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Appetite for Destruction: The Military Counter-Revolution in Sudan

29 October 2021

The military coup d’état in Sudan on 25 October 2021 sent shockwaves across the region and through diplomatic circuits. Following the arrest of the civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and several prominent senior officials from the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), demonstrators took to the streets across Khartoum. They were confronted by soldiers from…

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Red Lines: Upheaval and Containment in the Horn of Africa

21 January 2021

This is the final part in a series of three analysis features covering unrest in Sudan, situating current upheaval in the context of the Horn of Africa, and extending the scope of analysis to encompass conflict in Ethiopia and the region.

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Danse Macabre: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Post-Oil Sudan

12 October 2020

This is the second in a series of three analysis features covering unrest in Sudan, and the repercussions for the wider region. This piece analyzes unrest and political developments in the heartland of political power in the central areas of the country.

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Riders on the Storm: Rebels, Soldiers, and Paramilitaries in Sudan’s Margins

27 August 2020

This is the first in a series of three analysis features covering unrest in Sudan, and the repercussions for the wider region. This first piece explores recent patterns and trends in violence, focusing in particular on insecurity in Darfur and the “Two Areas” following the coup that ousted Bashir in April 2019.

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CDT Spotlight: Demonstrations in Sudan

26 June 2020

How have demonstration patterns shifted in Sudan since the fall of President Omar Al Bashir and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic? ACLED Research Analyst Adam Miller and Africa Researcher Dr. Dan Watson review the latest data. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED).…

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Mid-Year Update: 10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2019

2 August 2019

In our special report on 10 conflicts to worry about in 2019, ACLED assessed the state of political violence and protest across critical flashpoints in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, providing both an overview of 2018’s developments and a preview of what to watch for in the new year. Our Mid-Year Update revisits these…

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The Rapid Support Forces and the Escalation of Violence in Sudan

2 July 2019

After nearly six months of continuous protests, tensions between demonstrators and the Sudanese Transitional Government are mounting. On June 3, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), opened fire on a peaceful sit-in in Khartoum. This event, in which more than 100 people were reportedly killed, followed weeks of gradually increasing levels of RSF activity. Since the…

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Fact Sheet: Sexual Violence in Conflict

19 June 2019

19 June 2019: On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, ACLED data confirm that sexual violence remains a serious threat around the world — both inside and outside of war-time contexts. Over the past year, ACLED has recorded an overall increase in reported sexual violence events,* and across regions political…

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Backsliding: Demonstration Activity in Post-Bashir Sudan

24 May 2019

ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess reviews demonstration events in Sudan after the ousting of President Omar al Bashir. For further analysis of Sudan’s anti-government protest activity during al Bashir’s rule click here. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.  

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The First Step on a Long Road: Public Demonstrations and Political Reform in Sudan

2 May 2019

The ouster of Omar al-Bashir as President of Sudan following weeks of public demonstrations has been rightly hailed as a historic change; however, the removal of Bashir has not signified the end of the protest movement. Public demonstrations demanding political reform have continued since Bashir was pushed out of office by the military on April…

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