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Claude Iverné’s photographs at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson



I had the chance to see French photographer Claude Iverné’s previous exhibition in Paris, it was in 2012 at the gallery Clémentine de la Féronnière and you can read my post to know more about it: Rashid Mahdi, Claude Iverné and Sudanese photographs. Iverné is back in Paris but unfortunately, I’m not sure this time I’ll be there to ... More
Kantaka and the Meroe Pyramids in Sudan



Today, Sudan may be known for the genocide in Darfur by its infamous dictator President Omar al-Bashir, the deadly conflict in the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile… If you read this blog and know my commitments through The MagkaSama Project, you already know the horrific situation many Sudanese are living.  But what you may not know, is that Sudan is a ... More
South Sudan and Sudan; news roundup about the complex, intertwined situation

In 2012, I wrote about Al-Bashir: Sudan: divide and rule, the winning strategy. A year before that, as South Sudan celebrated its independence, I was carefully optimistic in South Sudan: Render unto southern Sudanese that which is theirs. And in December last year, on the beginning of the South Sudan civil war, I paraphrased an article by Daniel Howden ... More
South Sudan: how we all fell for the ‘big lie’

The title paraphrases an article by Daniel Howden published on The Guardian: How Hollywood cloaked South Sudan in celebrity and fell for the ‘big lie’. Since the  crisis in South Sudan started two weeks ago, I’ve read a lot of things on the whys and hows of the situation. And, unsurprisingly, I’ve read a lot of ineptness, ... More
Abyei Referendum: Sudan wants is oil, South Sudan wants its people

These are the words of Taban Abel Aguek, a Member of State Parliament in Rumbek, Lakes State published on SouthSudanNation.com yesterday. “It is clear what Sudan wants in Abyei is oil, but South Sudan wants its people“. Very clear indeed but the situation can be more complicated than it appears. Abyei is a one million square miles region, it has ... More
Stop investing in genocidal Sudan

Divestment. I already mentioned it several times on this Blog (tag: Divestment for more), as well as the work done by Investors Against Genocide. Marc Gunther is a veteran journalist and writer whose focus is business and sustainability. He is editor at large of Guardian Sustainable Business US and is the author or co-author of four books. He recently ... More
Tagwa Badredine Al-Hum, Sudan’s Smartest Girl

On September 3, 2011, Tagwa Badredine Al-Hum’s family was celebrating a holiday near their hometown of Damazin, the capital of Blue Nile state in Sudan when airstrikes began to pound the city. The family packed their few belongings—along with 13 cows and goats—and fled to a refugee camp across the border in Ethiopia. Eventually, the relatives ended up ... More
7 Things You Need to Know About South Sudan’s Government Crisis

On July 23, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir  issued a decree  dismissing his longtime vice president, Dr. Riek Machar, along with all the ministers and deputy ministers in his cabinet. In a statement read on national television late Tuesday evening, Kiir also suspended Pagan Amum, the Secretary-General of South Sudan’s ruling political party, ... More
Kandaka: Resurrecting the Sudanese Queens

This article was published on Sudanese independent online magazine 500 Words, ‘an amalgamation of various thoughts and opinions on Sudanese society, culture and life. It is concerned with the opinions of the Sudanese youth on all things regarding the two Sudans.’ Once again, it is an intellectual pleasure to read one of the many articles ... More

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