Sudan: ‘Tawila is military area, people may be targeted’: militia commander, North Darfur

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Source: Radio Dabanga

A commander of the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces has told people in Tawila locality, North Darfur, that it is a military area now and anyone present there will be a legitimate target for the paramilitary troops – including their money and livestock. On the other hand, the force claims it has returned stolen livestock to their rightful owners.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, Omda Mukhtar Bosh of the internally displaced camps in Tawila reported that a RSF commander presented his demands during a meeting with displaced people of Rwanda camp on Sunday.

“He said that East Jebel Marra now has become a theatre for military operations and that whoever is present there, all his money, property and livestock will be seized from them.”

The commander, Colonel Mohamed Hamdan Ahmed, heads a paramilitary force of about 100 armed Land Cruisers, allegedly on its way to fighting the armed movements…

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POACHERS IN SUDAN CREATE NEAR EXTINCTION

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What is it like to look at the very last of something? To contemplate the passing of a unique wonder that will soon vanish from the face of the earth? You are seeing it. Sudan is the last male northern white rhino on the planet. If he does not mate successfully soon with one of two female northern white rhinos at Ol Pejeta conservancy, there will be no more of their kind, male or female, born anywhere. And it seems a slim chance, as Sudan is getting old at 42 and breeding efforts have so far failed. Apart from these three animals there are only two other northern white rhinos in the world, both in zoos, both female.
It seems an image of human tenderness that Sudan is lovingly guarded by armed men who stand vigilantly and caringly with him. But of course it is an image of brutality. Even…

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Some Of Those Longest-Served African Presidents!!

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60 African University Deans/Principals to Converge in Khartoum on Higher Education

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African University Deans and Principals (60) of Agriculture and related faculties will come together 8-10 June, 2015 in Khartoum, Sudan for a three day retreat to discuss issues related to strengthening higher education, Science technology and innovation in Africa. A key issue to be discussed by the Academic heads will be how to enhance regional science partnerships to strengthen higher education. They will also discuss opportunities for responding to the upcoming Call for the World Bank IDA supported African Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE) Initiative.

The meeting is being organized under the auspices of the RUFORUM Network. The hosts are the Universities of Gezira and Kordofan in collaboration with the Government of Sudan. Both University of Gezira and Kordofan University are member universities of RUFORUM. This is the first Deans/ Principals meeting this year…

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Princess of North Sudan [BSonblast #6]

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“Over the winter, Emily and I were playing, and she has a fixation on princesses. She asked me, in all seriousness, if she’d be a real princess someday,” Mr Heaton said. “And I said she would.”

Last year, the story broke about a doting father who, for his daughter’s birthday, made her wish to become a “real life princess” come true – by scouring the earth for an “unclaimed” spot that he could gift his daughter. Luckily for him (and his princess), he found a piece of land called Bir Tawil on the border between Sudan and Egypt, planted a flag he made special for the occasion, and dubbed it: the Kingdom of North Sudan.

*everyone awws*

Well, not everyone. In the actual North Sudan, we were confused. Is this real? Did The Telegraph miss the satire in the newest Onion post? Trepidation ensued. But after Newsweek and Time ran…

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What fresh hell is this? ‘The Princess of North Sudan; more scary tale than fairy tale’

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by Samira Sawlani

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Between Sudan and Egypt lies Bir Tawil an area which is simply desert, rocks and mountain under the scorching sun. Both states neither claim nor desire Bir Tawil, preferring to focus upon their dispute over the nearby territory of Hala’ib which is situated by the Red Sea. As with many regions which more than one state lay claim to, the interest in Hala’ib and disinterest in Bir Tawil are a result of two different treaties drawn up by the British while they were getting their kicks out of colonialism.

Without delving too much into history, in 1899 the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium established a joint British-Egyptian rule over Sudan (in reality the British were running the show). Under this treaty a straight border between Sudan and Egypt was drawn however in 1902 the boundaries were amended by the British. The 1899 split places Bir Tawil in Sudan…

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A picture speaks a thousand words…

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Do we look at homeless people to make ourselves feel good about feeling bad? Do we not look at homeless people because if we acknowledge them, we feel responsible for helping them? Perhaps if we don’t catch eye contact, we can pretend their suffering doesn’t even exist.

A few years ago, I started photographing and engaging with homeless people I meet on the street in Australia and abroad. I have always found this genre of photography striking and had never considered the controversy that seems to be attached to photographing human suffering.

