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A Short History of Sudan

On this page, you will find content we have found to contain useful, revelant and interesting information: news, links, books and Twitter accounts. If you think an important resource is missing, please let us know.

Sudan is home to the Meroe pyramids, ancient structure up to 4,600 years old. There are more pyramids in Sudan (about 200) than there are in the whole of Egypt. Sudan became independent in 1956, and the country was the largest African country prior to the secession of the south in 2011. On 30 June 1989, Colonel Omar al-Bashir led a 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. Since then the economic and humanitarian situations have deteriorated, human rights violations and restrictions of freedom of expression have also increased.

Latest News about Sudan / South Sudan on the MagkaSama Project

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The International Community and Khartoum’s ‘Final Solution’ in Darfur

Sudan expert Eric Reeves has been writing about Sudan and Darfur for almost two decades. Working full-time as a Sudan researcher and analyst, Reeves has also testified several times before the Congress. When the MagkaSama Project was created in 2003 (read more here) to alert to the unfolding genocide in Darfur, Reeves was already calling the conflict a genocide. We continue to...

The Heart of Nuba Film Screening on October 20, 2018 in Washington DC

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, information was...

The Discrimination Against Sudanese Students from Darfur in Sudanese Universities (Report)

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 Sudanese Universities. New...

Evan Atar Adaha, chirurgien au Soudan du Sud, lauréat du prix Nansen 2018

Nous célébrons régulièrement l’engagement d’hommes et de femmes, médecins d’exception, qui mettent leurs compétences au service des populations les plus démunies. Certains travaillent dans des conditions particulièrement difficiles et ils sauvent quotidiennement des vies au risque de la leur. C’est le cas du Dr Tom Catena à l’Hôpital...

Act for Sudan: ‘The United States must expel Mohammed Atta al-Moula’

Last month, Act for Sudan sent a letter to Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, to express their concern over the acceptance in the United States of Sudan’s former Director of National Intelligence and Security Service (2009-2018), Mohammed Atta al-Moula as the new Charge d’Affaires at the Sudan Embassy in Washington, DC. Excerpt from this letter: For an Administration...

More News related to Sudan / Darfur / Nuba Mountains and South Sudan

Selected Internet resources about Sudan news:

Radio Dabanga
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Eric Reeves
Altaghyeer NewsPaper
Nuba Reports
Sudan Tribune
Radio Tamuj
African Arguments
RFI Sudan

In Focus

Remarkable people in Sudan: Dr. Tom Catena.

Dr. Tom Catena, Mother of Mercy Hospital, Nuba Mountains - Sudan

Dr. Tom Catena, Mother of Mercy Hospital, Nuba Mountains - Sudan

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Dr. Tom Catena’s patients come to him from hundreds of miles away on foot, in carts, or often cradled in their mother’s arms. Welcome to the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, an area of the world so void of humanitarian and media attention that years of war go ignored, and cries for help go largely unheard. Here, this lone American surgeon tends with equal compassion to patients ranging from malnutrition and leprosy, to grave wounds inflicted by the indiscriminate bombings ordered by their own president, Omar al-Bashir. When a government can attack defenseless men, women and children with supersonic bombers, and it doesn’t make anyone’s newswire, something is terribly awry... More information here

Learn more about the Situation and the Conflicts in Sudan / South Sudan

Video to watch and share, organizations and campaigns to support.

Six Years of War in the Nuba Mountains

This week, on June 6 [2017], marks the sixth anniversary to the conflict in the Nuba Mountains. A ceasefire announcement in January has provided much-needed respite for the civilians in the conflict zones, but it is unclear whether this will continue past November. To commemorate the anniversary, Nuba Reports releases an overview film outlining some of the main issues affecting civilians vis-à-vis the conflict and hopes for the future...LEARN MORE

This is Darfur: Guisma's Story

Guisma’s eyes have seen what no child should ever see. Her home was destroyed. Brothers and sisters died. Most of her life lived as a refugee, with little hope for a safe and nurturing future — but Guisma still smiles. Guisma is Darfur, bombed and oppressed — but still beautiful and resilient. You have the opportunity to participate in creating a better future for her and all of Darfur. Peace, Protection, and Justice for Guisma and all innocent civilians in Darfur is the goal... LEARN MORE

Messages for Sudan / South Sudan

You can share your experience or show your support by sending a Message. View more on this page.

Book recommendations

List of books from our previous reading groups, suggested by our Members and/or submitted by readers of the MagkaSama Project. We welcome your suggestions (here) for books to be added to this list!

Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide By Rebecca Hamilton
What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng By Dave Eggers
The Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of the Refugee Experience By Mark Bixler
The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes By John Prendergast and Don Cheadle
The Black Nile: One Man's Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World's Longest River By Dan Morrison
The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur By Brian Steidle
Sudan By Art Ayris and Ninie Hammon
Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond By John Prendergast and Don Cheadle

Sudan / South Sudan

We created a Twitter List: En Route to Sudan / South Sudan. We added many Twitter accounts from the Sudanese and South Sudanese civil society groups, organizations working in Sudan and/or South Sudan, as well as other organizations abroad, and campaigns to support. We invite you to follow them to learn more about Sudan and South Sudan!

Radio Miraya

Human Rights Lawyer calls for Urgent Reforms in South Sudan's Juvenile Justice System… via @audioBoom


Sudan lost a great friend in Dr. Marie Besancon who spearheaded the Homes For Sudan Project. Dr. Besancon also worked prolifically with Khartoum Uni on various projects. She died in a car accident in Indiana, US. May she Rest In Peace (copied fm my sis)…

Wasil Ali

Is Mbeki still getting paid a salary for his failed role ?…

Denis Dumo

Thabo Mbeki, the former president of South Africa and chief mediator of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) for #Sudan, has briefed South Sudan President Salva Kiir on the peace process in Sudan @RadioTamazuj

Wasil Ali

حسي لو كان قال السودانيين احسن ناس كان لقيت وصلة غزل سودانية في الردود.…

Osman Naway Post

نعي أليم بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم بسم الله وبسم الوطن "نبلونكم بشيء من الخوف والجوع ونقص من الأموال والأنفس والثمرات وبشر الصابرين." صدق الله العظيم. "لله ما أعطى وله ما أخذ". بارك الله في اسم الرب. بقلوب...…

Sudan Tribune

South Sudan’s Kiir, AUHIP’ Mbeki agree to join hands for peace in Sudan…

DemocracyFirst Group

المجموعة السودانية للديمقراطية اولا المبادرة السودانية لمواجهة التطرف جولة جديدة لافتراءات التكفير…

التغيير الالكترونية

وتتوجه صحيفة “التغيير الإلكترونية” بالتهنئة الحارة لأمل هباني وتتمنى لها مزيدا من التقدم في مسيرتها الصحفية. #السودان

ود البيه

Israelis are using boycotting strategy after they criminalized activist using it against them. The irony #BDS forever…

Antony Loewenstein

TRT World interview on media coverage of Israel/Palestine…

Antony Loewenstein

Speech at Palestine Addressing the World conference in Istanbul, Turkey…

Radio Miraya

#AUDIO: Just in case you did not listen to the live broadcast of the Press Conference by David Shearer, Head of UNMISS in Juba, you can can listen to the full audio here:… @igadsecretariat @JMECsouthsudan @CTSAMM_SSudan @UNPeacekeeping @RatomirPetrovic

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