Polarization increases as UN mission is underway

— the piece was written in September 2020 and was not updated.

As recruitment begins for the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) which is under establishment through UNSC resolution 2524 of June 4th, deadly confrontations between unarmed civilians protesting against the ongoing insecurity and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Darfur continues to raise the mounting death toll in civilian victims since the conflict broke out in 2003.

Once again, Sudan will become a precarious situation in which two UN missions overlap in one country as the United Nations…


Polarization increases as UN mission is underway

— the piece was written in September 2020 and was not updated.

As recruitment begins for the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) which is under establishment through UNSC resolution 2524 of June 4th, deadly confrontations between unarmed civilians protesting against the ongoing insecurity and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Darfur continues to raise the mounting death toll in civilian victims since the conflict broke out in 2003.

Once again, Sudan will become a precarious situation in which two UN missions overlap in one country as the United Nations…


On March 8th, just after 1 pm, Sudanese women gathered in front of the Justice Ministry in downtown Khartoum to call for the reform of the Muslim Personal Status Act of 1991 also known as the family law. In solidarity, dozens of Sudanese women had also organized protests in different cities around the world to protest the long-standing discriminatory legislation and show support. Protest because Sudan’s personal status laws guide many critical aspects of life such as marriage, divorce, custody and inheritance.

Article 40 of the law, for instance, states that girls can marry as young as 10 years old…


SUDAN: Tracks center on trial AKA the Red Label Trial

As usual, they kept us waiting inside the very warm court room on the first floor of the Central Khartoum Court building in Khartoum three. Just before 12:30, the three defendants who are currently detained at Al-Huda prison in Omdurman were brought into the courthouse. We clapped as they passed us through with hopeful smiles on their faces. …


My take on the TRACKS center trial

“They kept asking me if I have a boyfriend….the last time I was kissed…they threatened to take naked pictures of me or montage a porn film featuring me,”

It was July 2012 and I was standing with an acquaintance inside the Haj Yousif court-house as we were waiting to attend the trial of several activists. The acquaintance, a young woman, had just been released from detention in the hands of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) and was telling me her testimony. As I took mental notes to write down later, I kept thinking of my best friend who…

ريم — Reem

‏‏‏‏‏Sudanese freelance journalist, writer, blogger and researcher.

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