Episode 77 – Darfur Roots with Rebecca Hamilton and Tajedin Abdallah Adam

In April fighting erupted in Sudan’s capital Khartoum between the army and the paramilitaries. Civilians have been caught in between. Many foreigners have been evacuated and thousands are on the move to escape the conflict.

On the podcast, we have covered Sudan in the context of the referral of Darfur to the International Criminal Court way back in 2005. Now there’s a case in The Hague, that of Abad al Rahman, known as Ali Kushyab. You can check the details here.

To understand what is happening now and what the Darfur roots are of the current fighting, we turned to two great experts. Rebecca Hamilton is a law professor at the American University in Washington DC. Tajedin Abdalla Adam is a Darfuri analyst who has experience of war crimes cases.  They helped with answering all our basic questions.

No books beyond Rebecca’s own 10-year-old Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide were recommended. But she did also provide us with a list of potential twitter handles to follow, to get up-to-date information on what is happening now: @qoga12; @YousraElbagir; @baldozer09; @matnashed; @JamilaElGizuli; @yassmin_a; @BSonblast; @ReemWrites; @dalliasd


This podcast has been produced as part of a partnership with JusticeInfo.net, an independent website in French and English covering justice initiatives in countries dealing with serious violence. It is a media outlet of Fondation Hirondelle, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.