An example of one of my own photographs taken in India An example of one of my own photographs taken in India last year

Kevin Carter received endless criticism surrounding his infamous photograph of a vulture watching a young girl suffering. Carter grew up in South Africa during the apartheid and wanted to document the suffering he was witnessing. Carter’s career was based on human suffering, not in the…

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Twitter users slam Disney plans to make ‘Princess of North Sudan’ movie

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WATCH: Jeremiah Heaton explains how he proclaimed the Kingdom of North Sudan, made his daughter a princess and what he has planned for the desolate territory.

If it wasn’t controversial enough for an American businessman to walk up to a desolate swath of land in Africa, plant a flag and claim it as his kingdom, just imagine the reaction when word got out that Walt Disney Studios is planning to make a movie about it all.

Nestled between Egypt and Sudan, the tiny Kingdom of North Sudan has no citizens, no industry and is ruled by a young American Princess named Emily and her father, the self-proclaimed king.

Almost one year ago, Jeremiah Heaton — a farmer, mining industry executive and failed independent Congressional candidate — wanted to keep his promise to his then 7-year-old daughter (the aforementioned Emily) that she would someday be a princess.

So on June…

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Success Story from Sudan: Dr. Donald Hopkins’ Guinea Worm Disease Eradication Efforts

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Donald Hopkins was born in 1941 in Miami, Florida in the USA. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Morehouse College, a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University, and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago.

In 1980, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) near Atlanta, Georgia in the USA began a global Guinea worm disease eradication program. In 1984 Dr. Hopkins was made Deputy Director of the CDC and the CDC was designated as the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Collaborating Center for Research, Training, and Eradication of Dracunculiasis, or what is more commonly known as Guinea worm disease. In 1987, Dr. Hopkins retired from the CDC and took a position with the Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn that works partnership with Emory University to advance human…

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Al-Canadi

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The reason I choose this book, is that I really wanted to know how will a white Muslim be perceived in a African Muslim country. I wanted to know how will she be treated in England and Ethiopia when people find out she is a Muslim. How people look at her. Also the other reason I choose this book I wanted to know how close is it to my life when I travel to Sudan and people treat me differently even when I lived in Sudan for three years. In Sudan I am treated different since I wasn’t born there, they think that I am a “miskeen” kid and they pity on me when I am even grown up. They call me names like “Al-Canadi”(The Canadian) and “Ajnabi” (foreigner) and “miskeen” since I don’t know anything about living in Sudan.

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Interweaving past and modern life

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Work by Abdul Qader Bakheit on display at Dar Al Anda Art Gallery until May 27 (Photo courtesy of Dar Al Anda Art Gallery) Work by Abdul Qader Bakheit on display at Dar Al Anda Art Gallery until May 27 (Photo courtesy of Dar Al Anda Art Gallery)

AMMAN — Interweaving past with modern cultural aesthetics, Sudanese artist Abdul Qader Bakheit present the Nile River as “the source of all civilisations” in his exhibition “The Nile Breeze”.

“It is a geographical location that supports various cultures and traditions,” Bakheit told The Jordan Times.

The exhibition focuses on culture from that region and the woman, who according to Bakheit, “play an integral part of this world”.

“Most of my works include the presence of the female. The woman symbolises life; life without her is not complete, to me she represents stability,” Bakheit said.

To bring the essence of the Nile’s culture into his art, Bakheit used carpets as his canvas.

“Each year I try to use different mediums and this year I decided to integrate…

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Modern Day Colonialism?-Princess of North Sudan

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So some man, a white man at that, sticks his flag into African land, claims the land for his daughter, and Disney decides to make a movie about it. Does anyone else see the problem, excuse me multiple problems, in what I just said. Well, what I just described is actually happening. If you haven’t heard about this event, let me enlighten you. In 2014, a Virginia man, Jeremiah Heaton planted his flag in a piece of land between Egypt and Sudan and claimed it for himself and his family. I don’t know about you but this story is already starting to sound barbaric and colonial to me. As of right now, no one knows exactly who the land belongs to, but something tells me it doesn’t belong to Mr. Heaton. In addition, Heaton has been working with the United Nations to legally claim the land. Furthermore, Disney has taken…

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El Noor Islamic Complex – from Mohamed

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Kirr plagiarized Paul Kagame’s speeches in graduating student on monday: An abomination!

