By Jean Shaoul, 31 January 2019
President Omar al-Bashir can count on the support of the region’s dictators, all of whom hate each other but fear their own working class more.
By Jean Shaoul, 29 December 2018
That Sudan’s ruling elite has responded with such ferocity to these demonstrations testifies to the depth of the economic and political crisis.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 January 2018
Coming in the wake of similar upheavals by the most oppressed layers of workers and youth in Iran, the Tunisian events are indicative of a rising tide of global class struggle.
By Eddie Haywood, 26 July 2017
Triumphal proclamations in 2011 from Western governments that independence would bring peace and democracy to the world’s newest nation have been completely discredited.
By Thomas Gaist, 1 March 2017
Six years after the US-backed partition of Sudan, the newly autonomous, oil-wealthy South Sudan is beset by spreading famine and a raging civil war.
By Thomas Gaist, 16 August 2016
The military operation is empowered to conduct offensive operations against units loyal to both the government and the opposition.
Amid surging refugee crisis in East Africa
By Eddie Haywood, 11 August 2016
US Africa Command (AFRICOM) dispatched dozens of US Marines to South Sudan’s capital of Juba last week.
By Ben McGrath, 16 July 2016
While portrayed as a rescue mission, the deployment of additional Japanese troops to Africa marks an expansion of Japan’s role on the continent.
By Thomas Gaist, 14 July 2016
The deployment, carried out in the name of protecting US citizens, marks the latest escalation in the drive by US imperialism to assert control over Sudan and its oil resources.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 October 2015
The US and its European allies are engaged in a ferocious struggle with China for control of the oil resources in the Horn of Africa region.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 January 2014
As many as 300 people drowned when an overloaded ferry that they had boarded to flee fighting in the city of Malakal sank Tuesday in the White Nile.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 December 2013
What is portrayed as a conflict within the world’s newest state is part of the imperialist balkanisation of Sudan to control its oil and mineral wealth.
By Patrick O’Connor, 24 December 2013
A possible US-led intervention force is being readied in the context of heightened great power rivalries across Africa.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 December 2013
President Obama’s warning followed the Pentagon’s dispatch of 45 US troops to the South Sudanese capital of Juba to secure the US embassy.
By Johannes Stern, 26 October 2012
Early Wednesday morning, an explosion hit the Yarmouk Military Industrial Complex in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 June 2012
Hundreds of university students have taken to the streets of the capital Khartoum for seven consecutive days to protests soaring inflation, corruption and the National Congress Party’s austerity programme.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 June 2012
Sudan and South Sudan broke off their ten-day-long meeting with no agreement on how to resolve the conflict that has brought the two countries to the brink of war.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 April 2012
The fiercest fighting since South Sudan seceded from Sudan last July has erupted over borders, sharing of the oil revenues, citizenship rights and security arrangements.
By Susan Garth, 12 July 2011
South Sudan formally declared its independence on July 9. President Barack Obama was among the first to recognise the new country. He welcomed the “birth of a new nation”.
By Susan Garth, 16 June 2011
Washington has intervened in Libya with bombing raids aimed at overthrowing the Gaddafi regime. Now it is preparing another African intervention and has Sudan in his sights.
By Ann Talbot, 7 February 2011
More than 100 people have been arrested this week after student protests at universities in Khartoum the capital of Sudan.
By Ann Talbot, 11 January 2011
Media reports of the referendum to determine whether the southern provinces of Sudan should secede have taken on a celebratory character, even before the polls close at the end of the week.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 January 2011
An overwhelming vote for secession is expected in the referendum to be held in the south of the country beginning on Sunday.
By Brian Smith, 12 July 2010
A recent report by a group of NGOs alleges that an oil consortium led by Swedish firm Lundin Petroleum may have been complicit in “war crimes and crimes against humanity” in Sudan.
By Brian Smith, 4 May 2010
Sudan voted recently in the first multi-party elections since 1986.
By Sarath Kumara, 3 August 2009
The increasingly militaristic character of the Sri Lankan government has been underscored by its declaration of a “war on the underworld”. Its purpose is to divert growing popular discontent and to justify the further strengthening of the state apparatus in preparation for social unrest.
By Brian Smith, 29 June 2009
Southern Sudan faces a massive humanitarian crisis in what the United Nation’s humanitarian coordinator for Sudan, Lise Grande, described as a “perfect storm”.