Sudan

Kitty Shephard, Blog Writer Sudan has been under the rule of President Omar Al-Bashir since 1989. Al-Bashir’s presidency, gained through a military coup, is widely viewed as illegitimate. His recent re-election extends his 25 year rule and has elicited varied responses from the international community. Internally, the National Elections Committee (NEC) reported cases of forgery… Read More


By Evan Gray, Blog Writer Usually, we think of an anniversary as a positive milestone, a time to look back on past accomplishments and celebrate the progress that’s been made over the years. However, as 2015 rolls around, marking the 10-year anniversary of STAND’s founding in response to the multiple humanitarian crises in Sudan, there… Read More


By Evan Gray, Blog Writer Last month, local media outlets in Sudan’s Darfur region reported horrifying allegations of a mass rape committed by Sudanese soldiers in the town of Tabit. According to these reports, more than 200 women and children were subjected to sexual violence on the orders of a Sudanese army commander, who mistakenly… Read More


By Karen Meyer It is important to understand the unique harm and injustice subjected to women and girls throughout genocide, including in its aftermath. If women tend to be the victims and are seen as the vulnerable group, why are they subjected to such travesties? Rape is recognized as a weapon of war; however, it is… Read More


We generally take free press for granted. Here in Canada, we may complain about bias or criticize newspapers for favouring one perspective at the expense of another. In the case of certain sources that fawn over politicians or refrain from critically analyzing certain facets of an issue, these criticisms are justified. Overall, though, things aren’t… Read More


Dear STAND members, On Friday, October 11, The Globe and Mail revealed that the Government of Canada abolished a key body responsible for Canada’s operations in the Sudans: the Sudan Task Force (STF). It was responsible for co-ordinating Canada’s three-pronged strategy of aid, diplomacy and security in the region. With the resurgence of violence in… Read More


Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has backed down from his threat to shutdown South Sudanese oil flow through Sudanese pipelines. In doing so he pledges to honour the agreements signed in March. South Sudan shutdown oil production 16 months ago in response to a disagreement between the two countries over the transit fees landlocked South Sudan… Read More


A summary of the news from the Sudans and the DRC the past two weeks. Click on the title for the full article. Sudan & South Sudan Sudan Permits U.N. Food Aid to Enter Blue Nile and South Kordofan On April 4, the World Food Programme announced that for the first time since war broke… Read More