Sudanese Forces Silence Female Activists with Violence, Rape

DAKAR, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sudanese security forces have used threats, assault and rape to silence female human rights activists, forcing many to abandon their work or flee the country, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. Government officials have targeted women involved in protests and rights campaigns, including students, teachers, lawyers and

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Sudanese Migrant Stabs Israeli Soldier, Is Shot Dead

JERUSALEM, Feb 7 – A Sudanese migrant stabbed and wounded a soldier in Israel on Sunday and was shot dead, police said, adding the suspect appeared to have lashed out in solidarity with the Palestinians. If that motive is confirmed, it would be the first such attack by a foreigner during a four-month-old surge of

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Sudan Opens Border with South Sudan in a first since 2011 Secession

KHARTOUM, Jan 28 – Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ordered the opening of his country’s border with South Sudan for the first time since the south’s secession in 2011, state news agency SUNA reported on Wednesday. “President Omar al-Bashir issued a decree today ordering the opening of borders with the state of South Sudan and

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