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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 for more than fifteen years now, is to mobilize individuals and communities to push forward Human Rights issues and to promote Global Awareness. Learn more about us

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

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Stories, important events, save the date and other news by the MagkaSama Team.
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Activities & Events

Actions and Petitions, Events and Online Discussions we organize and/or support.
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Nous vous conseillons régulièrement des films à côté desquels il ne faut pas passer, et celui de Suhaib Gasmelbari en fait partie. Dans ‘Talking About Trees‘, le réalisateur Soudanais nous fait découvrir quatre cinéastes : Ibrahim, Suleiman, Manar et Altayeb qui sillonnent dans un van les routes du Soudan pour projeter des films en... READ MORE
Last week in this post (in French) we mentioned Orange Day, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the first day of the #16Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. Saturday we rallied in Paris and we met with members of the FIDH, Femen and other activists. It was a cold afternoon but it was crowded and many people... READ MORE
Dans une dizaine de jours nous lancerons notre Human Rights Week 2018 avec à l’honneur, les 10 ans de l’initiative ‘60 Signatures pour le 60ème Anniversaire de la Déclaration Universelle des Droits de l’homme‘ lancée par Max Dana, fondatrice du MagkaSama Project. Comme chaque année à partir du 05 décembre et... READ MORE


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...'


Important Stories and Reports that we think deserve your attention.
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As the United States and the European Union have been hard at work rebuilding ties with Sudan, the situation in Darfur is not getting any better, far from it. A year ago, we reported in this post an article by Sudan expert Eric Reeves about the failed UN/African Union “hybrid” Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) he called the greatest failure in the history of... READ MORE
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The 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) is now online and it covers ten years’ worth of data from 2008-2017 inclusive for 54 African countries. The report by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation reveals African governments have failed to translate economic growth into improved sustainable economic opportunity for their citizens. Economic growth in... READ MORE
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We regularly mention The Sentry on the MagkaSama Project, an initiative of the Enough Project and Not On Our Watch. As you know, we supported several of the Enough Project campaigns over the years on topics we focus on such as conflict minerals and human rights. The Sentry publishes news and reports on Sudan and South Sudan (we live-tweeted the press... 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...
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...
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...
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...


Editorials and Op-Eds from Guests and Contributors of the MagkaSama Project.
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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... READ MORE
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

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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.
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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.
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