The Enough Project is gravely concerned by the nature of the coup d'etat that took place in Sudan overnight. President Omar al-Bashir's First Vice-President and Minister of Defense, General Awad Ibn Auf, announced that he is taking power on behalf of the Supreme Security Committee, the country's main security force.
On the night of January 23, 2019, Sudanese diplomats gathered at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., as the Sudanese Embassy hosted a celebration marking the 63rd anniversary of the country’s independence from Britain and Egypt. Also gathered outside were at least 200 protesters, mostly from the Sudanese diaspora, demonstrating against the event.
This op-ed originally appeared in African Arguments and was written by Dr. Suliman Baldo, Senior Advisor at the Enough Project and Dr Lutz Oette, Director of the Centre for Human Rights Law at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.
Dr. Amin Mekki Medani, prominent Sudanese human rights advocate and democracy campaigner, died in August 2018 after a long illness. Enough Project’s Senior Advisor Dr. Suliman Baldo writes a tribute to Dr. Amin.
The Enough Project strongly denounces the deadly violence the Sudanese regime has unleashed against peaceful protesters and supports the aspirations of the people of Sudan as they protest against three decades of mass atrocities and institutional corruption under the autocratic rule of President Omar al-Bashir.
Clooney and Prendergast write, "This is a catalytic moment for the people of Sudan. We and our team – which includes Sudanese experts – are working in every way we can to support the aspirations of the people of Sudan for a peaceful transition from three decades of violent, kleptocratic dictatorship."
In a recent interview with Radio Dabanga, Enough Project Senior Advisor Dr. Suliman Baldo warned that President Omar al-Bashir's recent statements and actions should serve as a warning to U.S. officials that the Sudanese regime is not negotiating in good faith and places little value on their adherence to international agreements.
واشنطن، العاصمة – إن الأزمة الاقتصادية في السودان، والتي تنطوي على تهاوي سريع في قيمة العملة الوطنية ونقص حاد للسلع الأساسية فضلًا عن الانهيار الوشيك لقطاعي الصحة العامة والتعليم، تمثل نتيجة حتمية لثلاثين عامًا من الفساد وسوء الإدارة الاقتصادية بحسب تقرير جديد لمشروع كفاية (Enough Project)، نُشر اليوم. التقرير، “ عندما تقود السياسات الرعناء الي الانتحار […]
Washington, D.C. – An economic crisis in Sudan, including rapid depreciation of the national currency, severe shortages of essential commodities, and near collapse of public health and education sectors, are the result of 30 years of corruption and economic mismanagement, according to a new Enough Project report published today. The report, “Sudan’s Self-Inflicted Economic Meltdown: […]
Download the full report. العربية On September 9, 2018, 18 months into one of Sudan’s worst economic crises, President Field Marshal Omar al-Bashir dissolved the Government of National Consensus that took office in May 2017 and appointed a new prime minister, declaring this a first step toward the implementation of sweeping reforms to permanently heal […]