This vast northeast African country abuts the Red Sea, has large parts covered by the Sahara, boasts the savanna to the south and the Sahel region in between. Sudan's capital, Khartoum, sits on the Blue Nile; historically, the country has wielded significant influence in the Arab world. But it has suffered from a brutal civil war and waves of international sanctions that are being withdrawn only now.

Butterfly Effect: The Saharan Quicksand Biden Can't Avoid

President Trump's recent deals with Morocco and Sudan are a lose-lose legacy Biden will inherit.

The Sudanese Slave Who Became a Servant of God

There’s a good reason why Josephine Bakhita is the patron saint of human trafficking victims.

The Cartoonist Who Took on Sudan’s Regime

Cartoonist Khalid Al Baih has lifted up the arts in Sudan as a way to take on its rulers.

The Killers of Darfur Are Cashing In on Foreign Conflicts

Their list of global partners includes Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the EU.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Darfur Still Bleeds, With or Without al-Bashir

Omar al-Bashir is finally heading to the ICC to stand trial for genocide, yet the people of Darfur continue to suffer.

UConn’s Mystery Man in the Middle

Akok Akok abruptly disappeared from high school and turned up at UConn.

The Internet Crackdown Bug Is Spreading

Governments are turning the internet tap off as a key weapon to curb protests that are increasingly driven by social media.

Sudan's Protesters Plot Next Stage of the Revolution

They’ve removed the 30-year dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir.

Women-Led Protests Are Shaking Up Sudan

Strongman leader Omar al-Bashir used repressive laws to keep women down for three decades.

Sudan's Beauty Queen Wages Battle Against Colorism

Natalina Yacoub is campaigning against the rampant use of skin-bleaching products in a country that once celebrated its diversity.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

Sudan’s Mysterious, Almost-but-Not-Quite Liquor

This fizzy fermented date drink often shows up at parties.

The Failed Assassination Bid That Ended al-Qaeda's Stint in Sudan

When terrorists linked to Osama bin Laden tried — but failed — to kill Hosni Mubarak in 1995, it was the beginning of the end for al-Qaeda in Sudan.

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