Sudan Protests: who is Hemeti?

Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a paramilitary force, violently cracks down on protesters despite its initial support for protests against Omar al-Bashir. Their commander, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, better known as Hemeti, has long history of violence which started in Darfur with the beginning of the conflict there in 2003. I am posting here a memo I…

Omar Al Bashir falls – An opportunity for Darfur?

Since April 6, thousands of people have been staging a sit-in outside of the Ministry of Defense complex, which also houses Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir's residence, calling for the leader's resignation. Protest and demonstrations have been going on since December, pushing the aging President, who ruled the country for 30 years, to declare the…