UK arms exports to Sudan

Sudan: Country Overview Sudan, officially the Republic of Sudan, is a predominantly Islamic country sharing borders with six other nation states. Egypt lays to the North, Libya to the North West, Central African Republic to the South West, Chad to the West, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the East, and South Sudan to the South, which […]

Explosive violence: January 2015

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) records incidents of explosive violence as they occur around the world. Since 1 October 2010 AOAV has used English-language media sources to capture information on attacks, including on the number of casualties and the weapon type used. January saw more than 3,000 reported casualties of explosive violence, 71% of whom […]

Sudan: Parachute bombs mark a new threat to civilians

The Sudanese Air Force has begun to drop powerful parachute-retarded bombs among its own civilian population, activists report. Civilians living in the Nuba Mountains in the central state of South Kordofan have come under periodic bombardment in recent years as the government carries out a campaign of aerial attacks against rebels in the province. Reports […]

Power to the people: How technology is opening up the reporting of armed violence

Advances in technology mean that there are now more ways than ever for people to report or identify acts of violence. More data means better information and hopefully better-designed interventions. These technologies are no longer the preserve of rich and powerful governments. Now anyone with an internet connection or a smart phone can contribute. If […]

A Picture of Violence

Data and information on armed violence are increasingly being presented in a range of visually striking and engaging ways. But are these visualisation programmes just glossy and insubstantial toys or do they offer something more? The Mapping Arms Data Visualization App was developed by the Peace Research Institute Oslo and the Igarapé Institute.  Based on […]

Top 100: The most influential journalists covering armed violence

From besieged cities in Syria to American street-corners, and countless other places in between, armed violence continues to take the lives of hundreds of thousands of people a year. It fundamentally reshapes the world we live in. Yet for a vast number of people, violence and conflict are abstractions far removed from their daily realities. […]

In focus: Maximo Halty, Chief Technical Advisor of the UNDP Crisis and Risk Mapping and Analysis, Sudan

Maximo Halty, Chief Technical Advisor of the UNDP’s Crisis and Risk Mapping and Analysis (CRMA) in Sudan explains the project’s approach of collaborating with all UN agencies, NGOs and national bodies to identify, geo-reference, digitise and consolidate existing  information relevant for recovery and development activities. AOAV: What is the UNDP Crisis and Risk Mapping and Analysis […]

Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson is Istanbul bureau chief for the Christian Science Monitor, and covers the Middle East from Istanbul, Turkey. Peterson joined The Monitor in 1996 as the Moscow bureau chief, during which time he covered events from Algiers to Beirut to Tehran, as well as Russia and Central Asia. In 1999, he travelled with the […]

Ramita Navai

Ramita Navai is a British-Iranian journalist and a reporter for Channel 4’s foreign affairs series Unreported World. Navai worked as the Tehran correspondent for The Times from 2003 to 2006, and covered events such as parliamentary and presidential elections, human rights cases and the escalating nuclear crisis. She has reported from Afghanistan in 2005 investigating […]

Paul Wood

Paul Wood is the World Affairs correspondent for the BBC. He was previously the defense and Middle East correspondent for the channel. Wood has covered violence and conflict in former Yugoslavia, Libya, Sudan and Darfur. Most recently he has been reporting on the conflict in Syria from inside Homs. In 2004 his Iraq coverage won both the television prize […]

Nima Elbagir

Nima Elbagir is an award-winning Sudanese foreign correspondent for CNN. She began her career working for Reuters in 2002, where she was one of the first journalists to give inside reports on the conflict in Darfur. She then worked for Channel 4, where she freelanced from Kabul and reported for the ‘Unreported World’ documentary series. […]

Nadezhda Kevorkova

Nadezhda Kevorkova is a war correspondent for Russia Today. She has covered the Arab Spring, military and religious conflicts, and the anti-globalisation movement. Her work as a reporter has taken her to Egypt, Sudan, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Azerbaijan, among others. She covered the ‘Gaza Freedom Flotilla’ in 2008, 2010 and […]