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Fact: Why the new graduates shouldn’t waste time in Juba

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Intellectual Source: South Sudanese Students’ Union in Uganda Turns a Family Entity

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The Container Debaucle

A Beautifully Wrecked Life

South Sudan is a tricky place. It’s a tricky place to live and an even trickier place to do construction. There’s no Lowe’s, no order on Monday and have everything delivered by Wednesday. There are hardware stores in the market in which their very limited variety of building supplies are ridiculously expensive because they’ve been transported all the way up from Uganda or all the way down from Sudan. The alternative to way overspending our budget is to purchase containers of supplies to be shipped up from either Kenya or Uganda. It’s about the only way to get everything you need for a project.

So that’s what we did to get our radio tower moved and our new radio studio built. EV ordered all of the necessary building materials–things like bags of cement, rolls of chainlink fence, meters and meters of wires, etc.–to be shipped on two containers from Nairobi to…

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‘Sometimes the only way to ever find yourself is to get completely lost.’ ~Kellie Elmore

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Only I will know the sacrifices I am making to be in this country. It feels real only to me. It is my reality. And so it should because this is my path. Alone. Nonetheless, I am on a journey…to somewhere.

The first few months of being in Juba were purely of exploration, getting to know as many people as I can, networking, honoring invitations..learning, absorbing….sponging. So much that I lost myself in it all. Sometimes one can get so busy physically that they forget to nurture the soul that connects them to the source of where they are. I wanted so badly to go to church but most weekends, I was just too busy doing one thing or the other. The funny thing about that is that I always had company but I have never felt more alone, in this strange land where nothing works, no one thinks the…

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The Dinka

The Journey Continues

The Dinka are a Nilotic ethnic group from South Sudan. They live from the tenth century on both sides of the Nile River and speak a language belonging to the Nilo-Saharan group. They are about three million and are divided into about 21 groups, each with its own legitimate leader.

Although farming has always been its main economic resource, there has never missed an important agricultural and fishing activity that allowed them to be self-sufficient in food. Their trade and light industry are increasingly gaining importance.

Photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have an experience of over 30 years recording ceremonies, rituals and daily life of African tribal peoples. His photographs reflect a long and deep relationship of respect for the customs and people of these tribes, especially those of the Dinka:

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Traditionally Dinka not wear many clothes, so it is normal for a grown man to go…

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A Dinka Boyhood? (Mysterious Photographs)

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I blew it this week. In writing this blog, I aspire to post something meaningful, well-crafted, and of great quality, preferably once per week. My inaugural post happened to enter the digital universe on a Monday, so Monday became the de facto “day I post new stuff.” This past week (and weekend) got away from me entirely. My post on an exceptionally interesting multicultural study of children got shuffled toward the back of the “to do” deck, and instead of rushing to put it up, I think I’ll wait and do it right and get it out next week. However, I didn’t feel right about not doing anything at all. I intend never to let this become a chore: if I can’t happily, willingly, excitedly come up with a new post each week, I’d rather opt for nothing at all than filler material. I thought I was entrenched firmly…

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Alice in the Heart of Darkness – South Sudan

Margot Kiser

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South Sudan, about the size of France, is located just northwest of Kenya South Sudan is about the size of France and located just northwest of Kenya

Last March, before leaving Nairobi for Juba, I met with Mariano Deng Ngor, South Sudan’s ambassador to Kenya.The embassy is situated in an area called Upper Hill, which happens to be near the Nairobi Hospital, the Fairview Hotel, and the Israeli Embassy. A convenient location since I had a doctor’s appointment around the corner that afternoon.

The ambassador is an elder statesman, a Dinka from the country’s ruling elite. That day he wore an expensive-looking dark blue pin-striped suit and matching blue silk tie, decorated with a Chinese-style dragon. Perhaps a gift from one of China’s state-owned oil companies, keenly interested these days in Africa.

Ngor said he was an anthropologist and warned me he might talk for a while. For him, the origins of South Sudan take shape in the 1920s, when…

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Saving the world one luxury product at a time

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I want to help the people of South Sudan. But it looks so very complicated. You know all that business of a new country, a haven for a population that has suffered for years at the hands of Omar al-Bashir. Wasn’t it supposed to be a land of milk and honey on the banks of the White Nile, ending years of hunger and oppression? Weren’t we all hoping for independence as the solution? Why didn’t it work out?

