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Sudan’s revolution that precipitated the overthrow of Omar el Bashir last year was led by women. Since his deposal women have been relegated from the center of power but still the struggle for a truly free Sudan continues and women remain at the forefront of the struggle against a powerful ossified deep state determined to hold on to power and supported by wealthy patrons in the Gulf.

The Elephant in conversation with Reem Abbas, a freelance journalist with several years of experience in the field of communications and advocacy for Sudanese civil society groups and organizations. She is the winner of the 2011 Blogher award for her work on human rights and current affairs in Sudan.