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Arab Militias In Sudan Are Raping Men And Women Protesters

AFRICANGLOBE - Demonstrators in Sudan have been demanding a transition to a civilian government. An eyewitness reports on sexual atrocities committed during the dispersal of a sit-in outside the army's headquarters in Khartoum. The alleged perpetrators were members of a paramilitary unit, the "Rapid Support Forces" (RSF), part of the Sudanese security service. The RSF consist of the infamous Janjaweed militias, which are known to fight rebel groups on behalf of the army. They carried out countless human rights abuses during the civil war in Darfur. The Sudanese regime has been using them for years.

The World Is Turning Its Back On The Military Bloodshed In...

AFRICANGLOBE - People in Sudan are dying, at the hands of a brutal military which is refusing to hand over power to civilians. And in all this bloodshed, the world must not turn its back on Sudan. When Omar al-Bashir was unceremoniously ousted from power, there was a hope that power would immediately be conferred to the civilians. But that has not been the case. The intransigence of the military has been frustrating, and deadly. The Sudanese have come to the realization that the military is just not yet ready to give power to civilians.

Protesters Killed As Anti-Govt Protests Hits Sudan’s Capital

AFRICANGLOBE - A Sudanese protester was shot dead by security forces in downtown Khartoum, according to medical sources, as protests that have been spreading through the country hit the capital on Tuesday. 

This Is The World’s Worst Case Of Women’s Rights Abuse And...

AFRICANGLOBE - The death sentence for a 19-year-old girl in Sudan who murdered her husband after he tried to rape her was named yesterday as the world’s worst court ruling for women’s rights this year. Noura Hussein was sentenced to death after a Sharia court, which follows Islamic religious laws, found her guilty of premeditated murder for stabbing her husband, whom she was forced to marry.

Sudan Struggles To Halt Economic Crisis As Cash Runs Out

AFRICANGLOBE - Many cash machines in the Sudanese capital have run out of banknotes as the government scrambles to prevent economic collapse with a sharp devaluation and emergency austerity measures.

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan Discuss Renaissance Dam

AFRICANGLOBE - Water ministers of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan met on Tuesday in capital Addis Ababa to discuss a report on a multi-billion dollar dam project on the Nile. In May, leaders of the three countries agreed to conduct an independent study with a team of experts in order to dispel worries on water flow of the $4.8 billion hydroelectric dams.

New Temples Discovered In Sudan Has Never Before Seen Architecture

AFRICANGLOBE - A veteran Swiss archaeologist has unearthed three temples in Sudan built thousands of years ago, a discovery he says promises to throw new light on Africa’s buried ancient past. The round and oval shaped structures dating from 1,500 to 2,000 BC were found late last year not far from the famed archaeological site of Kerma in northern Sudan. “This architecture is unknown … there is no example in central Africa or in the Nile Valley of this architecture.”

Sudanese President Accuses Egypt Of Backing Opponents

AFRICANGLOBE - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir accused the Egyptian government of harbouring and backing Sudanese opposition figures fighting his troops, in remarks broadcast on Sunday. In his first such accusation against Cairo, Bashir said in an interview broadcast by Al-Arabiya that Sudanese opposition figures were "backed by Egyptian intelligence services".

Obama Eases Sanctions On Sudan – Lifeline For Bashir Or Catalyst...

AFRICANGLOBE - What's behind Obama's 11th-hour decision to lift sanctions on one of the world's most isolated regimes? In one of his final acts in office, US President Barack Obama announced last Friday the partial lifting of sanctions against Sudan, paving the way for normalisation of ties with one of the most isolated countries in the world.

How Ethiopia Outflanked Egypt And Sudan On The Nile Dam

AFRICANGLOBE - For many years Ethiopia wanted to build a big dam on the River Nile. The country, once a poster-boy for famine and poverty in the 1980s, had been quietly working on transforming its economy from one based on subsistence agriculture to one that manufactures things. To manufacture stuff you need cheap electricity. Ethiopia did not have enough of it. But to build a big dam on the Blue Nile, which supplies most of the water that flows on to Sudan and Egypt, meant facing obstacles and opposition from the two downstream countries. What followed is something truly remarkable.

Civil Disobedience In Sudan And The Nubian Struggle

AFRICANGLOBE - The governments of Sudan and Egypt are executing a well thought out plan of ethnic cleansing and forced displacement of Nubians. Nubian land is being sold to foreign investors, going against the international laws that call for the protection of indigenous people. The Nubians need the support of the rest of the citizens of Sudan and Egypt and the international community. History is repeating itself.

Sudan: Al Bashir To Appoint PM For The First Time Since...

AFRICANGLOBE - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is to appoint a prime minister, reinstating a post abolished after he came to power in a 1989 Islamist-backed coup, officials said on Wednesday. Bashir himself had abolished the post of premier after he led a bloodless coup almost three decades ago against then premier Sadiq al-Mahdi with the help of Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi.

See Some Amazing Footage Of The Ancient Pyramids In Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - See some Amazing footage of Pyramids in in Sudan. What did the Nubians use these Pyramids for? Are we missing something about these Pyramids? Why were they built? Armed with a remotely operated mini­-helicopter, National Geographic engineer Alan Turchik gets a bird’s­-eye view of 3,000-­year-­old royal burial chambers. The unique perspective is helping to unravel ancient Nubian mysteries.

Aiding The Enemy: China Signs Deal With Sudan To Build Nuclear...

AFRICANGLOBE - A Chinese state-owned company has signed a framework agreement with Sudan to build the east African country's first nuclear power plant, an official in Khartoum said on Tuesday.

Sudan: Worsening Situation In Darfur

AFRICANGLOBE - The UN has warned that violent attacks on international peacekeepers and civilians in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region have been increasing while tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee the fighting.

Sudan’s Quarter Century Under Genocidal Dictator Omar al-Bashir

AFRICANGLOBE - Khartoum, Sudan goes to the polls Monday in sham presidential and parliamentary elections widely expected to return dictator Omar al-Bashir to power for another five years. The mainstream opposition is boycotting the vote, in which more than a dozen little-known candidates are standing against the incumbent, who has been at the helm for a quarter century.
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