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Earthquake in northern coast of Haiti: death toll rises to 17, 350 injured

As the country is still recovering from a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake in 2010 that killed more than 200,000 people and destroyed large parts of Port-au-Prince, another earthquake struck off the northern coast of Haiti last Saturday. The magnitude-5.9 quake was centered about 12...

Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad awarded 2018 Nobel Peace Prize!

On Friday, Nadia Murad and Congolese Dr Denis Mukwege were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for their “efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war“. We often mention the incredible work of Denis Mukwege at Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, he has been...

The City of Joy Documentary is now available on Netflix

Documentaries have a very important role and we think they have the power to change the world. They promote greater understanding of the major events and issues of our time, and they can educate ourselves about important issues and change our perspective. We frequently organize online...

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...

Oscars: Tunisia Selects ‘Beauty and the Dogs’ for Foreign-Language Category

On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Tunisia has submitted Beauty and the Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit), a French-Tunisian drama film written and directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, for the best foreign-language film Oscar. The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes...

South Sudan Peace Deal with armed opposition groups fails to address corruption at root of conflict

In June we posted a news about the peace deal signed in Khartoum: after almost five years of a deadly civil war, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar met in Khartoum. Read our news: Salva Kiir and Riek Machar strike peace deal in Khartoum....

Six Tunisian men awaiting trial in Italy for saving migrants

Six Tunisian men awaiting trial in Italy for saving migrants

Everyday, migrants risk their lives through the Mediterranean Sea, trying to reach the European coasts. In June we wrote about the rescue vessel Aquarius, the boat of Franco-German founded organisation SOS Méditerranée whose goal is to aid immigrants who attempt to cross the...

Elections présidentielles au Congo (RDC) : la candidature de Jean-Pierre Bemba invalidée

Elections présidentielles au Congo (RDC) : la candidature de Jean-Pierre Bemba invalidée

Comme nous vous en parlions dans notre News Digest de samedi dernier, les prochaines élections au Congo s’annoncent de plus en plus compliquées. L’article de RFI publié sur le site du Courrier International, revient sur l’annonce de la Cour constitutionnelle de la...

The MagkaSama Project Website: Interview Series: Sudan, Op-Ed Section and a New Homepage

The MagkaSama Project Website: Interview Series: Sudan, Op-Ed Section and a New Homepage

Summertime is over, we are very happy to be back, even though we have been active all July and August with our News Digests so you didn’t miss an important news even if you were on vacation. The month of August was a busy month, we started our Interview Series: Sudan, an ongoing...

News Digest (Sep. 01, 2018): Amin Mekki Madani dies, Ahmed Al-Dai Bushara Joudah, Peter Biar Ajak, Darfur United, Bobi Wine…

News Digest (Sep. 01, 2018): Amin Mekki Madani dies, Ahmed Al-Dai Bushara Joudah, Peter Biar Ajak, Darfur United, Bobi Wine…

This is our last Weekly News Digest, a selected compilation of recent stories we publish each Saturday during Summertime. Today: Sudanese human rights defender Dr Amin Mekki Madani has died; Darfur United Men’s Team in Los Angeles; El Jareeda and El Tayyar newspapers confiscated;...




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