Rebel alliance announces support for Sudan’s upcoming framework agreement

The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), an alliance of rebel movements that signed the Juba Peace Agreement with the Sudanese government in October 2020, announced yesterday that it will back the upcoming political agreement, brokered by the AU-IGAD-UN Trilateral Mechanism. Their condition is that their amendments will be included in the draft Constitution Charter prepared by the Sudanese Bar Association in August, which was amended after comments from the military. In…

Sudanese activists: Racism and hate speech must be criminalised

A group of activists, human rights defenders, and media professionals spoke to Radio Dabanga about the danger of hate speech and racism in Sudanese society, following a seminar this weekend. The Seminar for Promoting Public Campaigns to Combat Racism and Hate Speech, which was organised by the Regional Centre for Training and Civil Society Development in Khartoum on November 19 and 20, focused on the outcomes of racism and hate…

Uganda to Deploy 1,000 Troops to Congo to Fight Rebels

KAMPALA — Uganda will deploy around 1,000 soldiers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by the end of November under a regional force against a rebel offensive, a Ugandan military spokesman said Tuesday.The volatile region has witnessed fierce fighting in recent months between Congolese troops and the M23 rebel group, prompting the East African Community (EAC) bloc to deploy a joint regional force to quell the violence.Kenyan soldiers arrived in…

Authorities release 31 illegally detained Darfuris on bail

A number of people who have been in detention since August, allegedly for political reasons, have been released according to the Darfur Bar Association in cooperation with the Defence Team for Detainees in West and North Darfur. The statement yesterday reported that eleven detainees were released on bail in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur. An additional 20 North Darfuri detainees were released from El Huda Prison in Omdurman on…

Opposition parties criticise upcoming FFC agreement with Sudan junta

An upcoming framework agreement between the Forces for Freedom and Change-Central Council (FFC-CC) alliance and the military junta has been rejected by several political groups in the country, from pro-democracy grassroots movements and political opposition parties to members of the Sovereignty Council. Statements rolled in over the weekend following an announcement on Friday by the FFC-CC* that the agreement with the military will probably be signed soon after it had…

Ethiopian PM, Sudanese senior official discuss bilateral relations

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, on Monday discussed bilateral relations with Ibrahim Gabir a member of Sudan’s military-led Transitional Sovereign Council who is touring the IGAD countries.According to the Office of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed and the visiting Sudanese delegation led by General Gabir discussed bilateral and issues of mutual concern.The meeting comes one day after Sudanese and Ethiopian spy agencies signed an agreement to increase intelligence sharing…