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Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir’s fall

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur. But the military, which forced him from power after four months of mass […]
Tags: News, Nation, Sudan, Darfur, Khartoum Sudan, Bashir, Omar al Bashir

Uganda says it is willing to consider asylum for Sudan's ousted leader Bashir

"Uganda would not be apologetic at all for considering an application by Bashir," Okello Oryem, Uganda's state minister for foreign affairs, told Reuters in Kampala. Bashir, 75, who had ruled Sudan for 30 years after seizing power in a military coup, was toppled by the military last week after months of street protests. Bashir faces an International Criminal Court arrest warrant over the death of an estimated 300,000 people during an insurgency in Sudan's western Darfur region over a decade ag...
Tags: Science, Uganda, International criminal court, Sudan, Darfur, Reuters, Kampala, Bashir, Bashir Okello Oryem Uganda

Sudanese protesters jubilant after military leader rapidly replaced

Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf has stepped down after pressure from demonstratorsThe Sudanese military moved swiftly to replace the country’s transitional leader linked to the Darfur genocide after street rallies against him but said that it would not hand over ousted president, Omar al-Bashir, to the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.Thousands of jubilant protesters celebrated in the streets after the defence minister, Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf, who was named de facto...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, International criminal court, Omar al Bashir, Sudan, Darfur, Bashir, Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf

Ibn Ouf, regime insider turned new Sudan ruler

Sudanese General Awad Ibn Ouf, who led the overthrow of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir and has emerged as the country's new ruler, is already under US sanctions for his alleged role in the brutal Darfur conflict. In a sombre televised statement on Thursday, Ibn Ouf announced the ouster of Bashir, who ruled the northeast African country with an iron-fist for 30 years before angry protesters brought him down. Later on Thursday state television announced that Ibn Ouf had been sworn in as head of t...
Tags: News, US, Sudan, Darfur, Bashir, Omar al Bashir, Awad Ibn Ouf, Ibn Ouf

Sudan protesters defy curfew after army topples president Omar al-Bashir

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was deposed by the country's military on Thursday, but protesters against his iron-fisted rule defied a night-time curfew to rally against the military "coup".  In a televised address, Sudan's defence minister said the military would rule the country directly for a two year transition period before fresh elections.  General Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibnouf, who is also a vice president and was seen as an ally of Mr Bashir, said the long-serving dictator was in ...
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Leader of Sudan coup on US sanction list for Darfur genocide

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s defense minister, who led the overthrow Thursday of autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir, has had his assets blocked by the U.S. Treasury since 2007 for supporting and managing militias accused of carrying out genocide in the country’s Darfur conflict. In a televised statement, Gen. Awad ibn Ouf declared that the military had […]
Tags: News, US, Ap, Nation, Sudan, Darfur, Cairo, U S Treasury, Omar al Bashir, Gen Awad ibn Ouf

Sudanese Officials Say Army Forced Autocratic President To Step Down

CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Sudanese marched toward the center of the capital Khartoum on Thursday, cheering, singing and dancing in celebration as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power. The circumstances of al-Bashir’s apparent ouster after months of intensifying protests against his rule were not clear, however, and his whereabouts were unknown. The military told the nation to expect an “importa...
Tags: News, World news, Ap, Army, Sudan, South Sudan, Algeria, Yemen, Darfur, Cairo, The Associated Press, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Khartoum, Bashir, Omar al Bashir, Bouteflika

Military coup ousts Sudan dictator

The 30-year rule of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir is over after a military coup this morning toppled his government. Defense minister Awad Mohamed Auf announced Bashir's arrest on state TV and promised elections in two years, with a military council running the country in the interim. The country's autocratic leader is understood to be under house arrest with several aides at the presidential palace, along with a number of Muslim Brotherhood leaders. The move to oust him from power comes aft...
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Sudan’s military removes, arrests President al-Bashir

