Freelance open-source investigative journalist
Violence during ‘millionth march’ in Al-Qadarif on June 30, 2019
Eman El-Sherbiny Freelance open-source investigative journalist On June 30, 2019, thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets renewing the demand to shift power from the transitional military council (TMC) to civilians. In this investigation, Sudanese Archive has researched violence perpetrated by security forces against protesters in Al-Qadarif city on […][...]
June 3 Security Database
When Sudan’s former President of 30 years was toppled, the Sudanese people expected a radical change and complete eradication of the security apparatus that abused the nation and its resources. Except Rapid Support Forces, formerly known as the Janjaweed militias, continued to be at the helm of decision making, and ultimately, jeopardising lives.[...]
Sudan: Is the new cabinet a step forward or hollow promises?
Uganda, Ethiopia, Egypt… the hidden cost of internet blackouts
Eman El-Sherbiny Freelance open-source investigative journalist Communication technology is a double-edged sword. It can empower people to access and share information globally, or be used as an instrument of political and economic control. While hopes were raised by the Arab Spring a decade ago, the years since have seen multiple […][...]
Kenya / Uganda : Will Biden be as warmly welcomed as Trump?
It is no secret that East Africans showed their support and affection for President Donald Trump during his four-year term.
Kenyans in particular favoured President Trump, who won the backing of 70% support of respondents to a Pew Research survey of 25 countries in 2018. Over half of Kenyans believed he was a positive influence on international relations.[...]
Sudan weakened by US demands on compensation & ties with Israel
Battered by an economy in freefall, Sudan’s transitional government is paying a heavy price to access international finance.
For over a year the Khartoum government has been trying to get removed from the US government’s State Sponsors of Terrorism list (SST) which effectively blocks its access to credits (or even debt relief) from the World Bank, the IMF or any financial institution based in the US.[...]
Sudan: The RSF still using brute force against unarmed civilians
With the Sudan Uprising nearing its two-year anniversary, the country’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) seem to have stuck to their guns by using power to suppress Sudanese citizens.
While the RSF claim they are enforcing the rule of law by cracking down on illegal immigration and trafficking explosives, or protecting borders, a bird’s eye view shows the use of brute force against unarmed civilians and displacing thousands.[...]
Violence against protesters in Khartoum on June 3, 2019
This investigation is a collaborative project between the Sudanese Archive and the Human Rights Center Investigation Lab, UC Berkeley, on the anniversary of the June 3rd massacre that killed over 100 people, 40 of whose bodies were later collected from the Nile, and injured at least 326 others, as a result of Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and other security forces violently dispersing sit-ins across the city of Khartoum. Our report will explore how the RSF rounded up protesters, violently attacking them, as seen in footage from that day that we have verified and chronolocated using open-source tools. This report is the first of a series of investigations related to June 3rd to further establish evidence of the RSF’s – and other security forces’ – violence against protesters.[...]
Initiative Offers Help For Community Health As Egypt Battles Coronavirus
Essayed Lotfy, a frail-looking 46-year-old baker from Cairo, faces difficult choices if he’s to continue making a living in his city which has been besieged by the new coronavirus for the past few weeks[...]
Targeting of medical facilities in Khartoum on June 3, 2019
On 29 July 2019, secondary school students in the city of El-Obeid, the capital of North Kordofan, staged a protest over a lack of vital services and the rundown conditions in the city. The students came out from several institutions, marching through the main market area protesting against the lack of water, electricity and public transport.[...]