The MagkaSama Project
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Our Mission


From the Newsletter Max Dana started in 2003 to draw attention and alert to the unfolding genocide in Darfur (Sudan) to the “60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary” Initiative in 2008, the MagkaSama Project's mission is to mobilize individuals and communities to push forward Human Rights issues and to promote Global Awareness. Learn more about us

Collect and Share Information

We gather information and cross sources to provide the most accurate and verified news and reports to effectively engage supporters

Inform and Connect

We share information with our contacts, partner organizations and activists to set up discussions and campaign awareness

Mobilize People Globally

Our goal is to mobilize individuals and communities to support causes and take action together for effectiveness




Activities & Events


Actions and Petitions, Events and Online Discussions we organize and/or support.
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Since 2008, we have participated in Breaking The Silence: Congo Week, and many of you joined us in 2013 when we organized events and discussions during this special week. The purpose of Congo Week is to raise global consciousness about the situation in the Congo and advocate for peace, justice and human dignity in partnership with the Congolese people. For... READ MORE
For several years now, and more importantly since 2016 when we organized in Paris the first screening in France of the movie The Heart of Nuba, we have been supporting the fantastic, brave work of Dr. Tom Catena in the Nuba Mountains, in Sudan. In 2003 when the MagkaSama Project was founded to draw attention and alert to the unfolding genocide in Darfur,... READ MORE
Climate change and global warming are a reality, we can hardly deny it. The world is indeed getting warmer and human activity is largely responsible. It means extreme weather events could become the new normal, with an increasing number of persons displaced by natural disasters. Environmental problems include climate change, global warming, air pollution,... READ MORE



Interviews


Our questions to Organizations, Committed people, Experts to learn more about what they do and what they have to say.
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Interview Series: Sudan – Part 1: Interview with Jérôme Tubiana

'Le chercheur Alex de Waal, qui a évoqué un génocide dans les monts Nuba lors du premier conflit dans cette zone dans les années 1980, a ensuite évoqué, au début du conflit du Darfour en 2003-2004, un...'

Interview Series: Sudan – Part 2: Interview with Radio Dabanga

'As of 15 November 2008, Radio Dabanga came on air: an exiled radio station by Sudanese, for Sudanese. Since 1 December 2008, the station aired news and information broadcasts. It currently broadcasts one hour...'

Interview Series: Sudan – Part 3: Interview with Esther Sprague (Sudan Unlimited)

'It is hard for the Sudanese that I talk with to understand these polices of Europe and the U.S. In the past, both have been strong allies of the people of Sudan in their efforts to secure freedom, equal...'

Interview Series: Sudan – Part 4: Jacky Mamou (Collectif Urgence Darfour)

'Le Darfour n'est plus au centre de l'actualité depuis longtemps. D’abord parce que la guerre a baissé d'intensité et si les exactions contre les populations continuent, elles sont moins nombreuses et...'



Recent Stories


Stories, important events, save the date and other news by the MagkaSama Team.
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Since 2008, we have participated in Breaking The Silence: Congo Week, and many of you joined us in 2013 when we organized events and discussions during this special week. The purpose of Congo Week is to raise global consciousness about the situation in the Congo and advocate for peace, justice and human dignity in partnership... READ MORE



Must-read


Important Stories and Reports that we think deserve your attention.
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We support Tunisia and its people, you can read our news and articles on our dedicate page to the country: En Route To Tunisia. Since the popular uprising in Tunisia in 2011 (it strarted on December 2010) that protested against corruption, poverty, and political, tunisians overcame heavy censorship and police repression, and ousted president Zine El... READ MORE
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As you know very well now, the life of Darfuri is very difficult in Darfur but it is also outside of the war-torned region. Radio Dabanga published a report by Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) exposing discrimination against Darfuri students at Sudan universities: Tales of the Tombstones: The Discrimination Against Sudanese Students from Darfur in... READ MORE
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Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations – is a leading think tank and academy on international affairs which aims to contribute to a secure, sustainable and just world. Earlier this month they published an online report on the effects of EU migration policies and the externalisation of EU border control on Saharan... READ MORE



En Route To...


