‘Disappointing’ stalemate as Sudan teachers’ strike continues

The Sudanese Teachers Committee (STC) decided to continue with the comprehensive strike and closure of schools for a period of three weeks, from January 8 until January 28. In a press statement on Friday, the Teachers Strike Committee also stated they met with Jibril Ibrahim*, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, to discuss their demands the day before.“The outcome [of the meeting] was disappointing and reflects the disregard of the…

More Arrests Over Murder of Kenya LGBTQ Activist

Kenyan police have arrested more suspects over the killing of LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba, whose mutilated body was found on a roadside stuffed in a metal trunk, media reports said Sunday.Rights campaigners have issued calls for heightened efforts to protect members of the LGBTQ community after Chiloba's violent death in the Rift Valley of western Kenya.Police on Friday said they had arrested a freelance photographer said to be a longtime…

Germany allocated €? 61.2m for humanitarian assistance in Sudan

The German government said it provided € 61.2 million in humanitarian assistance to the people of Sudan in 2022 alone.Last year’s figure, it said in a statement, marked a 50% increase from 2021.“Germany is proud having provided a total of EUR 61.2 million in humanitarian assistance to the people of Sudan in 2022. This marks a 50% increase from 2021, solidifying Germany’s commitment to supporting those most in need,” partly…

Sudan’s military leaders reitrate pledges to hand over powr to civilians

Sudan’s military leaders on Sunday reiterated their commitment to hand over power to a civilian transitional government to be formed by the end of the ongoing political process, while the holdout groups described the launch of the second phase as a negative indication.General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan head of the Sovereign Council and his deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo Hemetti made their pledges at the launch of the second and final phase…

New Dabanga Sudan website: only 1 day till launch

As part of our core mission to provide independent news from the heart of Sudan, the designers at Dabanga Sudan have redeveloped, updated, and renewed our website, adapted to today’s needs to be viewed dynamically across platforms and devices, and to dovetail seamlessly with social media.We’re pleased to announce that the new-look website, which includes a range of exciting features and tools, will be launched, and go live on 9…

15-year-old daughter of Sudan anti-graft politician gang-raped

The 15-year-old daughter a leading member of Sudan’s suspended Empowerment Removal Committee (ERC)*, was abducted and gang-raped by as yet unidentified assailants on Friday.Reports from the Sudan capital allege that the perpetrators abducted the daughter from in front of her family home in El Maamoura. The assailants then gang-raped her before dumping her in the open near the Manshiya Bridge, which crosses the Blue Nile to the east of Khartoum.…