On September 8, Sudan’s first civilian cabinet in 30 years was sworn in. Led by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and comprising technocrats, it will oversee a power-sharing arrangement brokered
Asma Mohamed Abdalla, a seasoned diplomat who was sacked decades ago by now-ousted leader Omar al-Bashir, has become Sudan’s first female foreign minister as the country transitions to civilian
In Wad Ramli, a village outside the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, Alsamani Fathalrahman and his neighbors traveled in blue speedboats through flooded streets trying to salvage their belongings.
For many Khartoum residents, this is an eye boggling experience. A group of young ladies are seen these days parading in bicycles around Khartoum not weary about the unpaved roads and the gaze of
in South Sudan, blind pop star Gordon Koang is a household name. He has released 10 albums and has YouTube video views in the hundreds of thousands. Before fleeing that country’s civil war to
Many mosques were constructed in Spain during the Muslim rule of al-Adalus. Many of of these mosques were transformed into churches during the re-conquest of Iberia in the late 15th century.
Earlier this year, hairdresser Mazen Kamal was stopped by paramilitary forces on a street in Khartoum for having long hair and was shaved on the spot. Now the barbershop he works in is seeing an
The word “virgin” must be removed from Muslim marriage certificates in Bangladesh, the country’s top court has said, a landmark verdict after campaigners challenged the “humiliating and
By: Mark Yarnell & Mikaela Rear Last year, UN member states endorsed two landmark “compacts” designed to improve the global response to refugees and migration. Unfortunately, both accords had
During the past several months there has been a democratic uprising in Sudan, which forced long-term authoritarian leader General Omar al-Bashir out of office. The uprisings targeted corrupt