Sudan

Children face illness and death in S. Sudan’s refugee camps

 
Six months after the eruption of an ethnic conflict, South Sudan faces a chaotic humanitarian crisis in which children are the first casualties. The United Nations estimated on Tuesday that 50,000 children are at risk of dying of starvation or hunger by the end of the year. We spoke with two humanitarian aid workers on the ground. Read more...

Video: Hospital targeted by bombs in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

 
They thought they were reporting on a religious ceremony, but instead they captured a bombing on camera. Citizen journalists were filming at the only hospital in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan province, where Sudan’s army is battling rebels, when it was bombed by military jets, according to doctors there. Read more…
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Students deplore killing of Darfuri protester on Khartoum campus

Hundreds of people turned out for the funeral of a young University of Khartoum student on Wednesday. He was killed on campus during a protest against the fighting in Darfur. Students blame militias working with the police, which the authorities deny. Read more…

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African migrants flee desert detention camp to march towards Jerusalem

 
About 150 undocumented African migrants have fled the camp where they were being detained in Israel’s Negev desert and are now marching toward Jerusalem, where they plan to ask the government to grant them asylum. Most of them had been locked up for over a year and a half, without trial. We spoke to one of them, who explained why they’re taking this risk. Read more...
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Sudan riots : “The president dares say he’s brought us prosperity !”

 
Massive protests have shaken Sudan for three days now. According to one of our Observers in Khartoum, they were sparked by the announcement that fuel prices were going up, provoking a wave of riots that have been violently repressed by the authorities. Read more...
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Video of woman’s public flogging angers Sudanese activists

 
A video has surfaced online showing Sudanese police repeatedly hitting a woman with a whip. For years, local women’s rights groups have called for the repeal of a law that allows police to publicly whip women they say are breaking public decency laws. Read more...
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Sudanese rally to help flood victims on social media sites

 
Torrential rain has been falling across Sudan since late July, causing devastating floods and leaving thousands of people homeless. Thanks to social media, people no longer have to wait for the government to send help. A movement that started on Facebook has connected thousands of Sudanese with people who want to help with those who need it. Read more...
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Will new deaths reignite Sudan's student protests?

 
The demonstrations that rocked Sudan’s capital on Sunday may at first glance seem like the rebirth of the protest movement that was quashed by police after weeks of clashes last summer. However, according to our Observer, this is far from certain. Read more...
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Video of Sudanese forces’ “campaign of violence” in South Kordofan

 
In a recently discovered video, Sudanese security forces appear to arrest a terrified adolescent in Gardud al Badry, a small village in Sudan’s South Kordofan region, as the town is burned to the ground. Our Observer, who investigated the incident, says the footage is yet further proof of widespread abuses by government forces in the region. Watch the video…
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Our Observers explain why they’re protesting against “Innocence of Muslims”

 
Tensions remain high in the Muslim world over “Innocence of Muslims”, a video recently published on YouTube. Protests denouncing the video as insulting to Islam, and in particular to its Prophet Muhammad, have taken place in several Muslim countries on Friday and over the weekend. We asked several protesters to tell us what shocked them most about the video. Read more...
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