Published in: North Africa, West Asia“It is a joke”: ongoing conflict and the controversies of 'return' in Darfur
Though attention may have shifted away from Darfur, the conflict is far from over. The internally displaced are being pressured to 'return' when the issues from which they fled have yet to be resolved.
Published in: TransformationIf this is what it feels like to be a woman, what does it mean to be a man?
Sexual violence is closely linked to women’s status in society, but changing the definition of masculinity is just as important to long-term safety, security and equality.
Published in: 50.50UK: life in limbo for Sudanese democracy activists
Britain remains blind to the reasons why threatened minorities and activists are forced to flee hostile regimes, treating those who seek asylum with hostility and disdain. We must recognise the bravery of those who want for their country the freedoms we take for granted.
Published in: HomePolitical Islam in Sudan: pragmatism or principle?
The Sudanese Islamic Movement (SIM) has lost much legitimacy with the Sudanese people and its own party officials. How has this come to be and can an Islamic spiritual movement be both political and partisan?
The death of Khalil Ibrahim: what it doesn't mean for peace in Darfur
The likely future of the JEM without Khalil Ibrahim is fragmentation and eventual disintegration
China blocks UN report on the use of Chinese arms in Darfur
China attempts to block UN report on Chinese arms in Darfur. Ten killed in Mindanao bus bombing. Pre-election violence in Guinea rumbles on. Burma bans foreign observers from 7 November poll. All this and more in today's security update.
Sudan and Darfur rebels sign ceasefire deal
Sudan and Darfur rebels sign ceasefire deal. Ailing Nigerian leader returns to Nigeria. Escalating dispute over Falklands Islands goes to the UN. Family of US activist to sue Israel. Turkish officers charged over coup plot. India reports border shooting ahead of talks with Pakistan. All this and more in today’s security briefing.
US military personnel killed in Pakistan school blast
US military personnel die in bomb blast in Pakistan as a record rise in drone attacks and militancy grips the country. Pressure mounts on Israel to hold inquiry into Gaza war. Iran test-fires satellite rocket. Sudanese president may face genocide charges. Suicide attack kills 20 in Iraq. All this and more in today’s security briefing.