The sit-in site — the nerve center of the revolution, which had grown into a sprawling commune of art, music, and hope — is now a ghostly pile of ash and rubble patrolled by heavily armed troops.
“I don’t think many people realize how combustible the situation is,” said researcher Rashid Abdi.
“It’s not what people lost their freedom for and definitely not what people died and gave their lives for.”
Analysts and diplomats say the Sudanese government opposes a unified Darfur, concerned that this would give the rebels there a platform to push for independence — just as the south successfully did in 2011.
Relations between the two East African countries have been weak since South Sudan seceded in 2011, but the border opening is just the latest step towards improved ties.
The presence of soldiers from Sudan and Eritrea in Yemen means the US could be backing a side that includes fighters from at least one nation that it has repeatedly criticized for committing atrocities.
A new report draws on interviews with 212 victims and witnesses to outline crimes allegedly committed by Sudan's Rapid Support Forces, which were established in 2013 to fight rebels in Darfur.
Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir defied a judge's order forbidding him from leaving South Africa after the ICC asked officials there to arrest him.
A South African judge barred Omar al-Bashir from leaving the country due to arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court over alleged war crimes in Darfur.
The 71-year-old head of state who has been in power since 1989 won re-election with nearly 95 percent of the vote amid low voter turnout and an opposition boycott.
A corruption probe targeting President Xi Jinping's political opponents may wind up disrupting China's global energy interests.
In the midst of Sudan's ongoing economic crisis, President Omar Al-Bashir's regime decided to lift fuel subsidies, doubling prices. Citizens began to demonstrate in the streets on September 23rd, and in the last two weeks, authorities detained 70...