summit. This summit’s theme was “Silencing of the Guns”, acknowledging the range of devastating civil wars still terrorizing millions of civilians across the continent. The summit saw leaders of the […]

Sudanese Peace Talks Progress To The Next Stage

The Sudanese government has extended a major ceasefire agreement with the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) which may mark the beginning of the end for fighting that has ravaged the impoverished Sudanese people since 1983. The treaty, initially signed early September, aimed at creating a diplomatic path for the integration of […]