SudanUprising Germany is a non-registered collective and political platform that was founded by Sudanese and Sudanese-German activists in Germany at the beginning of the Sudanese revolution of 2018-2019.
In December 2018, a mass movement in Sudan, led on the streets by women and youth, embraced the slogan “freedom, peace and justice”. In April 2019, the thirty-year Islamist-military regime of Omar al-Bashir fell. Sudanese activists in Berlin founded SudanUprising Germany to support the revolution in and from Germany. The group held protests and information sessions, networked, spoke to the media and fought to bring public attention to the “Khartoum Process”- an E.U. agreement (led by Germany) to cooperate with the al-Bashir regime in order to end “illegal immigration” to Europe. In June 2019, weeks after the brutal massacre on June 3rd of peaceful protestors at protest camps around Sudan, the German Federal Foreign Office invited the “Friends of Sudan” governments, some of which were actively undermining the revolution, to a meeting in Berlin. We protested the exclusion of Sudanese voices from this discussion by holding a 2-day sit-in in front of the Auswärtiges Amt (German Federal Foreign Office).
For us at SudanUprising Germany, an anti-colonialism is the heart of our activism, as we realize that so much of the marginalization of groups within our countries, and of the Global South, is a product of the colonial legacy and the colonial domination of Africa and beyond. As such, we are always in conversation with other activists from social movements in Berlin, both from Germany and from around the world.
We have forged ties of mutual support and solidarity with many collectives and groups in Berlin/Brandenburg, including the Anticolonial Alliance in Berlin, the AG Trostfrauen* (The Comfort Women), the Alliance of MENA Socialists, the Alliance of Internationalist Feminists, Black Lives Matter-Berlin and SudanClub. Activists affiliated to the platform have taken part in conversations in different parts of Germany, Sudan and Austria on topics from revolution and counterrevolution, migration, feminism, socialism, internationalism, and on the continued need for decolonization, solidarity and defense of the revolution in Sudan and revolutionary movements around the region and the world over. We have a strong feminist orientation in the platform, and have also supported the founding of the refugee self-organized group Sudanesischer Flüchtlingsverband - Brandenburg Berlin.