Selected resources and information on 4 countries we focus on: Sudan / South Sudan, Congo (DRC), Haiti and Tunisia.
History, News round-up, Organizations, Video, Book recommendations and Tweets.
On 30 June 1989, Colonel Omar al-Bashir led a bloodless military coup and later became a one-party state. In February 2003, the war in Darfur (a region in western Sudan) started and the Government of Sudan carried out genocide against Darfur civilians: 480,000 people have been killed, and over 2.6 million people are displaced...
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In 1960 the Belgian Congo gains its independence and becomes the Republic of the Congo, the second-largest country in Africa. The country has the world’s largest reserves of cobalt and diamonds, and significant quantities of gold, copper, tungsten, tin... But slavery and decades of corruption have turned it into one of the poorest...
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Haiti is very rich in history, and was the first Black country to win its independence. It's the second largest island in the Greater Antilles and shares the Caribbean archipelago with the Dominican Republic. In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on the island and the Spanish occupation of Haiti went from 1492 to 1625...
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Inhabited by Berber tribes, Phoenicians founded Carthage in the 9th century BC. A century later the Arab Muslim conquest occurred in the region, and the first Ottoman conquest of Tunis took place in 1534. It was later a French protectorate from 1881 until independence in 1956. Leader of the independence movement...
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Opinions


Editorials and Op-Eds from Guests and Contributors of the MagkaSama Project.
We welcome quality commentaries and articles through an open submission here.
Les 11 et 12 octobre 2018 s’est déroulé le XVIIe Sommet de la Francophonie à Erevan en Arménie. Pendant deux jours, les Chefs d’État et de gouvernement francophones ont débattu des grands enjeux mondiaux et de la contribution de la Francophonie pour y répondre, notamment autour de la question du Vivre ensemble qui constituait la thématique... READ MORE
Nous suivons de près la situation des migrants qui arrivent en Europe, et plus particulièrement en France (voir nos articles ici). Vous avez d’ailleurs pu lire notre article publié hier en anglais sur les témoignages de migrants soudanais : Sudanese refugees: From Darfur to Germany, through corruption and human trafficking. Alors que le mois... READ MORE
Nous vous parlons régulièrement de la Tunisie, vous pouvez retrouver nos articles ici et suivre l’actualité Tunisienne (news, presse, Twitter…) sur notre page dédiée En Route to Tunisia. Par exemple au mois de juin nous vous présentions le Festival International de Poésie de Sidi Bou Saïd, en juillet il y avait plusieurs rendez-vous... READ MORE



Recent Video


Video from News we recently posted.
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Featured


Extraordinary people, saving lives around the world!
Dr. Tom Catena

Dr. Tom Catena
Nuba Mountains - Sudan

The Nuba people are under siege, enduring daily bombings, trauma and infectious disease. Dr. Tom Catena is their only doctor. He is the surgeon, ob-gyn, and pediatrician for a million people living in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, and he works seven days a week with limited resources in the middle of a war zone. Director Kenneth A. Carlson's film 'The Heart of Nuba' (2016) covers the work of Dr. Tom Catena.
More info about Dr. Tom Catena

Visit our page dedicated to the film | Visiter la page en françaisEn français

Visit The Heart of Nuba (Movie) Website

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Become a fundraiser for Dr. Tom!

Dr. Denis Mukwege

Dr. Denis Mukwege
Panzi Hospital - Congo (DRC)

Dr. Denis Mukwege is a world-renowned gynecological surgeon, founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu. He has earned several international prizes: United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights (2008), the Right Livelihood Award (2013) and the Sakharov Prize (2014). The documentary 'The man who mends women - The wrath of Hippocrates' (2015) profiles his incredible work.
More info about Dr. Denis Mukwege

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What People Say


We give a voice to our Members, readers and everyone who wants to share a message on a specific topic, news or event.
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Twitter Roundup


Tweets on Human Rights, World News, Calls to Action. Curated by the MagkaSama Team
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