Sudan

Sudan: a Chance for the AU to Refine Support for Countries in Crisis

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) has suspended Sudan from all the organisation’s activities “until the effective establishment of a civilian-led Transitional Authority”.It also threatened to impose punitive measur...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Ethiopian Prime Minister Steps into Sudan

As Sudan’s situation quickly deters, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed,  has stepped in after the alliance of Sudan’s main opposition groups have accepted his assistance as a mediator in stalled negotiations with the Transitional Nati...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

More Countries Need to Give Peaceful Protest the Chance it Deserves

The right of peaceful protest is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in December 1948. Today, this right is recognised in the constitutions of 182 countries. However, we are still far awa...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

East Africa Tightens Travel to Contain Yellow Fever Spread

It may soon be harder to cross the border into any East African country without a yellow fever certificate if a new policy to reintroduce the stringent measures of old is adopted.According to the new guidelines, East Africans planning to...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Sudan’s Civil Disobedience Called Off as Talks Resume.

Leaders of Sudan’s Alliance for Freedom and Change have agreed to end civil disobedience from Tuesday, three days after its launch. The civil disobedience campaign was launched after a crackdown on demonstrators by the militaryMahmoud Dr...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

Why Sudan’s Deadly Crackdown on Protesters Could Escalate in Coming Weeks

Sudanese security forces violently removed a protest camp in the capital, Khartoum, on June 3.In addition to brutally beating the pro-democracy protesters, government troops also fired on the demonstrators. Early numbers suggest that at ...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

The Military’s Strategic Interests Could Upend Sudan’s Fledgling Transition

In the last ten years or so, Africa has witnessed the fall of many long-term regimes. The governments of Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso and, most recently, Sudan have all been overthrown within the last decade.Ther...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Sudan: A Case of Autocratic Interests and International Selective Empathy

Following attacks on peaceful protestors outside the ministry of defence in Sudan last week Monday by security forces and the civil disobedience in an attempt to get the Transitional Military Council to hand over government power to civi...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

Sudan Summons British Ambassador after Critical Remarks

Sudanese authorities have accused Britain’s ambassador to Sudan, Irfan Siddiq, of being unbalanced in regards to comments he made on the ongoing turmoil in the country.Siddiq was summoned to foreign ministry headquarters on Wednesday aft...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Sudan’s Military Council Calls for Transition Talks to Resume Unconditionally

The head of Sudan’s ruling military council said on Wednesday it was ready to meet an opposition alliance to negotiate the country’s transition towards democracy after talks collapsed following the deadly dispersal of a protest sit-in.“W...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

Sudan: Junta Meets Nigeria’s Buhari, Junta says its Identified Rogue Behind Sit-in Violence

Sudan’s military council claims to have identified the ‘rogue’ element behind the assault on peaceful protestors and a Sudanese envoy meets with Nigeria’s head of state. The deputy chief of Sudan’s ruling military council said Thursday t...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

Sudan: Military Council Rejects Ethiopian Transition Initiative, Calls For AU And Ethiopia To Unity Efforts

 Sudan's ruling military council has appealed to the African Union and Ethiopia to unify their efforts in outlining a blueprint for a political transition in the crisis-hit country. On Sunday, Shams al-Din Kabashi, spokesman for TMC, sai...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

Sudan’s “March of Millions”: Renewed Protests Demanding Civilian Rule.

Dubbed the "millions march", Sunday's mass demonstrations were the first since security forces on June 3 killed more than 100 people during the bloody dispersal of a protest camp outside the military headquarters, the focal point of the ...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

11 Dead as Sudan Security Forces Clash with Protesters

At least 11 people were killed in clashes with Sudan's security forces during mass demonstrations demanding a transition to civilian rule, Sudanese activists said Monday. Tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of the capital,...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

AU/US and Arab Leaders Step into Sudan

Diplomats from the United States and the African Union have intensified pressure on Sudan’s transitional military council that is currently working to resolve a standoff with protesters.The diplomatic push comes after protesters demandin...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

Soldiers Arrested after Sudan Protest Deaths, Military Council Says

A number" of soldiers have been taken into custody following the killing of dozens of peaceful protesters in Khartoum last week, Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) said late Monday.In a statement published by state-run news agen...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Sudan Military and Opposition Agree On Power-Sharing Deal

Sudan's ruling military council and civilian protest leaders have reached an agreement to share power for a transition period. The plan envisages a rotating presidency and civilian-military ruling council. Mediators said progress had bee...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Sudan's Ruling Generals, Protest Leaders Sign Power-Sharing Deal

After series of delays, two sides sign accord creating power-sharing body; talks ongoing for constitutional declaration. Sudan's ruling generals and an alliance of opposition groups have signed an accord creating a transitional power-sha...

Joburg Post·2 months ago

Bashir Faces Sudan’s Prosecutor

Sudan’s deposed President Omar Al-Bashir has appeared in public for the first time on Sunday when he was taken to the prosecutor's office in charge of corruption cases in Khartoum.He was taken to the prosecutor’s office to have the charg...

Neo Sithole·3 months ago

The AU’s Role In Brokering Sudan Deal Offers Lessons For The Future

The African Union (AU) came into existence after a restructuring of its predecessor – the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). It was created to build an integrated, prosperous and peaceful continent. While the AU has a clear mandate to ...

Femi Amao·24 days ago