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Why is Kenya a Target for Somalia-Based al-Shabab Terrorists?
Once again, the Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab appears to have struck Kenya. This time, the attack was on the Dusit D2 hotel and office complex in the capital, Nairobi. VOA senior analyst Jeffrey Young spoke via Skype with insurgency experts, who explain why Kenya is a target for al-Shabab.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:52:00 -0500


Human Rights Watch: World's Autocrats Face Rising Resistance
Human Rights Watch says people around the world are confronting the abuses of autocrats and pushing back against intolerant populists. In its annual report, the advocacy group says 2018 saw growing opposition to authoritarian trends in Western democracies, as well as countries with traditionally controlling governments. And as VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports, groups often organized to support the rights of people in other countries.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:10:00 -0500


African Union Urges Congo to Suspend Final Election Results
The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the disputed presidential election, citing "serious doubts."  Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a challenge filed by the election's declared runner-up. Martin Fayulu has requested a recount, alleging fraud. Upholding the results could spark violence in a country hoping for...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:58:25 -0500


Canadian Kidnapped in Burkina Faso Found Dead 
A Canadian geologist kidnapped earlier this week in Burkina Faso has been found dead, the country's security ministry said Thursday.    Kirk Woodman was abducted by gunmen late Tuesday from a remote gold mine in the country's northeast region.    His body was found near the country's borders with Mali and Niger in Gorom Gorom, the ministry said.     Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland confirmed Woodman's...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:17:11 -0500


Ethiopia Allows Almost 1 Million Refugees to Leave Camps, Go to Work
Ethiopia passed a law Thursday giving almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps, in a move praised for providing them with more dignity and reducing reliance on foreign aid. Home to Africa's second largest refugee population after Uganda, Ethiopia hosts more than 900,000 people who have fled conflict, drought and persecution in neighboring countries such as South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea. The refugees — many of whom sought refuge decades ago and...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:03:50 -0500
Sudan and Southern Sudan: separate nations
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8 protesters injured as demonstrations continue in Sudan

January 15, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Police and security forces have fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse protesters at various parts of the capital, Khartoum injuring at least 8 people.
Earlier this week, the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) called on residents of Al-Kalakla suburb, south of Khartoum and Sabrin suburb, north of Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman to organize night protests to demand the removal of President Omer al-Bashir's regime.
Police and security forces (...)

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Donors decline to fund South Sudan ceasefire monitors

January 16, 2018 (JUBA) - International donors have snubbed calls to fund South Sudan peace monitors putting at risk the functioning of the body responsible for monitoring and verifying the implementation permanent ceasefire revealed its chairman body, Maj Gen Desta Abiche Ageno.
Speaking at the 7th meeting of the Technical Committee of Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) in Juba on Wednesday, Ageno told the participants that the (...)

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EU team visits S. Sudan refugees in West Kordofan

January 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A delegation from the European Union (EU) on Tuesday has visited the camps of South Sudanese refugees in West Kordofan State.
In a press release on Wednesday, the secretary general of West Kordofan government Abdel-Mun'im Mohamed said the delegation visited South Sudanese refugees at Al-Mairam and Al-Kharasana camps, pointing the visit has been carried out in coordination with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
He added the visit of the EU (...)

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Five Sudanese towns participate in Thursday's protests: statement

January 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese opposition and professional forces participating in the nearly one-month anti-government protests announced that five towns will participate in the march of 17 January.
The Sudanese Professionals Association, National Consensus Forces, Sudan Call and Gathering of Unionists in Opposition on the first hours of Wednesday issued a joint statement after the evening protests of Tuesday in Khartoum state.
The evening protests are seen by the organizers (...)

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Russia says Wagner paramilitary are in Sudan but not to quell protests

January 15, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Russia has officially dismissed reports that military of the private group, Wagner, are taking part in the Sudanese government efforts to quell the nearly four-week protests across the country.
"We declare with all responsibility that Russian experts from non-government structures do not participate in suppressing protests in Sudan, as some unscrupulous Western media claim," the Russian embassy in Khartoum said.
The Embassy's spokesperson told the (...)

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SPLM-IO denies defection of Gen Johnson Olony

January 15, 2019 (JUBA) - The Sudan people's Liberation Movement In Opposition (SPLM-IO) dismissed a recent press report claiming the defection of Gen Johnson Olony from the group as a result of his rejection of the revitalized peace agreement. Two days ago an online news website has reported that Gen Olony rejects the peace pact because it didn't addressee the cause of the Chollo people, and according he would not stop the war against the South Sudanese government.
Mabior Garang de (...)

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Sudan Unrest: government says determined to preserve security

January 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese Presidential Assistant Thursday defended the repressive policy against protesters saying his government is determined to quell the unrest in order to "maintain security and safety" of the people.
European Union, Troika country and UN human rights officials condemned the excessive use of force against the protesters and called on Khartoum to ensure freedoms.
Faisal Hassan Ibrahim who is also the deputy chairman of the ruling National Congress Party (...)

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Sudan cracks down violently on Thursday protesters, 3 killed

January 17, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - At least three people were killed by Sudanese security forces on Thursday during a violent crackdown on peaceful protests in most of Khartoum neighbourhoods. Also, hundreds of young men and women have been arrested in central Khartoum as well as a number of journalists.
Thursday protests are part of demonstrations the opposition groups decided to hold to press President Omer al-Bashir to step down as a result of the endemic economic crisis the country is (...)

