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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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‘Talking About Trees’ de Suhaib Gasmelbari sort aujourd’hui en France

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 évitant la censure du...

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...



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!

Eric Reeves

Reporting on #Covid in #Darfur has been disastrously inadequate: tests are not available to vast majority, IDP camps are not assessed, no contact tracing—and I received today from the ground in El Fasher area (including #Zamzam camp) reports of an extremely serious Covid outbreak pic.twitter.com/Uu9OxaTu7L

Radio Tamazuj

More than 20 trucks loaded with essential #food and nonfood items destined for #Yei River County in Central Equatoria are stranded and stuck on the Yei-Kaya road for the last several months. bit.ly/3jHwc8f pic.twitter.com/GsWzoGHHf3

n e l l  o k i e

“Some men change their party for the sake of their principles. Others change their principles for the sake of their party.” — Winston S. Churchill

n e l l  o k i e

Trump compared himself to my grandfather, but he's no Winston Churchill. I voted for Biden and today I'm joining Republicans and Independents for Biden. — Edwina Sandys usatoday.com/story/opinion/…

Radio Tamazuj

South Sudan People’s Defense #Force yesterday, Thursday buried the two #soldiers killed during clashes with the #Ugandan army, UPDF days ago. bit.ly/2HR7tS3 pic.twitter.com/XD3rAWMhE5

HART UK

Last week we brought you the sad news that the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Stepanakert had been evacuated. Here, director and founder Vardan, explains the importance of the Centre and his hopes for the future. See what he had to say, here: youtu.be/87kTxfZzk1g

Radio Miraya

A Zambian peacekeeper working with the UN Mission in South Sudan has been awarded the 2020 United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year. Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo currently serves as a Gender Adviser in Juba. @unmissmedia #SouthSudan #SSOT pic.twitter.com/jbG6gDHGNI

ود البيه

And republishing the cartoons during the #Mawlid2020 - celebrations of the Prophet’s birth celebrations- wasn’t smart but it shows no research is done before actions like this. Which is part of the issue as well.

ود البيه

من اجمل الاعمال الفنية في قطر twitter.com/alraya_n/statu…

ود البيه

The cartoons are used by arrogant politicians on all sides for political gain and by ignorant idiots, also from all sides, who kill innocent people even in the houses of the god they say they are killing in the name of #FranceTerrorAttack

Radio Miraya

The army is assuring border communities in Eastern Equatoria of maximum protection. SSPDF spokesperson, Maj. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang, says the recent confrontation in Magwi county that led to the death of two SSPDF servicemen, was an isolated incident. #SSOT @unmissmedia pic.twitter.com/MVVAopQCMH

Adhieu 🇸🇸 WAP = Women Against Patriarchy

This keeps happening and the government doesn’t say a thing 🥴 twitter.com/yai_adhuong/st…

Eye Radio

Gov’t urged to realize environmental audit plans bit.ly/2TBVR7H #SouthSudan

Eye Radio

Finance minister airlifted to Nairobi after collapsing in a meeting bit.ly/2HN77eU #SouthSudan

Social distancer 🤞🏿

حساب أخباري تافه و ما عنده موضوع و الجدل بخلقه نوعية حسابك دا. اي شي ممكن تلقاه حوالينك و لكن انت البتخلق الإهتمام بإدعاء أنه أمر غريب. زي حسابات المشاهير. تنتقدوا فيها و كل يوم نشوف عدد متابعينهم بزيدوا بالآلاف بسبب إهتمامكم ! twitter.com/sudan_tweet/st…


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