Sudan

By Lydia Zhou, Blog writer On Sunday June 17, former President Omar al-Bashir made his first public appearance since his overthrow in April. After 16 weeks of street protests against Bashir’s 30 year rule, his government was ousted through a military coup. Bashir has since appeared in court to face charges for corruption, ranging from… Read More


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