Tag: Youth

Close up: Wala’a Essam al-Boushi

In September 2019, Sudan’s first ministerial cabinet since the removal of the country’s longtime President Omar al-Bashir took its oath. Among the new cabinet members, Wala’a Essam al-Boushi, sworn in as Minister of Youth and Sports.

‘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.

Can political Islam make it in post-revolution Sudan?

The 30-year authoritarian rule by the Islamist National Congress Party (NCP) came to an end in April 2019. While Islamists are still active in the military, the security and the civil service, their political future and chances to ascend to power again are uncertain.

Bracing for the future

Amidst a fragile balance of power and an economy in deep distress, Sudan’s transitional government is under pressure to deliver against high popular expectations. Equipped with hope, people brace for the future.

A source of defiance: Sudan’s women

Women played a vital role during last year’s uprising, often at the forefront of the protests in Sudan. No wonder, comments Alaa Eliass, Sudanese women are known throughout history for being warriors – resilient and inspirational.

Sudan’s ‘Great December’

December 2018, marks the beginning of a national uprising in Sudan that led to the fall of the National Congress Party’s (NCP) regime and its long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir. Therefore, the Sudanese should remember the month as the ‘Great December’, comments Hassan Faroug.

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