For a while I thought maybe an arms embargo might help. After all, the crisis today seems to be entirely human-made, as two leaders wrestle for control of their new land, spending money they can’t afford.

How is a chap supposed to help? Thankfully it seems I simply have to drink premium coffee. Thank you…

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THE BEAUTIFUL DINKA FROM SOUTH SUDAN

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Found this beautiful piece and had to share it. It was a pictorial blog of the Dinka people from South Sudan Africa. What strikes me is how relaxed ans comfortable these people are in their own skin. It took me back to the time 200 years ago when Europeans came and saw Africans from Africa and the Taino people from Jamaica and disrupted their life with false claim of civilization and education.

Have you ever stopped and wondered what kind of a world we would have if history played out differently? How very different the world would have been. Enjoy the images and enjoy the life of the Dinka people.

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The distortion of African history

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Beats of the Antonov (2014, Hajooj Kuka)

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THE TRANSLATOR

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Leila Aboulela takes me straight into the life of a woman on the edge of the world of Sudan and Scotland, on the edge of islam and the modern western world. 

Sammar is a translator at a university in Scotland, she works with her boss Rae Isles, an islam- specialist. He has written a book on the illusion of the islamic threat. Sammar falls in love with him, but at the same time she keep her distance as Rae is not a muslim. Both Rae and Sammar have had an relation, Sammar has a small son, Amir. 

Sammar not only keeps her distance from Rae, but she also lives her secluded life. Suddenly she changes her attitude, she buys new clothes, she buys make-up, she renovates her flat, she takes driving-lessons. Probably this is all due to her feelings for Rae.

Before Sammar wants to enter into into a relationship…

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The Dervish Dance in Khartoum, Sudan

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Circling around and around the center pole, they dance into a trance in the shadow of the Sheikh Hamad-el-Nil Tomb in the Omdurman section of Khartoum, Sudan. While circling, these Sufis chant gratitude to the Prophet Mohammed and repeat “there is no God but Allah” many times. It is the first line of the Muslim profession of faith.DSC_0087

To start the ritual ceremonies every Friday except during Ramadan one hour before sunset, the dervish march across the cemetery to the Sheikh’s Tomb carrying their green madrassa banner, which is placed on the pole in the center of the ceremony yard. The purpose of this dance ritual called ‘dhikr’ relies on the recitation of God’s name to help create a state of ecstatic abandon so the follower’s heart can communicate directly with God.DSC_0097

Also called Dervishes, the ritual is put on by the masters of the madrassa, an Islam religious school…

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Sudanese Proverbs: Translated, Transliterated & Explained (finally finished!)

Muna Zaki

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Our book on Sudanese Arabic Proverbs is thankfully finally seeing the light of day!

Here is the description of the e-book :

This collection of proverbs provides a fascinating glimpse into the culture, social morals, historical traditions and humour of the Sudanese people. Learning some of these proverbs can be a great way of sharing your sense of humour or expressing an opinion without having to stumble on words that might be misunderstood. For the most part, these succinct sayings call for virtues that encourage solidarity, peace and coherence within society.

  • Contains over 560 Sudanese Arabic proverbs that are commonly used in the Sudan.
  • Each proverb has an English translation.
  • The transliterated script guides pronunciation and assists beginners in learning the Arabic language.
  • Concise notes explain the meaning and cultural background of each proverb.
  • Includes a dozen folk-tales linked to individual proverbs.
  • An alphabetical index is supplied for easy reference.

The book can be…

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Counting planes

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My apartment in Khartoum is only a few blocks away from the airport. The road I use almost everyday stretches right next the airport. This, and the fact that Khartoum International Airport isn’t that big (and I’m assuming the runway is shorter than most other airports’), I am always seeing planes fly right above me. Every time it does, I can’t help but think of flying home.. Oh Malaysia, truly Asia.

46 days ago, I had my wish granted.

I think it’s safe to say that the best day for most students studying abroad is the day they arrive home. Finally home, after a tough exam month, after a nerve-racking semester, and the best of the best days, finally home with a degree in hand.

