Sudan


Ousted Sudan President Omar al-Bashir Sentenced To Two Years In Correctional Facility

Deposed former Sudanese President of thirty years, Omar al-Bashir, was convicted on corruption charges and sentenced to two years in a social correctional facility on 14 December, 2019. Saturday’s case was centred not on allegations of human rights violations already faced by al-Bashir, but on financial wrongdoing: the illegal possession […]


The Nile River Water Crisis

This report seeks to provide a long-lasting solution to the current crisis over the construction of Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project (GERD). The dam which is expected to be completed in 2020, has led to significant tensions between upstream Ethiopia, Sudan (which has realigned itself by siding with Ethiopia) and downstream Egypt whose freshwater supply is under increasing threat as the GERD project nears its completion.


France Pledges Support For Sudan’s Removal From U.S’s List Of Terrorism Sponsors

Newly appointed Sudanese President Abdalla Hamdock arrived in Paris on 30th September to appeal to President Emmanuel Macron for support in efforts to have Sudan removed from the United States’ list of state sponsors of terrorism. According to Africanews, Macron not only pledged France’s support to Sudan on the issue, […]


ISIS Continues To Operate Despite Trump Announcing Their Eradication

Various sources have confirmed that ISIS has regained strength in major footholds, months after Trump claimed responsibility for wiping out the terror group entirely. According to a 15 July United Nations assessment on the status of ISIS, the “caliphate” has lost its geographical centre and is operating covertly. However, its […]


EU Nations Agree To Take In Refugees Stranded On The Ocean Viking Rescue Ship Near Malta 1

On Thursday, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Romania agreed to take in 356 African refugees aboard the Ocean Viking, a Norwegian-flagged rescue ship that has been stranded near Malta for two weeks. The EU Migration Commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, negotiated the deal between Malta and the six other EU countries […]


Power-Sharing Deal Officially Signed In Sudan, Still A Long Road To Prosperity

After months of uncertainty in Sudan, a landmark power-sharing deal has been formally signed between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces of Freedom and Change Alliance (FFC) which seeks to begin the transition to civilian rule in Sudan. The agreement was signed in the capital Khartoum by Mohamed […]


South Sudan’s Peace Deal Extends With No End In Sight

Three months into South Sudan’s extended peace deal and little progress has been made towards brokering a power-sharing agreement. The deal was struck in order to reinstate Riek Machar as Vice President, whose position was stripped in 2013 after President Salva Kiir accused him of planning a mutiny. For five […]


The New Sudanese Transitional Agreement Warrants Healthy Scepticism 1

Hopes of a transition to civilian rule in Sudan were revitalized earlier this month with a new power sharing agreement finalized between the Transitional Military Council and Sudan’s Forces of Freedom and Change.  The power sharing agreement is the result of an ongoing dispute between transitional military council figures and […]


President El-Sisi Meets With Sudan’s Hemeti A Day Before Power-Deal Talks Resume

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with the deputy head of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC), General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, in Cairo ahead of resumption of power talks. TMC has been accused of and heavily criticized for a brutal suppression of pro-democracy demonstrators which occurred in June. Dagalo, widely known […]


Grandi Calls For Equitable Sharing Of Refugees, Furthering The Resettlement Dilemma

The untamable refugee crisis around the globe continues to be a huge concern for the international community. Though the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR )can be applauded for working tirelessly to protect the basic rights of refugees (food, clothes, health, education etc), the permanent resettlement of refugees into […]


Sudan’s Power Sharing Deal An Important Step Towards Democratic Governance

Sudan’s ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups have concluded two days of talks on July 5 in the capital, Khartoum, with an agreement to share power in a transition period before elections. African Union (AU) mediator, Mohamed Hassan Lebatt, announced at a news conference that […]


Sudan’s Military Council In The Dilemma Of Martial Dictatorship And New Generation Democracy

For about three months now, one of Africa’s biggest countries, Sudan has been in turmoil with regular protests organized by opposition groups demanding political changes after the three-decade rule of Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir. First were overwhelming mass protests in the streets of Khartoum, the country’s capital and other towns […]


Sudan’s Military Rejects Ethiopia’s Transition Proposal

A transition plan to move Sudan towards civilian rule was proposed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali on June 23rd but was rejected by Sudanese military rulers. The Transitional Military Council (TMC), nevertheless, refused this proposal. “We asked the mediators to unite their efforts and submit a joint paper […]