via BBC News The United States has ordered non-essential diplomatic staff and their families to leave Sudan and Tunisia. In a statement, the state department also urged US citizens in Tunisia to make their way out of the country. The US embassies in the Tunisian and Sudanese capitals have both been attacked in the wave […]

KHARTOUM — Sudanese journalist Fatima Ghazali has been sentenced to one month in prison on Tuesday for writing an article about the alleged rape of an activist by security forces. Sudan’s constitution guarantees journalists freedom of speech, however, many have been detained without charge and papers have faced censorship. Ghazali was given the choice to […]

  via BBC Huge numbers of people are voting in Southern Sudan in a landmark referendum on independence from the north. The week-long vote is widely expected to result in Africa’s largest country being split in two. Amid scenes of jubilation, south Sudanese leader Salva Kiir said: “This is an historic moment the people of […]