khartoum

africa

Darfur Voters Cast Ballots in Referendum Over State Unification

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.
VICE News and Reuters
4.11.16
africa

Sudan and South Sudan to Open Borders for the First Time in Nearly Five Years

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.
VICE News
1.28.16
war and conflict

Saudi Arabia’s Unsavory Allies in Yemen Could Make Things Really Awkward for the US

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.
Samuel Oakford
11.9.15
africa

Stage Set for an Escalation of Violence Following 95 Percent Victory in Sudan Elections

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.
Kayla Ruble
4.27.15
africa

A Month After Mass Rapes Were Reported in Darfur, the UN Remains Silent

Though not alone in its lack of human rights reporting, the UNAMID mission has a longstanding status as one of the UN's most opaque and troubled operations.
Samuel Oakford
11.28.14
africa

Conflict in South Sudan Escalates With Return of Dry Season

The weather in South Sudan has dictated the intensity of fighting, and battles are raging now that the rainy season has ended.
Samuel Oakford
11.1.14
saving south sudan doc

The Park Ranger

This is chapter 15 of Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia's sprawling 35,000-plus-word epic exploration of the crisis in South Sudan. You can skip ahead and read the full text here or <a href...
Robert Young Pelton
6.4.14
africa

Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Death for Apostasy to Be Released

The decision to release Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag comes after intense international pressure over the sentencing.
Olivia Becker
6.2.14
saving south sudan doc

Unholy Alliance

This is chapter 11 of Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia's sprawling 35,000-plus-word epic exploration of the crisis in South Sudan. You can skip ahead and read the full text here or <a href...
Robert Young Pelton
5.29.14
saving south sudan doc

The Bog Barons

This is chapter five of Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia's sprawling 35,000-plus-word epic exploration of the crisis in South Sudan. We will release a new chapter daily, but you can skip ahead and <a href="http://www.vice.com/read/saving-south-sudan...
Robert Young Pelton
5.21.14
war and conflict

Protests in Sudan Mirror Turkey as Funeral Demonstrators Are Tear-Gassed

Around 1,000 people marched in Khartoum, protesting at the funeral of a student killed by police. They received more brutality in return.
Alice Speri
3.12.14
war and conflict

South Sudan’s Fragile Peace Is Breaking Down on Multiple Fronts

Sudan has accused its neighbor of attacking its citizens in the disputed Abyei region, but South Sudan also faces a civil war.
Alice Speri
3.4.14
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