Country: Sudan

"Straight Voice", Khartoum, Sudan: a young man recites a poem, holding his left hand to his chest. He is surrounded by demonstrators who light him up with their cell phones. The jury chose the picture by the Japanese artist Yasuyoshi Chiba because it provides inspiration to the viewer in uncertain times. It also won the category "General News, Single Image" (photo: AFP/Y. Chiba)

Germany hosts the Sudan Partnership Conference

A historic opportunity to move Sudan's transition along

Disinfecting a market in Damascus Old Town (photo: AFP/L. Beshara)

Pandemic update

COVID-19 across the Islamic world – Fighting shy of coronavirus

Rapid Support Forces (RSF) units in the northwest of Sudan’s capital Khartoum (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Democratisation in danger

Sudan's ongoing turf war

Sudan's former dictator Omar al-Bashir stands trial in Khartoum on 14.12.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/Anadolu Agency)

Sudan's ex-dictator Bashir at the International Criminal Court

Arab dictators take note

British-Sudanese author Leila Aboulela (photo: picture-alliance/EdinburghEliteMedia/Ger Harley)

Book review: Leila Aboulela's "Bird Summons"

The arc of self-discovery

Dutch sociologist Ruud Koopmans (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/gbrci)

Non-fiction: Ruud Koopman's "Das verfallene Haus des Islam"

Cherry-picking for a distorted image of Islam

(photo: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

Protests in the Middle East

No tyranny without Egypt

Algerians protesting the election of Tebboune as the new President of Algeria on 13.12.2019 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Arab Spring 2.0

The Middle East's fearless protesters

A student protester holds up a placard outside the Lebanese Ministry of Education in Beirut on 7 November 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

Mass protests in Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq

Is this the Arab Spring 2.0?

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Sudan's premier Abdalla Hamdok give a press conference in Khartoum on 03.09.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. Nietfeld

Horn of Africa

Give Sudan's fledgling democracy the support it deserves!

Symbolic image of a genie and a bottle (photo: Imago)

Unrest in the Arab world

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The genie is out of the bottle

Wearing blue as a sign of solidarity, members of the Sudanese community in Amman met at Jadal cultural centre in July to commemorate those killed during a violent crackdown on Sudanese protesters on 3 June (photo: Marta Vidal)

Sudan in transition

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Darfur refugees dream of return

Photo montage Sudan/Algeria: in Sudan the military and the protesters managed to negotiate an agreement, in Algeria, demonstrations continue (photo: AP/picture-alliance/AFP/Getty Images)

Democracy movements in the Arab world

Look to Sudan, Algeria!

Alaa Salah stands on top of a car addressing protesters (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Sudan: From protests to power struggle

Thousands of Sudanese celebrate the agreement between the opposition and the military council in Khartoum (photo: Reuters/U. Bektas)

Sudanese opposition and military council in agreement

Sudanʹs first steps towards democracy?

Translator Elisabeth Jaquette (left) and Sudanese writer Rania Mamoun (photos: private)

Interview with Sudanese writer Rania Mamoun and translator Elisabeth Jaquette

For the sheer pleasure of reading

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