Blog Posts in Sudan Revolts

Posted by Marjon Momand on Jul 12, 2012

Over 2,000 activists have been detained since protests began in Khartoum on June 16, the activist group Girifna reported, prompting mounting international criticism and spurring more solidarity from Sudanese opposition groups.

Posted by Marjon Momand on Jul 6, 2012

Following uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, anti-regime demonstrations broke out in Sudan’s capital in January 2011 and this past December, yet failed to gain much momentum. The most recent series of protests that erupted on June 16 have persisted for more than three weeks, which according to Enough Project Senior Policy Advisor Omer Ismail, is a “prelude” to the end of President Omar al-Bashir’s 23 years in power.

Posted by Marjon Momand on Jun 29, 2012

As anti-regime protests in Sudan enter their second week, the government is cracking down on activists and journalists. Security forces have used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds and have detained hundreds of protesters since demonstrations began at the University of Khartoum on June 16. The most recent display of government force has been its systematic suppression of the media and recent reports of a shutdown of internet and cellphone access in Khartoum.

Posted by Marjon Momand on Jun 25, 2012

With the 23rd anniversary of President Omar al-Bashir’s oppressive rule fast approaching, protests have swept through Sudan’s capital and neighboring cities. Yet this series of demonstrations “feels different” than previous anti-regime protests, report activists on the ground.