By MAGGIE MICHAEL and SAMY MAGDY CAIRO — Sudan’s military arrested President Omar al-Bashir, ousting him from power in the wake of escalating protests against his 30-year rule, the defense minister announced Thursday. He said the military will rule the country for the next two years with an emergency clampdown. The military control risks enflaming protesters. Tens of thousands of Sudanese converged throughout the day at the protest movement’s main sit-in outside the military’s General Command He...
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Army seizes control in Sudan as 'Butcher of Darfur' president Omar al-Bashir ousted after protests

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been deposed by the country's military following months of demonstrations against his rule.  In a televised address, Sudan's defence minister said the military would rule the country directly for a two year transition period before fresh elections.  General Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibnouf, who is also a vice president and was seen as an ally of Mr Bashir, said the long-serving dictator was in a “safe place.” "I announce as minister of defence the toppling ...
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A Line in the River by Jamal Mahjoub review – Khartoum, city of memory

The novelist rediscovers the Sudanese city where he grew upNovelist Jamal Mahjoub’s mother had a comfortable, middle-class English upbringing. His father was from Sudan; “born in a house of mud bricks”, he “received only a rudimentary education”. They met in London and married in 1955, breaking “centuries of taboo”: a black man marrying a white woman.Mahjoub grew up in his father’s city of Khartoum, which, like the rest of Sudan, “is not one city at all, but fractured”. Built at the confluence o...
Tags: Books, London, Africa, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Sudan, Autobiography and memoir, Paperbacks, Darfur, Khartoum, White Niles, Mahjoub, Politics books, Jamal Mahjoub

Britain’s flawed dialogue with Sudan regime | Letters

The UK should call for an immediate political transition to end nearly 30 years of repressive rule, say eight signatories including Lutz OetteWe wholeheartedly agree with your editorial (7 March) stating that the demonstrators in Sudan calling daily for freedom and the rule of law “do not want a different version of this regime, or more conflict”. The problem is indeed the regime, not just a president indicted for genocide by the international criminal court and for whom, despite their public cl...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Protest, Africa, UK News, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Omar al-Bashir, Sudan, Darfur, Icc, Khartoum, Lutz

Pressure pays off for the people of Sudan

Sudan (MNN) -- Three months of nationwide protests – reportedly the longest in Sudan’s history – are producing results. Bloomberg News describes demonstrations as the “biggest challenge” to President Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year reign. On Friday , Bashir stepped down as leader of Sudan’s governing party. He still holds his post as Sudan’s president, but that could quickly change. What does all of this mean for Christians? Only time will tell. David Curry heads up the Christian persecution...
Tags: Usa, Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Muslim Brotherhood, Darfur, Christ, Arab Spring, Curry, Bloomberg News, David Curry, Bashir, Omar al Bashir, USA Click, Omar Hassan Ahmad al Bashir, Wikimedia Commons Bashir

Handing over power may be first steps to change in Sudan

Omar al-Bashir has declared a state of emergency and promoted an ally to placate protestersStreet protesters in Sudan pressing for a change of leader and regime achieved a remarkable turnaround last week – but not the sort they were hoping for.President Omar al-Bashir, who seized power in a coup 30 years ago and has clung on tenaciously since, unexpectedly stood down as head of the ruling National Congress party (NCP). But rather than open the door to reform, as protesters demanded, Bashir gave ...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Omar al Bashir, Sudan, Darfur, Icc, Bashir, National Congress, Darfur Continue

UN says emergency decree will impact peace in Sudan’s Darfur

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. assistant secretary-general for Africa says Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s declaration of a countrywide state of emergency and replacement of all governors will affect peace efforts in Darfur. Bintou Keita told the Security Council Monday that “some rebel groups have demonstrated a stiffening of their position” since al-Bashir’s announcement Friday […]
Tags: News, Africa, Nation, Sudan, Un, Darfur, Security Council, UNITED NATIONS AP, Bashir, Omar al Bashir, Bintou Keita