Feb 28th, was my ‘one of the those days’. No matter how much you love the country you were at, few things can beat the smell of the air…

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Andrea Davis Pinkney Visits Austin Students with THE RED PENCIL

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This morning, we had the pleasure of bringing Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney to Hill Elementary School to share with students her book, The Red Pencil. Told in verse and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator Shane W. Evans, this powerful novel tells the story of Amira, a twelve year old girl forced to flee her Sudanese village when it’s besieged by attackers. After a harrowing journey that takes her through difficult days in a refugee camp, Amira is given a single red pencil and, with this simple gift, the possibility of hope.

Part of her presentation this morning included leading students in a moving freedom song:

The Red Pencil has received multiple starred reviews, including this from School Library Journal: 

“Amira’s thoughts and drawings are vividly brought to life through Pinkney’s lyrical verse and Evans’s lucid line illustrations, which infuse the narrative with emotional intensity. An engaging author note…

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Nile waters bring you back to Sudan

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‘If you have drunk of the Nile’s sweet waters, you will come back to Sudan’ goes the saying. I have seen it happening to many people I know from the Indian expatriate community. Perhaps it has to do with the attachment to the peaceful life style and the nice people of Sudan. Some would say it has to do with destiny. We recently heard that Mr. Michael Aron has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Sudan. H.E. Aron is returning after 30 years. He taught English in Ed Damar Secondary school for two years between 1981 and 1983, before he joined Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Ed Damar is 270 kilometers North-East of Khartoum and is the capital of River Nile state. As he said he has fond memories of the charm, hospitality and generosity of the Sudanese people he met and worked with in Ed Damar. People expect…

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‘Long Walk’ author brings students along

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Linda Sue Park, the author of “A Long Walk to Water,” stood in front of a full auditorium at Roosevelt Middle School Tuesday, April 14, and asked for a show of hands of first-born girls in the audience.

With hands waving all over the room, Park told them that if they had been born in the south Sudan village where her story is based, they would be walking two hours each way, twice a day, to a pond to fetch water for their families in a heavy vessel balanced on their heads. Walking eight hours a day would leave them no time to attend school with their brothers. Indeed, out of the 100 or so women and girls in the room, maybe four or five would have attended school at all.

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Is there hope for Sudan, world’s last male Northern white rhino?

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I am not a poet but wanted to pay tribute to Sudan, the last male Northern white rhino, after reading that he is under 24 hour guard at Ol pejeta Conservancy.

I hope scientists find a way to save this species from extinction, #lastmalestanding.

Wardens watching Sudan, the world's last male Northern white rhino. Picture: Ol Pejeta Conservancy Wardens watching Sudan, the world’s last male Northern white rhino. Picture: Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Here we go:

It’s only me, myself and I. I walk these plains alone.. Soon, the end. Is there hope?
My kind are all gone, wiped from earth’s rugged face …Soon to follow dinosaurs footsteps-extinct..is there hope?

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Making Money Off Genocides in Sudan

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Making Money Off Genocides in Sudan

By Kimberly Hollingsworth, Founder of Humanity Is Us

It was almost a year ago that I had someone tell me, “I am bored with Sudan…It’s not the money making project that I thought it was going to be, but if you want help – I’ll help, but only if we can work closely together and play together. Just in case I missed his quid pro quo sexual harassment, he tried to kiss me when I left the coffee shop in the middle of the afternoon.

I have neither spoken to him again nor attended another program event sponsored by the educational institution that hired him.

The only thing left for me to say to him is, “I think the Dalai Lama made a mistake when he picked you to mentor many years ago.”

I have learned quite a few things these past almost four…

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Chicken Americano in Sudan

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Chicken restaurants are very popular in Khartoum. I had written earlier about Kak and then Chicano. The latest entrant amidst the chicken restaurants is Americano Fried Chicken. I googled and found a restaurant with the same name in Elizabethport, New Jersey. There is a big opportunity for KFC and McDonalds but only when the US sanctions are lifted from Sudan.

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#FromRagsToRiches: Sudanese Model Nykhor Paul Shines On The Cover Of Elle Magazine SA’s May 2015 Issue

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Nyhkor Paul is a testament to the fact that, it never matters where you are from with hardwork and perseverance you can make it.
From gracing runway shows in New York, Paris and many more. The South Sudanese model slays on the cover of the May 2015 issue of South Africa’s Elle Magazine.
Let’s talk about Nyhkor for a minute,

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65 Year old Graduate in Vocational Training.

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Alfred Puto Gordon 65 Friday Graduated with a certificate in Business Course in Lainya County Vocational Training Institute of Central Equatoria State among other 151 Graduates in Various fields.

