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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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News Digest Sudan: RSF in Nyala, Demonstrations for Justice, Cholera, Sudanese Relics,…

Published every Monday, and updated daily through the week, our News Digest Sudan is a selected compilation of recent stories on various topics to keep an eye on, from grassroots groups, major NGOs and international media sources around the world. Available in English and/or French. If you want to send a story idea or news tip, please use the form on this page. Chaque Lundi,...

News Digest Sudan: Floods, Oil Transit Fees, Cholera, Sudan/South Sudan Borders, Nile Dam Talks,…

Published every Monday, and updated daily through the week, our News Digest Sudan is a selected compilation of recent stories on various topics to keep an eye on, from grassroots groups, major NGOs and international media sources around the world. Available in English and/or French. If you want to send a story idea or news tip, please use the form on this page. Chaque Lundi,...

News Digest Sudan: UN, Ahmed Rabia, Abdallah Hambdok, Food Crisis, Toxic Mining, Solidarity March…

Published every Monday, and updated daily through the week, our News Digest Sudan is a selected compilation of recent stories on various topics to keep an eye on, from grassroots groups, major NGOs and international media sources around the world. Available in English and/or French. If you want to send a story idea or news tip, please use the form on this page. Chaque Lundi,...

Women in Sudan: ‘Tasqut bas!’, Sexism and Graffiti with Assil Diab

If you read the news round-up from our latest Newsletter, the situation in Sudan is getting tense as the people are peacefully rallying across the country for several months now, but it may not last. We are used to see men in the crowd but women are also taking their part in the protests. #MustRead @Radiodabanga: ‘Tasqut bas!’ The No to Women’s Oppression Initiative...

Orange Day: Rallies around the world, #NousToutes #JeMarcheLe24 in Paris

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 (women, men, children)...



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
AllAfrica
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

NubaReports
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

iACT
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

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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!

StillSUDAN

‘Hijacked by Marxists’ · LRB buff.ly/38ziYWD

Sisi Majok 🇸🇸

Presentations on challenges facing the African continent including political, security, economical etc. #WYF2019 pic.twitter.com/e9okjTSZZ7

HART UK

It's not too late to have your donation to HART matched by 10% by PayPal! For more info and to donate this Christmas, please follow the link: paypal.co.uk/giveback

StillSUDAN

صديق يوسف عن الحرية والتغيير يتهم وزير الزراعة بالتسبب في فشل الموسم الزراعي ويقول سيخاطب حمدوك مطالبا بإقالته #السودان buff.ly/2RLpxPW

Antony Loewenstein

The #warondrugs is destroying #Honduras, leading to apocalyptic levels of violence. I visit the country in my new @scribepub book, ‘Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs’, just released in the… instagram.com/p/B5-ABJQgaPE/…

Radio Miraya

Discussions between President Salva Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar have been postponed to tomorrow. A senior member of the SPLM-IO, Puot Kang Chol confirmed, but did not give reasons for the adjournment of the meeting with security mechanisms @unmissmedia #SouthSudan pic.twitter.com/sjszE72r68

Mading Ngor

Have you heard of Freedom Hall scam? Some desperate young man --recently fired from J1-- made a pack in the name of Pres. Salva Kiir for his company to be the ONLY one to cover weddings within the hall to ensure President's security? Corruption has no limits in #SouthSudan pic.twitter.com/CSrHrG8eLr

Voices of Sudan

The INDCs targeted to achieve forest coverage equivalent to 25% Sudan area by 2030, which is achievable, and pursue zero waste concept (rational?🤷‍♂) Fact:Landfill sites produce methane, which has a global warming potential of 34 times CO2 in a time frame of 100 years 👇 pic.twitter.com/7eqwPmwYDl

Voices of Sudan

...considering the vulnerability of our communities, the fact that more than half of our electricity production is already a low-carbon one, and that Sudan is an LDC, the attention should have been directed more towards adaptation. 👇

Voices of Sudan

Although Sudan is not obliged to the mitigation of the emissions, the INDCs stated that by 2030 the electricity from renewables would make 20% of the production. This can be good to pursue sustainable development, BUT...👇 pic.twitter.com/GxIDpuShem

Voices of Sudan

Also, the manipulations for political gains and the adulation to the international community have had their influence. The mitigation effortsforts stated in the INDC have targeted 3 sectors: energy, forestry, and waste.👇

Voices of Sudan

Sudan has ratified the agreement and submitted the INDCs in 2015.The institutional miscommunication among the policymakers and lack of transparency in the years of the ousted regime affected the efforts of the professionals who prepared the document.👇

Voices of Sudan

The agreement required each party to submit Intended Nationally Determined Contributions(INDCs) to reach its goals via two approaches:1-Mitigation:reduce GHG emissions. 2-Adaptation: moderate or avoid the climate change damage To my knowledge,Sudan hasn't taken post INDCs steps👇

Voices of Sudan

#Sudan #ClimateAction COP stands for Conference of the Parties, linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate, holds a yearly meeting.COP21 resulted in the renowned Paris Agreement that sets a goal to keep world temp. to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels👇

Radio Miraya

Sudanese parties attending peace talks in Juba have constituted a committee to scrutinize a “Secular State” proposal put forward by the SPLM-North faction. @unmissmedia #SouthSudan pic.twitter.com/6DursUiLLv


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