Sudan – 18 July 2014

Sudan ‘apostasy’ woman takes refuge in US Embassy

A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam has been freed from detention for a second time. Meriam Ibrahim has now sought sanctuary at the American embassy in the capital Khartoum. Speaking exclusively to the BBC she thanked the Sudanese people for standing by her.



Fresh violence in Darfur strains humanitarian resources

A fresh wave of violence across Sudan’s troubles Darfur region has placed enormous pressure on humanitarian resources, the UN office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday.

Sudan Tribune


Sudanese official says press censorship necessary for political stability

The Sudanese minister for information has acknowledged the censorship imposed on press in the country, saying the political situation does not allow full respect of press freedom.
“The situation in Sudan is explosive and would be uncontrollable, so it is difficult to allow full press freedom,” said state minister Yasir Youssef in a speech at Ramadan organized by the Organisation of Press Freedom on Thursday.