Sudan lawyers: Atbara acquittals demonstrate ‘integrated platform for impunity’

Lawyers and public observers voiced outrage, anger, sadness, and resentment on Tuesday, after the Criminal Court of Atbara in Sudan’s River Nile state acquitted three defendants accused of killing Mukhtar Abdullah in front of the security apparatus building in Atbara on April 11, 2019; a day on which at least 13 people died across Sudan, alleged from action by security forces and ‘shadow battalions’ (armed men in plain clothes), according…

Sudan’s Hamar demand new state of Central Kordofan

Protesters from the Hamar tribe reportedly lifted their blockade of the road between El Obeid in North Kordofan and El Fasher in North Darfur in the West Kordofan localities of El Khoei, El Nehoud, and Wad Banda and gave authorities ten days to fulfill their demand for the creation of a new state of 'Central Kordofan'.The Hamar organised a large demonstration in El Nehoud on October 1 and reportedly also…

UN: World Population to Reach 8 Billion on November 15

The world’s population is expected to reach 8 billion on November 15, the United Nations said Monday, with India replacing China as the world’s most populous country.The United Nations released its report, World Population Prospects 2022, on World Population Day, which is observed every year on July 11. This year’s theme is "A world of 8 billion: Towards a resilient future for all — Harnessing opportunities and ensuring rights and…

UN: World Population to Reach 8 Billion on November 15

The world’s population is expected to reach 8 billion on November 15, the United Nations said Monday, with India replacing China as the world’s most populous country.The United Nations released its report, World Population Prospects 2022, on World Population Day, which is observed every year on July 11. This year’s theme is "A world of 8 billion: Towards a resilient future for all — Harnessing opportunities and ensuring rights and…

Justice Minister praises Saudi Arabia’s efforts in serving pilgrims

Manama, July 10 (BNA): Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Chairman of the High Committee for Hajj and Umrah Affairs, Nawaf bin Mohammed Al Maawda commended the efforts exerted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in serving pilgrims. “The success of this year’s pilgrimage reflects the historic role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in serving pilgrims to perform their Hajj rituals while complying with the precautionary measures”, he…

Sudanese court sentences woman to death by stoning

A Sudanese court in the southern part of Sudan has sentenced a woman to death by stoning after convicting her of charge of adultery, a Sudanese human rights group disclosed on Saturday.On 26 June 2022, Maryam Alsyed Tiyrab, a 20-year woman has been sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery by Kosti Criminal Court in White Nile State.According to the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), the…