Welcome to the official SDFG site

Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) was established by a number of Sudanese Civil Society Leaders, Activists and Academics in 2010 in Khartoum. The establishment of SDFG was particularly spurred by the failure to democratic transformation in Sudan that become acutely apparent during the April 2010 national elections, as part of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. With growing instability, caused by reoccurrence of conflict, lack of justice and accountability, and increasing exclusion and marginali...
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SPLM-N Releasing Prisoners of War, Creates A new Opportunity For Peace in Sudan

On 5th of March 2017, the Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) released 125 Prisoners of War (PoW) affiliated to the Sudanese government forces and militias. This operation came to be known as the Goodwill Operation. The initiative was accomplished through an effective facilitation by the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. The transfer of the released PoWs from the SPLM-N controlled areas to South Sudan, then Uganda and lastly to Khartoum, was carried out under supervision of the Inte...
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Can a peaceful political process in Sudan be revitalized through the AUHIP? Challenges and Opportunities

Sudan Democracy First Group Can a peaceful political process in Sudan be revitalized through the AUHIP? Challenges and Opportunities 17 February 2017 The African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP) headed by the South African President Thabu Mbeki, reinstated its efforts in dealing with Sudan’s multiple crises following a six-month gap from direct meetings.  The AUHIP chief announced earlier this month, plans to visit Khartoum in February of this year which was preceded by meetings a...
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Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War

Throughout its rule, the National Congress Party (NCP) established an infamous reputation of relying heavily on militias outside of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), in managing its multiple wars in Darfur, Blue Nile, and South Kordofan/ Nuba Mountains. The regime bases their recruitment strategies on the politicizing of ethnic relations and the manipulations of tribal affiliations, as well as offering financial temptations to new recruits. The reliance on these militias increased steadily within re...
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The convening of the Sudanese Civil Society Initiative (CSI) General Assembly is a step in the right direction

The convening of the Sudanese Civil Society Initiative (CSI) General Assembly is a step in the right direction Dr. Amin Maki Madani; President of the CSI and a member of the Board of Directors of SDFG Date: 14 January 2016 Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) congratulates the Sudanese Civil Society Initiative (CSI) on convening its first General Assembly and the election of its new Executive Committee on 3 January 2017. SDFG extends congratulations to the members of the Executive Committee...
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