Sudan Is Holding Sit-Ins In Hopes Of Removing Military From Power (HBO)

Omar Ismail sang a revolutionary song as he frisked people before letting them pass a barricade of bricks and twisted metal in the capital city of Khartoum last week. It was past 10 o’clock at night, but people still streamed toward the massive sit-in outside the country’s military headquarters, where thousands of protesters calling for a new government have been camped since April 6.

Ismail confiscated any potential weapons and checked identification cards. If any government officials aligned with the previous regime of President Omar al-Bashir, security forces, or members of Islamist student groups tried to enter, he would arrest them, he said.

“The law here is our law,” said Ismail, 21, who before the revolution studied software engineering at a local university. “The law here is freedom.”

The sit-in, a sprawling collection of tents, stages, kitchens, and checkpoints that stretches for nearly a mile on the streets of Khartoum, has become the heart of an unprecedented uprising seeking to remake one of the world’s most oppressed countries.

What started in December as a bread riot in a small industrial town outside Khartoum, snowballed into a nationwide movement — and one of the world’s largest and most impressive nonviolent mass actions in recent memory. It reached its zenith on April 11, when Sudan’s Islamist dictator, Omar al-Bashir, failed to break up the sit-in and was forced from power in a military coup. Al-Bashir had ruled Sudan since seizing power in 1989, and his reign was marked by civil war, accusations of genocide in the country’s Darfur region, a collapsed economy, and the secession of the nation’s southern half.

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The International Criminal Court

War crimes judges will rule Thursday if South Africa flouted international law by failing to arrest Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, wanted for trial on charges of genocide in Darfur. Legal experts widely expect that judges at the International Criminal Court will find that Pretoria, one of the founding members of the tribunal, failed to co-operate with the ICC based in The Hague.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Serbia’s Growing Migrant Crisis: VICE News Capsule, February 12

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Serbia bolsters patrol of Hungarian border to stem flow of migrants from Kosovo, Sudanese troops accused of mass rape in Darfur, Tehran’s drop-in centers give the homeless and drug-addicted a safe haven, and a Cambodian minister wants to re-educate teenagers on the meaning of Valentine’s Day.

SERBIA
Border Patrols Increased to Stem Flow of Illegal Migrants
Thousands of Kosovo Albanians fleeing poverty are smuggling themselves across the border into Hungary.

SUDAN
Soldiers Accused of More Than 200 Rapes in Darfur Village Last Year. The Sudanese government has denied the allegations made by Human Rights Watch.

IRAN
Help for the Homeless and Addicted in Tehran
Drop-in centers cater to hundreds of people hooked on heroin and crystal meth.

CAMBODIA
Share Love, Not Bodily Fluids, on Valentine’s Day
Education minister urges teachers to ask their teenage students not to give flowers and chocolate to convince girls to give up their virginity.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 15, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Turkish police raid media outlets critical of President Erdogan, International Criminal Court suspends war crimes investigation in Sudan’s Darfur region, Syrian activists show support for U.S. protests against police violence, and first-ever commercial drone expo promotes non-military applications of the technology.

TURKEY
Police Raid Media Outlets Supportive of Erdogan Opponent
Two dozen people were arrested on Sunday as the government steps up a crackdown on supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen.

SUDAN
International Criminal Court Halts Probe Into Darfur War Crimes
The prosecutor said resources needed to be shifted to other crises in the region because the UN Security Council had done little to bring those implicated to justice.

SYRIA
Activists Rally in Solidarity With U.S. Protests Against Police Brutality
Residents of Kafr Nabl showed their support as tens of thousands gathered in several American cities to protest against recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

U.S.A.
Commercial Drone Expo Attracts Thousands in Los Angeles
Companies promoted non-military uses such as delivery of medication to remote areas.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – March 31, 2014.

The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: protesters in Haiti call for the president’s resignation, fresh reports of violence in Darfur, Spanish journalists released by Syrian militants and a Ukrainian former boxer withdraws from the presidential race.

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Haitian Protesters Demand President’s Resignation
Thousands of protesters rallied on the streets of the Haitian capital Port-Au-Prince over the weekend, calling for the resignation of president Michel Martelly.

Violence in Darfur
The United Nations and the African Union have voiced increasing concern over recent violence in South Sudan’s Darfur region.

Spanish Journalists Held in Syria Freed
Two Spanish journalists who were kidnapped 6 months ago by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have returned to Spain where they were finally reunited with their families.

Former Boxer Withdraws from Presidential Race, Endorses Billionaire
Former heavyweight boxer Vitaliy Klitschko has announced that he is withdrawing from the Ukrainian presidential elections.

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