Local wildlife groups and an international organisation work together to save 50 animals trapped in a conflict area
With no cellphone service or phone calls, people in Sudan’s war-torn western region of Darfur are resorting to a bygone means of communication — handwritten letters, carried by taxi drivers
As 250 000 people fled air strikes, street battles, looting and sexual violence, property owners in the Egyptian capital saw an opportunity
About a million desperate public sector workers have had to survive on their savings or social aid networks
We cannot accept anything less than a full guarantee of the safety of vulnerable people before the polls
The army announced Monday it was ready to “receive and prepare” volunteer fighters, after Abdel Fattah al-Burhan last week urged Sudanese “youth and all those able to defend” to join the military.
An Omdurman Ahlia University library filled with rare books, handwritten manuscripts and historical documents was gutted by fire
Sudan has received billions in loans and investment from China, while Russia wants to set up a naval base in Port Sudan
The West African country is at a critical juncture, where the aspirations of its people are being trampled upon
First, they took away people’s dreams of democracy and peace. Now the men with guns are looting and occupying their homes
Only 62.5% of children in sub-Saharan Africa complete primary school, compared with 86.4% in the world
It took more than a week for the fighting to reach Geneina, in Sudan’s far west. The town is now a shell of its former self
The current battle between two generals gives rise to a spectre of partition and civil strife that could destabilise the region
Countries intensified efforts to extract their citizens as a 72-hour ceasefire took effect
The man who helped the general come to power in the most recent coup has become his rival
The expanding use of private military and security companies in recent years suggests that they may take a leading role as the Ukraine conflict develops
Short-term financing companies are offering pay-over-time loans as payment methods, often interest-free, in several cash-strapped countries
Over the past year, the price of petrol in Sudan has risen by 132%, the steepest increase on the continent. Although economic factors play a role, the country’s generals also have a lot to answer for.
Many among the deposed African heads of state held major positions in the AU at the peak of their atrocities back home
Africa is again becoming the stage for the proxy wars of foreign powers
In 2019 Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir was ousted after a massive wave of protests. But the generals who replaced him won’t hand over power. Now the flames of revolution are being rekindled.
Conflict hotspots, most in the Sahel region, will continue to dominate the news this year, while a number of countries will hold key elections.
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Activists are calling for a transition to civilian rule. Witnesses reported similar anti-coup protests in Madani, south of the capital, and the cities of Kassala and Port Sudan in the east.
Sudan’s army pre-empted a handover to civilians with a coup, and then reinstated the civilian leader. On the streets, risking life and limb, demonstrators are still demanding the exit of the military
The arrest of Al-Musalami al-Kabbashi was the latest since a military coup three weeks ago and came after tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets on Saturday to demand a transition to civilian rule.
When Sudan’s military removed leader Omar al-Bashir in 2019, it started receiving aid that is now under threat
On Monday soldiers detained Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, his ministers and civilian members of Sudan’s ruling council, who have been heading a transition to full civilian rule
A failed coup in September, weeks of brinkmanship, and a looming crisis in eastern Sudan have laid bare tensions between civilians and military leaders
State television broadcast patriotic songs as it announced the coup attempt and urged “the people to confront it”.
Why are coups happening more frequently? The most significant trend is the deepening democratic deficit across many African countries, and a corresponding decline in effective enforcement of democratic norms