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Anti-Bashir Protests Intensify in Sudan

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Protests in Sudan are escalating as demonstrators continue to call for political change and the resignation of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir (Al Jazeera). The protests initially began in December following a severe economic crisis that was partly a result of U.S. sanctions and the loss of oil revenues (Reuters). Since then, protests have led demonstrators […]

INTERPOL and Sudan Fight Trafficking

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INTERPOL officials recently announced a late-August operation resulting in the rescue of 94 human trafficking victims in Sudan (FMT). The operation, Sawiyan, was headed by Sudanese police officers and INTERPOL agents stationed in Khartoum (FMT). They arrested 14 individuals and confiscated 20,000 USD. The human trafficking networks involved illegal migration, child labor and exploitation and […]

Sudan Dissolves Parliament; Begins Cabinet Overhaul

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said that he plans to “form a lean and functioning government” as he began a complete government reform (ST). This reform included dissolving the current parliament, as well as eliminating nearly a third of the ministry positions within the government (Reuters). In addition, al-Bashir appointed Montazz Moussa as prime minister, and […]

ICC: South Africa Failed in not Arresting al-Bashir

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On Thursday, the International Criminal Court ruled that South Africa failed in its obligations to the court by refusing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in 2015. However, the ICC’s judges declined to refer South Africa to the United Nations Security Council, stating that this would not be “an effective way to obtain cooperation” (Reuters). […]