Areas of Expertise
Yesterday we had a conversation with Dr. Dimah Mahmoud, Pan-Africanist and Actionist, and Samah Salman, Sudan Analyst and President of USESA (US-Educated Sudanese Association) on the current situation in Sudan. The discussion contextualizes and dissects the current conflict in Sudan between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF) highlighting its origins; the demands of grassroots civic society groups of the 2019 revolution; interests of external forces and more.
Africa News Tonight: Nations Evacuate Diplomats and Citizens Out of Sudan as Fighting & More
Africa News Tonight - Dozens of countries scrambled to arrange transportation to get their citizens out of Sudan amid concerns that fighting could escalate and cut off exits from the country. As the rush to get embassy personnel out of the Sudanese capital to safety continues, one analyst says the writing was on the wall that the leaders of the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force would turn on each other. And, Kenyan authorities have recovered at least 50 bodies of members of the Good News International Church, who are believed to have starved themselves to death. Police Monday rescued 29 members of the church in a forest near the coastal town of Malindi. For this and more, stay tuned to Africa News Tonight!
Who Has a Role and a Stake in Sudan’s Conflict?
In this edition of Straight Talk Africa, Haydé Adams and her guests discuss the escalating conflict in Sudan between the Sudanese government troops and the paramilitary group known as the Rapid Support Forces. Guests include Margaret Besheer, VOA United Nations correspondent, Jeffrey D. Feltman, former U.S. special envoy for Horn of Africa and Samah Salman, president of the U.S. Educated Sudanese Association.
Analyst: Sudan Military Factions Unlikely to Cede Power
As fighting in Khartoum escalates into its third day, questions still remain on the origins of the conflict and whether civilian rule will return to Sudan. For an analysis, VOA's Esther Githui-Ewart spoke to Samah Salman, president of U.S. Educated Sudanese Association.