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Sudan opposition calls for more protests after Thursday's bloody repression

January 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The opposition groups of the Declaration of Freedom and Change (DFC) called for three protests on Sunday and Tuesday and Thursday based on its strategy of attrition of the security forces, while the government seemingly opted for the use of more violence.
On Thursday, the police and security forces violently clamped down on peaceful protesters and prevented them from reaching the presidency in Khartoum after deploying a huge number of security forces in (...)

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Sudan to host new round of talks for peace in Central African Republic

January 15, 2019 (KHARTOUM) Sudan's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said Khartoum would host a new round of talks between the armed movements and the government in the Central African Republic (CAR) on 24 January.
Last November, the Sudanese government postponed the meeting upon the request of the African Union (AU) because it coincided with the African Union Extraordinary Summit on the Institutional Reform.
In a statement extended to Sudan Tribune, Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Babiker (...)

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Sudan's uprising is putting the future of al-Bashir's rule at stake

By Adil Babikir
The buzzword in Sudan these days is tasgut bass. The catchphrase, which translates into “you must go, no matter what”, is echoing in demonstrations across the country calling on President al-Bashir to step down in what is believed to be the most serious challenge to his 30 –year rule.
When the Islamists in Sudan seized power in a military coup in June 1989, they wasted no time to demonstrate that they had come to stay. From torturing opponents in the infamous “ghost houses” (...)

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Sudanese in Kassala join anti-government protests

January 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Hundreds of Sudanese took to the street in Kassala for the first time on Wednesday joining the one-month protests across the country against the government of President Omer al-Bashir.
While a fact-finding committee for investigating the anti-government protests took the oath of office before the Sudanese president.
The security forces in Kassala fired tear gas on the demonstrators and arrested dozens after a significant protest in the eastern Sudan town (...)

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Sudanese security arrests close aide to Ghazi Salah al-Din

January 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese security service arrested on Wednesday a close aide to the head of Reform Now Movement (RNM) Gazhi Salah al-Din, and took him to an unknown location, the group said.
The regime of President Omer al-Bashir has been facing for the first time since one month nationwide protests rejecting his government and demanding him to step down.
The RNM which is one of the national dialogue process forces and was participating in his government decided to (...)

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United Kingdom urges Sudan to avoid use of violence against protesters

January 16, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - British Ambassador to Sudan Irfan Siddiq said he urged the Sudanese government to avoid violence with the protesters and to release the political detainees.
Siddiq met on Wednesday with the Sudanese Presidential Assistant Faisal Ibrahim and Foreign Minister El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed to discuss the increasing violence he government organs use against the protesters.
His meetings took place 24 hours before a large protest the opposition plans to hold on (...)

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Sudan, map and flag from Wikipedia, below. Southern Sudan was part of this nation until 2011.
Location of  Sudan  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Southern Sudan, map and flag from Wikipedia, below. Declared itself an independent nation on Jul 9, 2011.
Pictures above, below and background: a conference called in Philadelphia, at Temple University, in Dec 2011, to bring together all factions involved in the ongoing Sudanese genocides and other human rights abuses  in Sudan and South Sudan. The convener, Dr Abdel Gabar Adam, founder of Darfur Human Rights and adviser to Sudan Sunrise, is sitting below, with his hands raised, addressing the speaker.
The Kingdom of Northern Sudan was proclaimed on June 16, 2014 by US Army veteran, former congressional candidate in Virginia and neo-colonist Jeremiah Heaton rocks. He maintains that 1300 square kilometers of desert was previously unclaimed by either Sudan or Egypt. He is not limited by his imagination; he wants to turn the land into a food-producing area to alleviate world hunger. However, I hope he knows that the other Sudans are not getting along, and I really hope there is no oil in his country of North Sudan.
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Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters in Sudan
Demonstrators clashed with security forces on the streets of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, as they marched to the presidential palace to demand the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir. Some protesters and eyewitnesses reported that security forces had fired live rounds at them.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:36:19 GMT


Sudan Protesters Met With Tear Gas on March to Presidential Palace
Demonstrators clashed with security forces on the streets of the capital in the latest demonstration against President Omar al-Bashir.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:17:44 GMT


Marching Toward a Massacre
The people of Sudan need the world’s help to protect them from their genocidal president.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:09:58 GMT


Saudi Arabia Denies Issuing American Weapons to Sudanese
Sudanese soldiers fighting for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen had told The Times that they had been issued weapons they believed were American.

Wed, 02 Jan 2019 22:59:05 GMT


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.

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:28:30 GMT


Sudanese Protests, After Days of Violence, Turn Anger Over Bread Toward Bashir
President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s government is facing a crisis of legitimacy, analysts say, with inflation that leaves some Sudanese spending 40 percent of their incomes just on bread.

Mon, 24 Dec 2018 18:44:50 GMT


Nearly 132 Million People Will Need Aid, U.N. Says in 2019 Appeal
The U.N. is seeking about $25 billion, an increase of about 10 percent, even though relief agencies are becoming more efficient.

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:48:01 GMT


In Australia, a Sudanese Basketball League Finds Itself Sidelined by Racist Fears
The South Sudanese Australian National Basketball Association said it was forced to cancel a tournament after being unfairly linked to stories of gang violence.

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 07:45:29 GMT


A Thought Experiment at the Supreme Court Over How to Sue a Country
Sailors injured in the 2000 bombing of the destroyer Cole won a $314 million default judgment. It was at risk at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 19:37:23 GMT


‘We Have to Fight’: Immigrants Win Reprieve, but Anxiety Over Deportation Lingers
Salvadorans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Sudanese won a temporary reprieve from a White House decision to end their protected status in the United States.

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:08:38 GMT