A book is news for the wrong reasons

Almost a decade ago, when I was teaching journalism for four semesters as a visiting guest lecturer at USC’s Annenberg School, I developed an online curriculum for high school students. I wrote the syllabi for hard news, features and blogging, and taught the first class to students from around the world. Because the program was developed in conjunction with The New York Times, I took a trip to Manhattan to finalize the last details of the program with an editor there. The paper had recently move...
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Where are George Clooney and co now that Sudan needs them? | Nesrine Malik

The people are rising up. But the western celebrities and the human rights industry that fought for this are absentIn 2017, a US law firm signed a contract with the Sudanese government, to assist in efforts to lift the economic sanctions that had been suffocating the country since 1997. Within weeks, George Clooney and John Prendergast, veteran activists for human rights in Sudan, wrote a letter in Time magazine, objecting to this. They asked rhetorically, did the law firm’s senior ranks, filled...
Tags: Human Rights, Protest, Africa, Time, US, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Sudan, George Clooney, Darfur, Omar al Bashir, Nesrine Malik, John Prendergast, Clooney Prendergast

Sudan unrest enters second month with protests in Omdurman

Near daily demonstrations set off by a worsening economic crisis have shaken Sudan since Dec. 19. Protesters have called for an end to President Omar al-Bashir's three-decade rule, blaming him for the country's problems. Bashir has blamed the unrest and accompanying violence on foreign "agents" and rebels from the western region of Darfur, claims he repeated on Sunday.
Tags: Science, Sudan, Darfur, Bashir, Omar al Bashir, Omdurman

Security forces fire tear gas as more protests hit Sudanese cities

Security forces fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who marched after noon prayers in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Friday to demand that President Omar al-Bashir step down from 30 years in power. Anti-government protests first flared last month and have posed the most serious challenge yet to Bashir, a former army general who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in the Darfur region. In previous weeks, demonstrations have begun only after sundown and th...
Tags: Science, International criminal court, Darfur, Anti, Khartoum, Bashir, Omar al Bashir

Best things to see and do in Sudan

Because it’s been plagued by two civil wars (1955-1972 and 1983-2005) and the ongoing violence taking place in the Darfur region, many people think the whole of Sudan is dangerous; however, the northeastern region of the country is very peaceful. With a rich cultural heritage, twice as many pyramids as Egypt, and warm, welcoming locals, Sudan is worth checking out. Since very few visitors venture into the country and the government is not promoting its amazing assets, it’s a great destination...
Tags: Travel, Osama Bin Laden, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Gaddafi, Darfur, All, Unesco World Heritage, Wawa, Khartoum, US Department of State, White Nile, South Kordofan, Hamed, Amon

Sudanese Christian refugees in Egypt treated as third-class citizens

Sudan (MNN) -- They work long hours in "unofficial" jobs for low pay. They are hesitant to send their children to public schools for fear of bullying and abuse. They share small apartments in groups of eight to ten. For Sudanese refugees living in Cairo, Egypt, life is not what they hoped for when they fled genocide and an economic crisis in their home country. Bonita Dirk with Nuba Mountains Bible Institute in Cairo (NBIC) explains: “Officially, the laws of Egypt are you have to have nine ...
Tags: Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Muslim, Un, Christian, Darfur, Cairo, Cairo Egypt, Dirk, Nuba Mountains, Nuba, NBIC, Prayercast, Bonita Dirk, Nuba Mountains Bible Institute

On the Front Line of the Saudi War in Yemen? Child Soldiers from Darfur

Led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudis have used their oil wealth to outsource the war, primarily by hiring desperate survivors of Sudan’s conflict.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, War Crimes, Sudan, Yemen, Darfur, Mohammed bin Salman, Bashir, Houthis, Politics And Government, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Defense and Military Forces, Mohammed bin Salman (1985-, Omar Hassan Al, Janjaweed

In Search of the Origin of “Silent Night”

