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Genocide in Sudan: Oil, Gold, the United States, Russi
Africa, Sudan

Genocide in Sudan: Oil, Gold, the United States, Russi

 By: Philippa Jane Winkler $ 280 BILLION US TAXPAYER DOLLARS INVESTED since 1948 in US/Israeli Ethnic Cleansing and Occupation Operation; $ 150B direct "aid" and $ 130B in "Offense" contractsSource: Embassy of Israel, Washington, D.C. and US Department of State. Little has been reported by the Western media on the genocide in Sudan, where the US and Russia are playing out a superpower rivalry. A year ago in April, fighting erupted between Sudan’s army chief, General Abdel Fattah Burhan, of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo of the rebel Rapid Support Forces (RSF.) The crisis continues to escalate with no end in sight. Both sides have been accused of committing human rights violations and ethnic cleansing. A genocide is being carried out...
The Other War: Struggle and Suffering in Sudan
Africa, Sudan

The Other War: Struggle and Suffering in Sudan

BY PRITI GULATI COX – STAN COX Sudanese refugee camp in Chad. Photograph Source: Henry Wilkins/VOA – Public Domain It’s been devastating, even if no one’s paying attention. Three months of fighting in Sudan between the army and a paramilitary group called the Rapid Support Force (RSF) has left at least 3,000 people dead and wounded at least 6,000 more. Over two million people have been displaced within the country, while another 700,000 have fled to neighboring nations. According to the World Health Organization, two-thirds of the health facilities in Khartoum, the capital, and other combat zones are now out of service, so the numbers of dead and injured are believed to be far higher than recorded, and bodies have been rotting for days in the str...
Winners and Losers in Sudan: On Proxy Wars and Superpower Rivalries in the Global South
Africa, Sudan

Winners and Losers in Sudan: On Proxy Wars and Superpower Rivalries in the Global South

BY RAMZY BAROUD Photograph Source: VOA – Public Domain The world is changing. In fact, it has been undergoing seismic change that long preceded the Russian-Ukraine war, and the recent US-Chinese tensions in the Taiwan Strait. In fact, the US debacle in Iraq and the Middle East, and the humiliating retreat from Afghanistan were only signs of the decline in US power. Leading US neoconservative strategists have once argued in “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategies, Forces, and Resources For a New Century” that aggressive intervention policies were meant to keep emerging great powers, like China, out of areas designated as US geopolitical domains. They sought to “preserve and extend (US) position of global leadership (through) maintaining the preeminenc...
Sudan Must Quickly Resolve Internal Security Issue to Avoid Collapse
Sudan

Sudan Must Quickly Resolve Internal Security Issue to Avoid Collapse

BY CHLOE ATKINSON Near the Khartoum International Airport. Photograph Source: Mohammed Abdelmoneim Hashim Mohammed – CC BY-SA 4.0 Sudan faces an attempted coup as its military engages in battles in Khartoum against rival paramilitary forces. The clashes have so far killed dozens of civilians and fighters. According to a Reuters report, “The fighting that broke out on Saturday between army units loyal to General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), led by General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemedti, is the first such outbreak since both joined forces to oust president Omar Hassan al-Bashir in 2019.” The RSF and the military have been competing for power as political factions negotiate forming a transitional government after a...
IKEA completes sale of Russian factories
Russia, Sudan

IKEA completes sale of Russian factories

All of the company's production facilities in the country have been acquired by local entities © Getty Images / Anadolu Agenc Swedish furniture giant IKEA has completed the sale of its last remaining production site in Russia, a furniture factory in Novgorod Region, the company announced on Monday. The facility was purchased by a local firm called Invest Plus. The parties did not disclose the price tag for the factory or any details about the terms of the deal. Ikea Industry Novgorod was IKEA’s largest Russian factory, with a production capacity of more than 500,000 cubic meters of polished chipboard and over 7 million cabinets and kitchen furniture units per year. According to Invest Plus’s press service, the company plans to relaunch production at the site within ...
Mystery disease kills 89 people in Africa
Africa, Health, Sudan

Mystery disease kills 89 people in Africa

By VT RT: A yet-to-be-identified disease has killed at least 89 people in Fangak in South Sudan’s state of Jonglei, a World Health Organization (WHO) official told the BBC. The mysterious deaths happened in an area recently hit by flooding. Local health officials have ruled out cholera as the cause, the British broadcaster said. “We decided to send a rapid response team to go and do risk assessment and investigation; that is when they will be able to collect samples from the sick people – but provisionally the figure that we got was that there were 89 deaths,” WHO official Sheila Baya told the BBC. A helicopter is to carry a WHO team to the impacted area from capital Juba on Wednesday, she added. Caused by heavy rains, the floods that hit the poor African...
After the coup in Sudan
Sudan

After the coup in Sudan

CopyrightAgence France-Presse. Joseph Daher Mass struggle for revolution One month after the first attempted coup, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), announced on October 25 a state of emergency, the dissolution of the transitional authorities, and the dismissal of regional governors with the clear objective of ending the revolutionary process in Sudan. The TMC, with its local, regional, and international backers, are attempting to put an end to Sudan’s revolutionary process. All-out Repression General al-Burhan justified these measures, which are tantamount to a coup d’état, by pointing to the economic crisis, the need to “rectify the course of the transition,” and the preservation of the country from the risk of “civil war...
Sudan: Massive resistance defends December Revolution vs. military coup
Africa, Sudan

Sudan: Massive resistance defends December Revolution vs. military coup

Sameena Rahman Download PDF flyer Photo: Solidarity protest in Denver, Colorado, Oct. 26 Hundreds of thousands of people in Sudan are in the streets courageously resisting the coup staged by the military on Monday. The country’s top armed forces leader Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced the take over and declared a state of emergency. As part of the coup, soldiers arrested Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other high ranking civilian officials, and it was revealed today that Hamdok was being held captive at al-Burhan’s personal residence. This coup dissolved the 2-year old joint civilian-military Sovereign Council, which took over the country following a people’s revolution that began in December 2018 — referred to in the country as the December Revolution. That rev...
Solidarity with the people of Sudan and the Sudanese Communist Party
Africa, Sudan

Solidarity with the people of Sudan and the Sudanese Communist Party

Party for Socialism and Liberation Download PDF flyer Photo: Symbol of the Sudanese Communist Party As the Party for Socialism and Liberation, we condemn in the harshest terms the brutal military coup that took place on Oct. 25 in Sudan and the subsequent repression and arrests by the Sudanese military forces.  We stand in full solidarity with the people of Sudan and the Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) in their resistance against the coup. We fully support the call by the SCP and the Sudanese Professional Association for a political strike and for the people to take to the streets in civil disobedience to stand against this power grab by the military forces opposed to the movement for change that began in 2018.  This coup is a desperate effort to stop the pr...
Sudan: Massive resistance defends December Revolution vs. military coup
Africa, Sudan

Sudan: Massive resistance defends December Revolution vs. military coup

Sameena Rahman Download PDF flyer Photo: Solidarity protest in Denver, Colorado, Oct. 26 Hundreds of thousands of people in Sudan are in the streets courageously resisting the coup staged by the military on Monday. The country’s top armed forces leader Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced the take over and declared a state of emergency. As part of the coup, soldiers arrested Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other high ranking civilian officials, and it was revealed today that Hamdok was being held captive at al-Burhan’s personal residence. This coup dissolved the 2-year old joint civilian-military Sovereign Council, which took over the country following a people’s revolution that began in December 2018 — referred to in the country as the December Revolution. That rev...