Category: Society

Barriers to education: Disabilities

Disability should not constitute a barrier to education. However, in Sudan, a lack of institutions, support services and infrastructure detrimentally affect the education of students with disabilities.

Relearning how to educate

For the last 30 years, Sudan’s education system suffered a significant decline, both in terms of infrastructure and the quality of education itself. The transitional government promised to transform the education system.

‘Tasgut bas’

‘Tasgut bas‘ (just fall) was the most famous slogan of the Sudanese revolution. Hassan Farouk provides a recap of some of the slogans used by the Sudanese people in their protest against Omar al-Bashir, who was toppled on April 11, 2019.

‘Sudan’s Vein’

Sudan is facing critical shortages of blood. The supply of life-saving transfusions is insufficient to keep up with demand. In a collaborative effort, various initiatives in Sudan try to meet needs.

In the making: press freedom in Sudan

In Sudan, exceptional hostility to press freedom was a reality for most of Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year-rule. Bashir’s regime fell in April 2019. Since then, media freedoms have improved – however, challenges abound.

Coronavirus: Sudan on high alert

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus outbreak a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”, as infections continue to spread outside China. Is Sudan prepared to deal with the crisis?

Standing tall: Sudan’s civil society

Sudan’s civil society has firmly survived 30 years of suppression under Bashir’s regime and played a vital role in the uprising that led to the former president’s removal from power.