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The Sudanese Elections: How to follow developments

Martha Heinemann Bixby posts over at Inside the Beltway & Outside the Ordinary:

Today marked the start of the Sudanese elections.  Voting is scheduled to run from April 11-13, with results expected to be announced on the 18th.

The BBC and Reuters have good run-downs of the complexities of these elections, including the logistical and political challenges surrounding them and a helpful Q&A.

To stay up-to-date on elections developments:

1) sign up for Save Darfur’s regular elections alerts at http://action.savedarfur.org/campaign/electionalerts

2) follow developments on Twitter – through our Twitter list on the elections or by following and using the hashtag #sudanelections [I’d also add in here my personal Twitter list on the elections: http://twitter.com/martha_jean/sudan-elections]

3) watch www.sudanvotemonitor.com, a project led by the Sudan Institute for Research and Policy (SIRP) , in collaboration with Sudanese Civil Society Organizations (CSO), and supported by eMoksha.org and Ushahidi.com (technical partners)

4) read the blogs & web publications: the Enough Project’s Enough Said, with updates from Maggie Fick in South Sudan; Sudan365 with news and events from around the world; the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies; The Sudan Tribune; Change.org’s Human Rights blog.

Photo of a campaign billboard for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir taken by Mark Lotwis for the Save Darfur Coalition.  More photos here.

Many thanks to Martha for this useful information. It will be very interesting to follow developments and observe the reactions of the international community.

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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