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A Short History of Sudan

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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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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)...

The Heart of Nuba: Oscar Nominations, New Screenings and Donation Cards

We are proud to be a partner of The Heart of Nuba (visit our page dedicated to the movie here) and we regularly keep you updated with their latest news and actions as we know many of you are interested in the work of Dr Tom Catena and support him. In their November 2018 Bulletin, The Heart of Nuba provides great news on the film and social impact campaign. Last month they...

The Future of Darfur: ‘RSF brutal, rapacious character will not change’ (Eric Reeves)

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 UN peacekeeping and...

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...

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

Visit our page dedicated to the film

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!

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Mayor of Valcea Romania.Mircia Gutau.: ((A ASK ONLY TO LOVE ME)) - Sign the Petition! via @Change

ثقافة سودانية

"I am a simple man, but the religious consider me a degenerate while the dissolute think me religious." ~ Sudanese writer #Tayeb_Salih #SudaneseCulture

Wasil Ali - واصل علي

"المبلغ الذي عثر عليه بحوزة الرئيس المعزول جاء كمنحة وهو في إطار التعاون بين الرؤساء، وأن الرئيس المعزول تصرف فيه ولم يأخذ منه دولاراً واحداً واعتبر المال موضوع البلاغ لا يسوى أن يكون محل اتهام بالنظر لمسؤوليات البشير الكثيرة" ههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههه…

Wasil Ali - واصل علي

البشير الكبيرة وأن المبلغ تم الصرف منه في أوجه ضرورية متعلقة بالأمن القومي."

Wasil Ali - واصل علي

"وقال محمد الحسن الأمين عضو هيئة الدفاع في تصريحات لقناة العربية أن المبلغ الذي عثر عليه بحوزة الرئيس المعزول جاء كمنحة وهو في إطار التعاون بين الرؤساء، وأن الرئيس المعزول تصرف فيه ولم يأخذ منه دولاراً واحداً واعتبر المال موضوع البلاغ لا يسوى أن يكون محل اتهام بالنظر لمسؤوليات..

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Santa Anita Park : Stop Killing Racehorses - Sign the #Petition! via @Change

ثقافة سودانية

Head of a Kushite Ruler, ca. 716-702 B.C.E. Green schist, 2 3/4 x 2 1/16 x 2 9/16 in. (7 x 5.3 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum. #SudaneseCulture #ثقافة_سودانية

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Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present illustrated by Maurice Sendak, 1962, this is the first Trophy edition 1977 ~ available @lagunavintagebooks ✨— @LagunaVintage on #Instagram

Darfur Women Action Group

Let's begin the #countdown to our #WomenAndGenocide Symposium! Only 63 days to go until our 8th International Symposium on Women & Genocide in the 21st Century: The Case of Darfur! Register before Oct. 26th for reduced early-bird rates:…

Girifna قرفنا

لجان مقاومة الدوحة حملة رسم جداريات الشهداء الشهيد حنفي عبدالشكور المكان ودالبشير #نقاوم_لانساوم

Sudanese Translators for Change STC

Sudan's new leader an experienced economist who promises reform… via @TheNationalUAE

Sudan Youth السودان

و الواحد لافي بلاحظ أنه في مليون مكتب حكومي مأجرين من القطاع الخاص و قدامهم كمية من العربات وما مفهوم دورهم و اهميتهم شنو، كلها مكاتب قامت في العهد البائس عشان تكفي أعضاء الحزب الحاكم. الحاجة دي مفروض من بكرة تتحصر بورقة و قلم و أي شي ما منه فايده يتقفل.

Yousif Elmahdi

Thanks for the many replies. Seems he did not commit to anything, either way. On (a) he was suggesting a managed/partial as opposed to full float, and on (b) he said decision would be based on citizen feedback. Fact many interpreted this differently means he politicks well 😂…

Yousif Elmahdi

$10bn in external support would not even come close to covering this. And ironically, if he wants it in budget support and from IFIs, then it would highly likely involve policy-based financing i.e. subsidies’ removal would likely be a key financing benchmark.

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