Topic archives: Sudan

Is Sudan on the brink of civil war?

May 25, 2011

After a Sudanese referendum decided the north and south regions of the country will be split in two on July 9, the question of which will occupy the town of Adyei may trigger a civil war, writes Rebecca Hamilton.

Sudan and Tunisia — a rock and hard place

January 21, 2011

As the southern half of Sudan awaits official confirmation of their vote for independence, the Arab world to the north is reeling after Tunisia’s popular revolt and presidential toppling, writes Rafiq Copeland from northern Africa>

Despite violent clashes, Sudanese referendum result will stand

January 14, 2011

Under the rules governing southern Sudan’s independence referendum, the result will only be valid if at least 60% of those registered cast a ballot. On Wednesday this figure was surpassed, writes Rafiq Copeland in Nairobi.

Al-Bashir is just a big, bad, black bogeyman for the West

December 31, 2010

Sudan president Omar al-Bashir may be accused of international war crimes and genocide in Darfur, but isn't as evil as progressives like to claim, declares Simon Tisdall, as he explains al-Bashir's role in the Sudanese elections.

Sudan’s great divide and why oil, and war, concern the world

December 16, 2010 1

Rarely is it possible to predict a day when history will be made. In Sudan, January 9 is such a date. Rafiq Copeland reports on a significant independence vote for African and global politics.

Should Sudan split?

September 10, 2010

The split of Sudan into two different states is inevitable, says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But should the US encourage the divisions? Atlantic Wire examines the different coverage.

The worst UN resolutions ever

May 24, 2010

Here's a clever list of the 10 best-forgotten decisions made by the UN Security Council. Like, when it released a resolution condemning Basque terrorist group ETA for the Madrid train bombings.

Uprooted by violence

May 19, 2010

Over 27 million people worldwide are internally displaced persons -- residents uprooted from their homes yet remain in their native country. Almost five million are in Sudan alone.

How to be a political journo in Sudan

April 6, 2010

A Reuters journo offers a quick guide to reporting in Sudan: add two hours on to any official press conference time and realise that politicians will constantly contradict themselves.

Want to settle in Australia? There’s a 40 year wait

February 19, 2010

A new generation of 'lost boys' has emerged, with Afghanistan children being smuggled out by their parents to avoid the Taliban, but instead ending up in an endless refugee queue in Indonesia. Why isn't Australia helping? asks Pamela Curr.

What does a genocidal regime’s holiday card look like?

December 19, 2009

The most ironic Christmas card on Earth, courtesy of the Republic of Sudan.

You want peace in Darfur? Fix Chad.

December 3, 2009

Many Darfur refugees are stuck in Chad, living in camps alongside Darfur rebels who currently offer them more protection than the Chad government does. Can Chad help reform Darfur? asks Celeste Hicks.

Sudanese journalist jailed for wearing pants, but is spared the rod

September 8, 2009

Sudanese female journalist Lubna Hussein has avoided the country's maximum penalty of 40 lashes for wearing pants in public, but has been sent to prison after refusing to pay a fine of about AU$230 for her "crime".

US journo rushed to trial in Iran

April 15, 2009

US journo's Iranian trial ... Nine hanged in Sudan for editor murder ... Obama reaches out to ethnic media