Sudan Revolts

Rudwan Dawod: The Face of Sudan’s Non-Violent Revolution

After enduring 45 days of detainment, beatings, torture, a trial in Sudanese court, and two arrests, Rudwan Dawod is free and back with his family in the United States. And although Dawod’s nightmare is finally over, many other political prisoners and human rights activists in Sudan still remain in custody.  Read More »

#FreeRudwan: Sudan’s National Security Re-Arrests Activist Rudwan Dawod

Just as loved ones and supporters began to celebrate the release of Sudanese activist Rudwan Dawod on August 13, Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services, or NISS, re-arrested Dawod and took him to an undisclosed location.  Read More »

#SudanRevolts: Protests in Darfur Draw Largest Crowd of Demonstrators, Leave 8 Dead

At least eight people were killed in an anti-regime demonstration in Sudan’s Darfur region on Tuesday when over 1,000 people took to the streets to protest high fuel prices and the brutality of President Omar al-Bashir’s 23-year-long rule. This demonstration was the latest and largest in a series of protests that have swept through Sudan since Bashir announced new austerity measures in June.  Read More »

Enough 101: Glossary of #SudanRevolts Terms

This week's post in the series Enough 101 provides definitions of some the key terms coined during the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Sudan.  Read More »

#SudanRevolts: Q+A with Activist Nagi Musa on Sudan’s Friday Protests

Nagi Musa is the co-founder of the Sudanese pro-democracy group Girifna. He spoke to the Enough Project about the Friday protests that have become a weekly event after prayers, his friend and fellow Girifna member Rudwan Dawod, who was arrested last week, and the impact the government’s crackdown on peaceful demonstrators is having even on those who haven’t taken to the streets.  Read More »

#SudanRevolts: Crackdown in Sudan Leaves Over 2,000 Activists Detained, but Protests Continue

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.  Read More »

New Enough Video: Making Sense of Sudan Protests

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.  Read More »

Security Forces Crack Down on Journalists and Activists in Sudan

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.  Read More »

Bashir Regime Faces Growing Resistance as Protests Endure for Over a Week

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.  Read More »

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