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Sudan was divided in 2011 when South Sudan achieved its independence after the longest war on the African continent. We research how local conflicts are absorbed into or affected by...
Sudan Brief | Dec 2020
The youth were the backbone of the protests that led to the fall of Sudan’s president Omer al-Bashir in April 2019. Yet, two years after the uprising ...
revolution, uprising, youth, protests, al-Bashir, Bashir, Sudan, Khartoum
Sudan Brief | Dec 2019
This Sudan Brief is concerned with the fractionalization of Islamism during Bashir’s rule (1989-2019). It does not focus on the details of Bashir’s ...
Sudan Brief | Jul 2020
While Sudanese women were at the forefront of the popular uprising under the banner "freedom, peace and justice" that started in December 2018 and eventually ...
Women's rights, Political activism, Sudan
Journal Article | Jan 2021
A popular uprising recently ousted Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist cronies from power after having ruled Sudan with an iron fist since 1989. Sexual abuse ...
News | 25 Jun 2013
There is an appetite for change. Discontent against Bashir is widespread. The popular sentiment rumbling in Khartoum is that Bashir will fall sooner or later.
Edited Book | Apr 2016
The Arab Uprisings have brought renewed attention to the role of the military in the MENA region, where they are either the backbone of regime power or ...
News | 2 May 2011
A new report on the effects of the Libyan crisis on the dynamics of the Darfur conflict, including Sudanese claims that Col. Gaddafi is arming and supporting JEM.
CMI Brief | Oct 2019
February 22, 2019, marked a watershed moment in Algeria’s history, and a key moment in the struggle for women’s rights. For the first time ...
Uprising, Islamist extremists, Democracy, Gender Equality, Protest, Women's Involvement, Algeria
CMI Insight | Apr 2013
Hopes were high that the uprisings that began in 2011 across the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) that have come to be known as “the Arab ...
News | 25 Feb 2014
During the Egyptian uprisings against president Mubarak in 2011, people demanded bread, freedom and social justice. Bread is the daily staple for millions of Egyptians, and came to symbolize the demand for a fairer economic system. But does food insecurity necessarily cause social unrest and conflict?
Report in External Series | Jan 2019
This brief analyses Salafism as an urban phenomenon, with an emphasis on the contentious period following the Syrian uprising turned civil war (2011–present). ...
News | 14 Oct 2012
For the first time in Sudanese history, 25% of the parliamentarians in the Assembly are women.
CMI Working Paper | Jan 1993
This paper seeks to explain why the military has remained in power in Burma after the country-wide uprising for democracy in 1988. It is argued that a ...
Democratization, Political development, Authoritarianism, Myanmar, Burma
Edited Book | Sep 2016
Oil has been central to regime survival for oil states across the Arabian Peninsula and has been at the heart of their attempts to defuse the wave of ...
Book Chapter | Jan 2017
The Syrian civil war has displaced more than one million Syrians as refugees in Lebanon. Lebanon has not set up formal camps, but instituted a “non–camp” ...
displacement, refugees, camps, non-camp, Lebanon, Syria
CMI Insight | Oct 2013
The Egyptian military has been playing a decisive role in national politics since the eruption of the 2011 uprisings. The Supreme Council of Armed ...
military, democracy, , Egypt
Journal Article | Jan 2020
This article examines the rise and fall of the “Assir movement,” a neo-Salafist campaign led by a charismatic local sheikh who, after years ...
contentious politics, Lebanon, pathways, Salafism, social movements, , urban ecology, Lebanon
"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow": The Arab Spring and its effect in sub-Saharan Africa
CMI Brief | Aug 2011
In the spring of 2011, dramatic political changes and events took place in the Arab World. The Arab Spring was comprised of popular uprisings and ...
Sub-Saharan Africa, Malawi
Project | Dec 2013 - Dec 2017
The University of Bergen and CMI have a long history of cooperation with research institutions in Sudan, primarily the University of Khartoum and Ahfad ...
Sudan, South Sudan
Prosecutions, Politics and Transitions How criminal justice in the Arab Spring is shaping transitional justice
Event | 6 May 2014
This panel will address the question of the prosecution of political leaders in the Arab region, with a focus on four countries whose leaders were ousted during the Arab Spring uprisings: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen.