Ed note. Today is a big day of protests in Sudan — the so-called Elbow Licking Protests, (hashtag #ElbowLickingFriday). Tomorrow is the 23rd anniversary of the military coup that brought Omar al Bashir to power, which is expected to be greeted with even more protests and perhaps a general strike.
Carol wrote this excellent post three days ago that a lot of you have found very useful. I though it would be useful to repost, considering the events of today and tomorrow — Mark
There are a lot of really great Sudanese people on Twitter that are tweeting about #SudanRevolts right now, and the following list is far from exhaustive. I know there are many excellent accounts I’m leaving out. (Feel free to suggest more in the comments section.)
However, these are some accounts that I highly recommend following to keep up with what’s going on, followed by their Twitter bios:
@JamilaElGizuli: “I’m Russo-Sudanese, a daughter/sister & a doctorate student of CP. All of us have a passionate devotion to tango.http://storify.com/jamilaelgizuli”
@SudanChangeNow: “A Sudanese political movement established in 2010 by different young activists working for peaceful democratic change of the dictatorship in Sudan.”
@kumboya: “average sudanese, beginner writer, dreaming of new and better sudan, if u gona judge me dnt follow me”
There is much concern for missing activists, such as @simsimt, @BoshiAlim, and others. Egyptian journalist @S_Elwardany has just been deported from Sudan for refusing to stop covering the protests. @JamesCopnall of the BBC (tweeting in personal capacity) has been covering the story consistently.
For those interested in more, I have curated a list on Twitter over the last year or so on all things Sudan.
Rodrigo Davies has set up a Storify of #SudanRevolts in pictures, here, and the Sudanese Twitterati has set up the #SudanRevolts blog.
@SudaneseThinker tweeted today that on Friday June 29, there will be a concerted effort to dedicate an hour of tweeting to #SudanRevolts, at 9 AM EST/4 PM Khartoum time.
And, of course, to catch it all, follow the #SudanRevolts hashtag.