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Tunisians  gather at Mohamed Bouazizi Square in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid on December 17th 2020, during commemorations of the 10th anniversary of Bouazizi’s self-immolation which triggered a wave of protests across the North African country. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

When a Tunisian street vendor set himself alight a decade ago to protest over the confiscation of his handcart and fruit by police, he never imagined (...)

A member of the Amhara Special Forces next to a machine gun at an improvised camp in the front of a shop in Humera, Ethiopia: In October, when the central government cut its funding, the Tigray’s leadership said it was akin to a “declaration of war”. Photograph:  Eduardo Soteras/AFP

Driving through central Addis Ababa last month, my driver scowled as his small taxi passed under a giant poster of Ethiopia’s prime minister and Nobel(...)

Palestinian demonstrators lift placards protesting the Sudan normalisation agreement with Israel, in Rafah town in the southern Gaza Strip last Saturday. Photograph:  Said Khatib/AFP via Getty Images

Sudan and Israel are set to discuss trade, aviation, agriculture and migration agreements in coming weeks in an effort to implement the third “normali(...)

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in April 2012. He was accused of allowing militant groups to operate from his state. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Sudan is set to be removed from the US terrorism blacklist, after its new government paid $335 million towards victims of two al-Qaeda terrorist attac(...)

The officers were executed in mysterious circumstances after a quick military trial one year after Bashir himself took the power in a military coup in 1989. There burial site was not disclosed for decades. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan has found a mass grave that most likely contains remains of 28 army officers executed in 1990 for plotting an attempted coup against the former(...)

A 23-year-old Sudanese woman Zakia holds a glass of her home-brewed alcoholic drink in Halfaya near the capital Khartoum. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP via Getty

Sudan has legalised the drinking of alcohol by non-Muslims for the first time in nearly 40 years. Alcohol has been illegal in Sudan since 1983, when (...)

Ali Kushayb has personally been linked by witness evidence to 504 killings, 20 cases of rape and the forced displacement of 41,000 people

In a substantial boost to its credibility, the International Criminal Court has confirmed that a former Sudanese militia leader facing an extraordinar(...)

Dr Rania Ahmed, a Sudanese anaesthetist working in Dublin, who was a first responder following the massacre of civilian protesters in Khartoum, Sudan, shortly after ousting of al-Bashir. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

As a doctor moments after a massacre in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, Rania Ahmed was in both the right and wrong place. “I would be in trouble (...)

Sudanese women and a youth walk together in the capital Khartoum’s district of Jureif Ghar amid movement restrictions aimed to curb the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty

In the Sudanese capital Khartoum, people with coronavirus symptoms are refusing to go to hospital, despite the city becoming a centre of infection. (...)

Almost nine out of 10 women and girls in predominately Muslim Sudan have undergone FGM, United Nations data shows. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly/AFP

Sudan has criminalised female genital mutilation (FGM), making it punishable by three years in jail, a move campaigners said ushered in a “new era” fo(...)

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