Eman El-Sherbiny

Freelance open-source investigative journalist
  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Violence Against Protesters In El-Obeid On July 29, 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.

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  • Ethiopia’s dam: a lifeline or a show of power?

    Two of the world’s and Africa’s oldest kingdoms have long unwittingly vied for dominance and influence on the motherland. And though cultural and economic ties seem to have brought Egypt and Ethiopia together on some level, the two power players are at odds regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). But could it be a show of muscles at a time international businesses are rushing to invest in Africa? Or, is it a conflict over limited water and energy resources?

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  • Ethiopia plane crash: Irish aid worker Michael Ryan among 157 killed

    An Irish aid worker was among 157 people on board an airline that crashed minutes after take-off from the Ethiopian capital yesterday.

    The Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi reported difficulties during its ascent and the captain issued a distress call shortly before contact was lost at 8.44am. The aircraft crashed about 40 miles from Addis Ababa near the town of Bishoftu with 149 passengers and eight crew on board. There were no survivors. Witnesses reported an intense fire after it came down.

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