Puto attended classes for South Sudan Primary Certificate of Education in Lokurubang Primary School ALP Program and sat equivalent of   P8 exams in 2014 but failed.

He adds that he is now re-sitting his primary so that he passes to join Loka Secondary school.

Puto says he attends both Technical and Primary schools to gain skills in Vocational training to help him pay his school fees and that of his children when perusing Primary education.

The elder calls on the youth to go to school to better develop the country pointing that the 21 and more years of struggle for liberation from the Arabs deprived him of education at younger age.

LTVI offers three months training in various courses of Electrical…

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Two 65 year old men to join Loka Secondary School Next year

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Afred Gordon and Emmanuel Lukudu P 8 finalist at their sixties hoping to join Loka senoir SS 2015 Afred Gordon and Emmanuel Lukudu P 8 finalist at their sixties hoping to join Loka senoir SS 2015

Afred says he has six children with home they come and attend class in the same school Afred says he has six children with home they come and attend class in the same school

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Afred to media '' I started school in 1963 but war disturbed me.  I am finishing my P 8 this year and i will join Loka Secondary  but money is my problem'' Afred to media ” I started school in 1963 but war disturbed me. I am finishing my P 8 this year and i will join Loka Secondary but money is my problem”

Alfred Gordon, Emmanuel Lukudu and two female pupils they attend class together Alfred Gordon, Emmanuel Lukudu and two female pupils they attend class together

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Alfred right have six children, Emmanuel five all study together in one school, they say are happy to be witheir children in class Alfred right have six children, Emmanuel five all study together in one school, they say are happy to be witheir children in class

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History: Dr. Garang’s 1972 Letter To Gen. Ladu to Resolve Two Armies Arrangement!

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“We are already at war and we are growing stronger everyday while sooner or later the Numeiry regime will go…”,

The Commander in chief

Anyanya National Armed Forces

Leader of the Southern Sudan Liberation Movement

Members of the Anyanya SSLM Negotiation Committee

anyaanyaoneThe General Headquarters

Anyanya National Armed Forces

South Sudan

 January 24, 1972

By Dr. John Garang de Mabior

Dear compatriots:


April 21, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — That we are strong, growing in force and power to be reckoned with in Sudanese politics. Status and future is evidenced by the fact that the Khartoum administration is now interested in negotiating a peace settlement directly with the Anyanya.

We must take a firm stand all the way in the coming talks. The Numeiry regime is a sick administration ripe to collapse any time. We must not be tricked into committing suicide to lay down our instruments of liberation, arms, by a withering…

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Peace And War: Whose Interest Is It In South Sudan?

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“Peace can only be achieved through strength, but never ever in weakness because those who have changed the world have done it this way. So we too, should do it in the same way in South Sudan.”Professor David de Chand

“Peace cannot be kept by forced, it can only be achieved by understanding.” Professor Albert Einstein

“If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“Courageous people do not fear forgiving for the sake of peace.”President Nelson Mandela, South Africa

By Professor/Ambassador David de Chand

Professor/Ambassador David de Chan Professor/Ambassador David de Chand

BACKGROUND

April 23, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The ongoing crisis in South Sudan for the past sixteen (16) months or so has been a struggle between the forces of “democracy” calling for “democratic change” and the resistance by the forces of dictatorship or what the Chinese called the “democratic dictatorship or the…

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Elusive Peace in South Sudan

The Thresh

South Sudan ArmyBy Jérôme Tubiana

Foreign Affairs

In Unity state, the frontline of the ongoing war between the South Sudanese government and members of the opposition is hard to pin down. As is often the case in African wars, troops do not build defenses but, instead, move back and forth looking for spoils. But the stretch of dirt road leading to the village of Guit, 15 miles from the state capital of Bentiu, bordering Sudan, looks like the closest thing to a frontline. As we approached the village, we saw a burned armored vehicle, which was destroyed in May when opposition forces captured it during an attack by government forces. Unable to use the truck themselves, the rebels set it on fire to keep government soldiers from taking it back. As we inspected the wreck, some 30 uniformed figures emerged from the grassland off of the road and made their way toward…

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Reflections in Juba–The sad story of the undeserving Mzungu

This life

This old man from the north eastern Uganda district of Katakwi deserves more than just waiting for food aid to survive. He deserves a decent life from both his community and government. The children below too deserve a better life and future beyond eking for a living by the roadside. This old man from the north-eastern Uganda district of Katakwi deserves more than just waiting for food aid to survive. He deserves a decent life from both his community and government. The children below too deserve a better life and future beyond eking for a living by the roadside.

