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.

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice Beth Van Schaack, center, and Erin Barclay attend a briefing on the 2022 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices at the State Department in Washington, March 20, 2023.

The US is helping the ICC investigate war crimes in Sudan, diplomat says

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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

Illustration by Megan J. Goff.

Tracking atrocities in Sudan: ‘The world has become significantly less anonymous for war criminals’

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USAID Administrator Samantha Power is interviewed by the AP at USAID Headquarters in Washington, Aug. 4, 2022.

USAID chief says she’s haunted by how many people are unable to leave Sudan

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

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Meanwhile, the ongoing fighting in Sudan continues to make it difficult for aid to get into the country, leaving many children at risk of starvation.

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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Talks are underway in Saudi Arabia to end the fighting in Sudan. But so far, there’s been no major breakthrough. The World’s Shirin Jaafari spoke with Fahad Nazer, spokesperson for the Saudi Embassy in Washington, about where the talks are headed.

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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.

DMV rapper and record producer Oddisee realized early on that purpose and success are self-designated.

Sudanese American rapper Oddisee on overcoming cultural taboos and confronting self-doubt


“Movement” host Meklit Hadero speaks with Sudanese American MC Oddisee about his new album, “To What End,” which grew out of a period of intense self-doubt.

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.