Silent nights are an uncommon occurrence in The Big Apple, but on a frosty evening in late November, a group of people are gathered at a Colonial-Era churchyard cemetery on the grounds of New York City’s Trinity Church. There’s a nip in the air, but it has zero effect on the feeling of warmth and fellowship amongst the crowd standing under the bright lights of the giant towers of the city’s Financial District. On this night, Lower Manhattan’s nocturnal cacophony of howling sirens, honking car h...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York City, Toronto, Unesco, Austria, Vienna, Atlantic, Trinity, North America, World Trade Center, Yemen, Salzburg, Darfur, Gruber, Silent Night

'Suddenly you have to run for your life': a film-maker's take on life in Sudan – podcast

Award-winning director Hajooj Kuka on the realities of life in a wartorn country, and the inspiration for aKasha, his first feature filmSudan-based Hajooj Kuka set out to document life in refugee camps. His films include Beats of the Antonov – on war, music and the resilience of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains – and Darfur’s Skeleton, which tells the stories of Sudanese people displaced by conflict. He co-founded the Refugee Club, bringing together artists with similar backgrounds...
Tags: Film, Culture, Global development, Sudan, Darfur, Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, Hajooj Kuka, Conflict and arms, Refugee Club

Conflict Transformation vs. Transformational Travel

In my life, I have been blessed to be able to study abroad, work abroad and to travel extensively overseas. I’ve been a TEFL instructor, a tour guide and a study abroad director. I have experienced the ins and outs of the food and beverage industry on several continents. I’ve backpacked Europe and traveled alone in the Middle East. All of these experiences have the power to transform an individual. I like to refer to them as ‘transformational travel.’ However, there is one form of ‘transformatio...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, London, Featured, California, Barcelona, Britain, Ireland, Paris, Middle East, Northern Ireland, Un, Red Cross, Volunteering, Belfast

UN-AU envoy urges UN to consider action against Sudan rebel

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The joint U.N.-African Union envoy for Darfur is calling on the Security Council to consider “stern measures” — likely sanctions — against the Sudan Liberation Army’s founder Abdul Wahid Elnur, who has refused to join the peace process. Jeremiah Mamabolo told the Security Council Monday that “from all accounts, he prefers […]
Tags: News, Sudan, Un, Darfur, Security Council, UNITED NATIONS AP, U N African Union, Nation & World, Sudan Liberation Army, Jeremiah Mamabolo, Abdul Wahid Elnur

U.N. team: Myanmar military chiefs should face ‘genocide’ case

By JAMEY KEATEN The Associated Press GENEVA — Investigators working for the U.N.’s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six by name among those behind deadly, systematic crimes against the ethnic minority. The call, accompanying a first report by the team of investigators, amounts to some of the strongest language yet from U.N. officials who have denounced alleged human r...
Tags: Asia, News, China, Sport, European Union, World news, Soccer, United States, United Nations, International criminal court, Aung San Suu Kyi, Sudan, Bangladesh, Un, Myanmar, Rohingya

Kofi Annan's three key UN speeches - video

The former United Nations secretary general and Nobel peace prize laureat has died at the age of 80, his foundation said. Annan served two terms as secretary general in New York from 1997 to 2006 and retired in Geneva. He faced tough times during his tenure at the UN – the war in Iraq, which he opposed, lingering questions on UN scandals, deteriorating ties with the George W Bush administration and US rightwingers calling for his head. His worst moments, Annan said, included not being able to st...
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Money is Spiritual: “Scarcity or Abundance?”

Scarcity or Abundance? I suffered from a scarcity mentality. What does this mean? As you already know from previous meditations, I didn’t grow up with a lot of money. I went through my whole ministry without a lot of money. I ended up literally bankrupt when I left the ministry in 2010. My default belief was that I would never have lots of money in my life and never experience abundance financially because I’d never known otherwise. I felt stuck, trapped, and fatalistic about money. In fact, som...
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Hull tent art installation shows refugee family's journey

The Dirar family fled war-torn Darfur and spent four years at a refugee camp before moving to Hull.
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