The Futility of Fatwas Against Isis

Nesrine Malik | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK
Nesrine Malik

The ideological response to ISIS must be cast from outside the realm of religious authority altogether. You see, Islam in particular, and holy text religions in general, are open to interpretation and selectivity. By responding to ISIS from within its own paradigm, one only validates its basic premise...

How Art Is Being Used to Address Issues in Sudan

Francisca Stewart | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francisca Stewart

Will art be able to make change happen in Sudan? This is the question being faced by artist of various mediums, from filmmakers to cartoonists.

South Sudan: A Nation Awash With Arms

Elizabeth Ashamu Deng | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics
Elizabeth Ashamu Deng

South Sudan is awash with weapons and thousands of people have been killed as government and opposition forces commit war crimes, crimes against humanity and other grave human rights violations and abuses.

Pope Francis' Moving Moment With Sudanese Mother, Who Faced Death For Her Faith

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has met privately with the Sudanese woman who arrived in Italy after escaping a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christ...

Sudanese Mother Sentenced To Death Gives Smile That Says 'Free At Last'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

The Sudanese mother sentenced to death for her Christian faith whilst pregnant with her baby daughter is safe at last, arriving in Italy after spendin...

Sudanese Christian Mother, Sentenced To Hang, Is Freed By Court

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

A Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death for apostasy has had her sentence canceled and is set to be released, the country's official news age...

Hopes Dashed For Release Of Death Row Christian Mother After Sudan Denial

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

Hopes for a Sudanese Christian mother sentenced to hang for apostasy have been dashed as Sudan's government has denied it is set to release her, claim...

Meriam Ibrahim 'To Be Freed'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK

The Sudanese woman who gave birth on death row is to be freed according to reports. But the good news has been tempered by Meriam Ibrahim's lawyers...

Sudanese Woman Sentenced To Death For Marrying A Christian 'To Be Freed'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK

A woman sentenced to death in Sudan after marrying a Christian could be released within days, according to reports. A senior Khartoum official has tol...

Cameron Denounces 'Barbaric' Sudan Death Sentence

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK

David Cameron has urged the Sudanese government to lift the "barbaric" death sentence handed to a woman for marrying a Christian. The Prime Ministe...

FIRST PICTURE: Baby Born To Sudanese Mother On Death Row Who Was 'Forced To Give Birth In Shackles'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

A pregnant Sudanese woman who gave birth on death row was forced to deliver her baby whilst in shackles, her husband has claimed. Meriam Yehya Ibr...

Pregnant Sudanese Woman On Death Row Gives Birth To Baby Girl

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

UPDATE FIRST PICTURE: Baby Born To Sudanese Mother On Death Row Who Was 'Forced To Give Birth In Shackles' A pregnant woman awaiting a death senten...

Shackled And Awaiting Death: Husband Describes Horror Of Visiting Pregnant Wife On Death Row

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Baby Born To Sudanese Mother On Death Row Who Was 'Forced To Give Birth In Shackles' (PICTURE) A desperate husband who travelled from the S...

Pregnant Woman Sentenced To Hang For Apostasy Is Refusing To Renounce Faith

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

The husband of a pregnant Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to hang for apostasy has said he is terrified for his wife, but she is determined not to ...

A Pregnant Woman Has Been Sentenced To Hang Because Of Her Faith

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

A Sudanese court has sentenced a heavily pregnant woman to death after she left Islam and married a Christian man. The decision to sentence the wom...

Sudan: Underreported and Ignored

Francisca Stewart | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francisca Stewart

The president of Sudan, Omar-al Bashir can more easily turn his back on his own victims than he can to outcries from the rest of the world. The second we consider the situation in Sudan as hopeless, the second it becomes so.

Bringing Up the Bodies in Darfur

Olivia Warham | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Olivia Warham

It is bad enough that the international community averts its eyes from the state-sponsored horror that persists in Darfur and elsewhere in Sudan... We compound Darfur's suffering by failing to use our leverage in the region to ensure Bashir faces justice at the ICC.

'I Wanted To Lie Down And Die': Egypt And Sudan Implicated In Torture Camps

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Hoping to escape poverty and political repression, tens of thousands of Eritrean refugees have fled their country in search of a better life. Inste...

Justice Must Not Be Dulled By Wrinkles

Jemma Wayne | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

The time has come for the role of international courts to evolve and take a greater part. Our own governments must facilitate and demand this. And respond to humanitarian need. If the question is 'are we our brother's keeper?' the answer must be a resounding 'yes'.

A Deadly Sleight of Hand

Olivia Warham | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Olivia Warham

It is a tactic beloved of despots: while the world's attention is on one bloody conflict, you can slaughter with impunity elsewhere... Since mid-December the media has watched as the world's newest nation, South Sudan, has torn itself apart. Meanwhile, its old oppressor next door in Sudan is enthusiastically grasping the chance to "end" its own troublesome "rebellion".

Lessons From the Tea Ladies of Khartoum

Jaki Scarcello | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Scarcello

This morning, as I sipped my breakfast tea, I read about the women and children from Sudan pouring over their borders to seek safety and I was reminded of an article I read a while back about the tea ladies of Khartoum.

The Real Significance of the New South Sudan Civil Conflict

Paul Reynolds | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Reynolds

The latest civil conflict within newly-independent South Sudan is a depressing, avoidable tragedy. This is a part of Africa that has already fought two 'civil' wars in pursuit of independence. It is chronically poor and suffers the worlds highest infant and maternal mortality - and female illiteracy.

Nelson Mandela and the Stench of Hypocrisy

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Politics
Rebecca Tinsley

Politicians and journalists are falling over themselves to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. Alas, the curse of having a good memory means recalling when the same politicians and journalists condemned the ANC leader as a terrorist.

When Will Africans Get the Justice They Deserve?

Olivia Warham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Olivia Warham

As the African Union summit in Addis heaped contempt on the International Criminal Court, it is unlikely its members reflected on how rarely they act to protect African civilians from mass atrocities committed by their own rulers.

Sudan: Reform or Face Destruction

Olivia Warham | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics
Olivia Warham

Sudanese have plenty of reasons to demonstrate against the disastrous state of the country's finances; inflation is running at 40% and years of oil revenues have been frittered away. Beyond the capital, Khartoum, there has been little investment in infrastructure, education or heath facilities. Unemployment and under-employment have demoralised those millions who do not benefit from the crony capitalism that has sustained the ruling elite for decades.