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Omar al-Bashir: trial on corruption charges rather than  genocide  dismissed by many as a mere “sideshow”. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP

On Sunday, Sudan’s ousted dictator Omar al-Bashir will begin a trial on corruption charges, something dismissed by many of his victims and human right(...)

Unaccompanied minors, who have escaped Eritrea, chat in Shagarab refugee camp, eastern Sudan. Many of those crossing the border are girls trying to escape mandatory, indefinite military service. Photograph:  Sally Hayden

Hunched in concentration in a refugee camp in northern Niger, Hamid draws pictures of the woman he left behind in Eritrea. They’re basic but spirited,(...)

 Sudanese protesters wave flag during a demonstration called for by the Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) to denounce the July 29 Al-Obeid killings, in  Khartoum on August 1, 2019.Photograph by Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s military council and the main opposition coalition have reached an agreement to usher in a new period of transitional government, African Unio(...)

The men are being detained in Mill Street garda station in Galway city. Photograph: Google Street View

Three men, believed to be from Sudan, have been detained by gardaí in Co Galway after they were discovered on a truck on Wednesday. Gardaí at Mill St(...)

Sudanese deputy chief of the ruling miliary council Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (R) and protest movement Alliance for Freedom and Changes leader Ahmad al-Rabiah shake hands after signing an agreement before African Union and Ethiopian mediators in Khartoum early on July 17th, 2019. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s opposition leaders and military council have signed a political accord committing them to share power, but some of the country’s pro-democracy(...)

People celebrate in Khartoum on Friday after protest leaders agree a deal with the country’s military to share power until elections can be held. Photograph: Marwan Ali/EPA

Sudan’s protest leaders were on Friday celebrating a deal to share power with the country’s military until elections can be held as a victory for thei(...)

People shout slogans as they march on the streets demanding the ruling military cede power  to civilians at a demonstration in Khartoum. Photograph: Umit Bektas

Tens of thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets on Sunday to call for an immediate transition to civilian rule, in the biggest mass demon(...)

A  Mexican police officer patrols the area where the bodies of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria were found on a bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros,  Mexico. Photograph: Abraham Pineda-Jácome/EPA

The father and daughter lie face down in the muddy water along the banks of the Rio Grande, her tiny head tucked inside his T-shirt, an arm draped ove(...)

Migrants waiting for food and clothes at the migrant camp Vucjak, in Bihac area, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Wednesday. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

More than 70 million people are now forcibly displaced – double the level of 20 years ago, according to new figures from the United Nations refugee ag(...)

Ezrena Marwan

“I had no idea” – that was the immediate reaction of author Monica McInerney when she first read a new collection of highly personal stories told by f(...)

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