Screenshot of a video of Sudanese male singers.

Sudan Tapes Archive preserves music across decades and continents


Sudanese American Haneen Sidahmed is digitizing cassettes tapes of classic Sudanese songs dating back to the 1960s. In the process, she’s created a music archive called Sudan Tapes Archive. Reporter Hana Baba, of station KALW and the podcast, “The Stoop,” talked to Sidahmed about how her work has taken on new urgency amid war in Sudan.

People board a truck as they leave Khartoum, Sudan, on June 19, 2023.

‘I no longer have a dream’: Sudan has the largest displacement of children in the world

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Factory that made essential therapeutic food for malnourished children in Sudan burns down

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Evacuees leave Saudi Amanah ship after landing at Jeddah port, Saudi Arabia, May 4, 2023. 

Negotiations continue in Saudi Arabia to end fighting in Sudan

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In Sudan, volunteers step up to help those caught in the crossfire

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‘You don’t know if you’re ever coming back’: Stories from a bus ride out of Khartoum


Fighting continued on Wednesday on the outskirts of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. A short-term ceasefire is in place, but the United Nations says it is only partially successful. Over the last 12 days, hundreds of people have been killed. Sudanese residents from the capital region are making tough decisions about leaving. 

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Sudan’s health care system near collapse amid fighting


The fighting between Sudan’s rival armed forces continues to have a devastating impact on civilians and civilian infrastructure across the country. Hundreds of people have reportedly been killed. The fighting has also damaged Sudan’s health facilities, making it difficult for the country’s health workers to help those caught in the crosshairs.

Smoke rises from a central neighborhood of Khartoum, Sudan, amid intense fighting between armed forces, April 16, 2023.

Fighting between armed forces in Sudan continues amid warnings of wider regional conflict

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The country’s military, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary began fighting on Saturday, following weeks of tensions. Pressure from international and regional players has so far failed to deescalate the conflict.

People stage a sit-in demanding a return to civilian rule and to protest the nine people who were killed in anti-military demonstrations last month, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, July 4, 2022.

Sudanese protesters demand a ‘purely civilian transitional government’ activist says


This week, coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said he would support a full transition back to civilian rule in Sudan. But the offer was promptly rejected by the political opposition. “We do not trust, nor do we believe the military,” Sudanese activist Daliah Abdel-Moneim told The World’s Marco Werman. 

Kandaka, the lion, with her cubs at the Sudan Animal Rescue, Khartoum, Sudan, Dec, 4, 2021

Founder of animal rescue in Sudan nurses wild animals back to health


Osman Salih cares for vulnerable wild animals from around the country and nurses them back to health.