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5 Sudanese Muslim Activists You Need to Follow

Sudan is a country that, unlike others in Africa, has seen many changes of power in the past five years.

From the insufferable 30-year rule of Omar Al-Bashir to overthrowing Ibn Auf in just two days, the Sudanese people have no fear in letting their voices be heard.

For the past two years, the Sovereignty Council, set up to please the military and civilians, ruled Sudan.

But on October 25th this year, the military, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, took control of the government in a military coup.

Despite being a major takeover, the situation in Sudan is still not making headlines, especially in the Western world.

Here are five Sudanese women to follow on social media that will keep you updated on the ongoing coup, as they also provide ways you can help raise awareness for our brothers and sisters in Sudan.

Tarteel Alimam

Tarteel is a Sudanese woman from Arizona, who is always speaking about injustices and crises, whether it be Palestine or Sudan. Originally from Omdurman, Tarteel posts regular infographics on social media to help Westerners learn what is not shown in mainstream media.

Over the past month, she organized several protests in solidarity with those in Sudan. Tarteel repeatedly calls for the help of those in the Western world to stop this humanitarian crisis from continuing.

She provides daily updates on her Instagram about the coup and its consequences for civilians.

Tabarak aka thegirlnred

Also from Arizona, Tabarak is a Sudanese blogger who is never scared to speak about activism and global crises. As she regularly references her Sudanese culture, when the coup started, Tabarak was once of the first to raise awareness.

In collaboration with other Sudanese-Americans, she organized protests around Arizona to stand in support of those in Sudan.

We must make sure that the message of the people reaches the world, despite the efforts to silence them.

Tabarak via instagram

Providing regular updates to her Instagram followers, Tabarak often draws parallels to the situation in Sudan two years ago.

Sara aka @bsonblast

As a Sudanese-American millennial, Sara has created several platforms for herself, ranging from Twitter to Podcasts.

With over 50k followers on Twitter, Sara’s page is now a popular source of information for anything to do with the military coup.

She provides daily breakdowns of the changes to Sudanese life, and the harsh acts the military are committing.

Sara also reports on protests that are taking place across Sudan and the response of the military, without sugarcoating it. She speaks openly about what the Sudanese people have had to endure over the past two weeks, at the hands of the military.

Reem Shawkat

A digital creator from America, Reem is a strong Sudanese Muslim activist for equality and civil rights in Sudan. Her Instagram and TikTok pages provide some of the best information there is about Sudan, stemming from the recent coup to mental health resources for Sudanese people.

The people do not want to be led by the military. The military is not for the people.

Reem via instagram

In the last month, Reem’s posts have become centered around the military coup and calling for the release of Prime Minister Hamdok. She frequently protests against military rule and believes the military cannot restore peace as they continue to choose violence.

Reem continues to advocate for democracy in Sudan without military influence, and a better life for the Sudanese people.

Yousra Elbagir

Yousra is a writer and reporter from London, who is of Sudanese ethnicity.

In the past two weeks, not only has she published articles and tweets to highlight the military’s aims with the coup, but she has also drawn light on the sadness for Sudanese people. Yousra mentions regularly that the Sudanese people are “back at it again” and that the coup has brought her people back to a state of anguish.

Our resistance is as old as our pain.

Yousra via instagram

As a reporter, she interviewed several people currently in Sudan to help portray the struggles they are going through to her followers — most of whom are from the West.

Yousra continues to frequently post helpful information regarding protests and fundraisers to help those on the ground in Sudan.

Despite not living in Sudan or being Sudanese, it is the responsibility of us living in the Western world to ensure the lives of our innocent brothers and sisters are not lost.

May Allah bless all those currently in Sudan and their families, and In Sha Allah may those in the wrong be held accountable for such cruel actions.