Sudan: Another Step Backward on the Road to Democratic Transition

Prime Minister Hamdok resigned Monday night after failing to quell street protests against the coup plotters or form the agreed government of technocrats. The resignation of Abdullah Hamdok as Sudan’s prime minister, after six weeks of trying to bring the military and civilian opposition together, has plunged the transition into uncertainty and left the country…

Sudan: Masses Pressure Military Regime to Relinquish Power

Abayomi Azikiwe Western-backed regime faces the resignation of interim prime minister amid continuing demonstrations throughout the country Since the October 25 coup by the military in the oil-rich state of Sudan, the democratic movement has held protests almost on a daily basis. Interim Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, a technocrat with extensive ties to international finance…

Sudan: Protesters Vow to Stay on the Streets Despite Crackdown

Pavan Kulkarni Photo: Sudanese Professionals Association At least 235 demonstrators were injured in a crackdown by Sudanese security forces on December 25 when people took to the streets in large numbers. The day marked two months since the military consolidated its power through a coup At least 235 demonstrators were injured in a crackdown by…

Renewed Demonstrations in Khartoum Demand Civilian Rule

Al Mayadeen Mass protests have overtaken Sudan’s capital once again. Thousands of Sudanese protested on Saturday in the streets of Khartoum, as police fired tear gas to disperse protesters. Protesters demanded civilian rule in the country and have been denouncing the censoring of the internet, along with security forces stationed throughout Khartoum and key bridges…

Sudan’s Revolution and Counterrevolution

Muzan Alneel Image credit Jeanne Menjoulet via Flickr CC BY 2.0. The best support that the Sudanese revolution can get from international allies is for them to reject and fight their own governments’ efforts to force a government of killers on Sudan for the second time. Since the signing of the 2019 power-sharing agreement between…

Over 83,000 Displaced Due to Violence in Sudan’s Darfur Region

Pavan Kulkarni (Photo: Modesta Ndubi/UNHCR) Among the multiple factors driving the violence are alleged mining interests, contest over land and water, and the attempt to end the war with a power-sharing deal between the leadership of the fighting parties without addressing the root causes or involving the communities “Stop the bleeding of Darfur” and “All…

UN and AU Endorse Sudan’s Coup Government, the Streets Do Not

Pavan Kulkarni (Photo: Herculesami/Twitter) Protesters are not convinced by the UN and AU’s position that democracy can be won by accepting a government where the real levers of power are held by the military while a cabinet of technocrats is paraded before the international community to maintain the facade of ‘joint military-civilian rule’ While the…

Women Have Always Been at the Forefront of Sudanese Resistance

Shadia Abdel Moneim Women protesters in Khartoum, Sudan April 2019 | Ala Kheir/DPA/PA Images. All rights reserved A military coup carried out last month threatens to roll back the gains made in the 2019 revolution that overthrew al-Bashir’s brutal regime Protests against authoritarianism and military regimes are not new to Sudan. Even the revolution that…

Sudanese Women On the Front Lines of the Resistance

Hala Al Karib Sudanese women took part in the revolution in large numbers for the same reasons they are now part of the resistance against this treacherous coup: Their human rights are at stake. There is nothing more difficult than losing a child. There is nothing worse than losing our children as a result of…

Sudan’s Military Uses Violence to Hold on to Power

Nation Nyoka 13 November : A demonstrator heads to the pro-democracy protest in Omdurman, Sudan. (Photograph by Stringer/ Getty Images) Following the “million-people march” on 13 November, and the deaths of teens Remaaz Hatim al-Atta and Mogahed Mohamed Farah from gunshot wounds, pro-democracy protesters have renewed efforts to oust the military forces who orchestrated the…