If you have some knowledge of African history or at least follow some world events, you may know that for ages Africans have resisted racial discrimination and fought against white domination both on the African continent and the west. And that is the reason why have in our history such great names like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr, Julius Nyerere, Nkwame Nkuruma, Jomo Kenyatta, Samora Machel, Miria Makeba and many others. And very recently we have had in America a number of public protests against the shooting of un-armed black young men by white police men and a white boss…

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‘The grass is greener on the other side’

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The Academic Book in Sudan

The Academic Book of the Future

One of the sub-projects that is being carried out as part of The Academic Book of the Future is a piece of research into the academic book in the geographical south, in particular in Africa and India.  The researchers on this project are Dr Caroline Davis of Oxford Brookes University and Professor Marilyn Deegan of King’s College London. In this week’s post, Prof. Deegan talks about their recent trip to Sudan to discuss the Project.

I made a visit to Sudan in February 2015 as part of an ongoing project to digitise Sudanese cultural resources held in libraries, archives, museums and private collections throughout the country: Digital Sudan.  This is something I have been working for the last two years with a Sudanese cultural NGO: SUDAAK, the Sudanese Association for Archiving Knowledge.  My visit to Sudan seemed an ideal opportunity to connect with colleagues for discussions on…

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The Sudan in My Opinion

Tarig Anter on Protect & Reinvent Democracy

 The Sudan in My Opinion —– السودان في رأيي الشخصي

The States of The Sudan The States of The Sudan

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Machine Gun Preacher

DeepInthecellofmyheart

I came across a movie called “Machine Gun Preacher” on Neflix.

It’s based upon the true story of Sam Childers’ (aka Machine Gun Preacher) mission in Sudan, Africa.

Sam Childers was a troubled teen/adult and a former biker. He got into fights, drugs and has been behind bars. When he was released from prison, he immediately got back into trouble, but found God soon after. Lynn, his wife, whom he has a daughter with, found God while he was in prison and quit her stripping job. Ultimately, God saved Sam’s life. He got baptized and found a construction job. He decided to go to East Africa to help repair homes destroyed by civil war which led him to learn about LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army/Movement) and all the horrific things that were happening because of them. LRA is a Christian extremist religious movement operated in Northern Uganda and South…

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The Sun Rises In The East Project

Dream Sing Write

The Sun Rises In The East Project:

“Re-rooting Hip Hop Culture”

A music video initiative by Taji Aqib aimed at breathing life back into the game via a collaborative presentation along with SUDAN of music and visual art, with a theme of “The East”, the east coast of the U.S., where hip-hop was originally cultivated, and the eastern region of the globe “Africa” where mankind found it’s roots. – Taji Aqib

Project Sunrises

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You can also follow MC/Producer Taji Aqib and his “IIIrd Floor Country Movement” – Movement in art, entertainment & hip-hop culture committed to preserving artistic authenticity and being the ‘Illest’ to do it.

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Former child soldier speaks to Edmonton students at human rights conference

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: A local school’s human rights conference hosted an activist and musician who knows first-hand the terror child soldiers experience. Lisa Wolansky reports.

EDMONTON — Students at a local high school’s human rights conference, which is focused on helping child soldiers in war-torn countries, got a first-hand account Thursday of the terror experienced by child soldiers.

At seven years old, Emmanuel Jal was a child soldier in Sudan.

“Walking hundreds of miles, carrying an AK-47, being in the battlefield – that’s not the place. I wanted to go to school,” said Jal.

Jal now lives in Canada and travels around the world to share his story. On Thursday, he spoke to students at McNally High School.

“There’s something about students, because the way they receive it, some of them don’t know. And the way you inspire them, you are planting a seed,” said Jal.

The school and the John Humphrey Centre…

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A Decade’s Journey in Sudan

BhaskarSudan

‘I Know Two Sudans’ is an anthology of beautifully written short stories, poems and articles about Sudan and South Sudan by authors from around the world.A few of the writers read out excerpts from their pieces at TEDx Soba. Had the pleasure of reading out mine at the event.

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Madina’s Dream’

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