Mark Fathi Massoud, Law's Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?
Mark Fathi Massoud (MFM): I wrote this book to investigate the nature of the law and how law is used ... Read More »
[The following letter was issued by the Committe to Protect Journalists on 18 April 2013.]
President Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir
Office of the President, People's Palace
P.O. Box 281, Khartoum, Sudan
The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization that ... Read More »
[مدن، زاوية جديدة على "جدلية" يكتب فيها الكتاب والكاتبات عن مدنهم المفضلة. يفتتح السلسلة الكاتب السوداني أمير تاج السرّ]
بالرغم من أنني ولدت في قرية صغيرة شمال السودان، إلا أنني ارتبطت كثيراً بمدينة بورتسودان، الميناء الذي أنشأه الاستعمار الإنجليزي، بديلاً عن ميناء مدينة سواكن المجاورة، التي غدت بعد ذلك ... Read More »
Jadaliyya's first monthly culture bouquet of 2013 has arrived! Painters Samia Halaby and Athir Shayota contribute to Visuals in 1500, a new series of profiles that takes a single work of art as the starting point for larger discussions on aesthetics. Marilyn Hacker translates a poem by Taher Bekri. Maia ... Read More »
A Chapter from Amir Tag Elsir’s Ebola ‘76
Translated from the Arabic by Maia Tabet
In times of Tragedy,
Things seem real.
Eyes are real.
The hand that greets a neighbor is real,
And the moon is real, not just a fantasy in the distance.
My sweetheart asks me about the meaning of reality,
I refer ... Read More »
[The following report was issued by International Crisis Group on 29 November 2012.]
Sudan: Major Reform or More War
The “Sudan Problem” has not gone away with the South’s secession. Chronic conflict, driven by concentration of power and resources in the centre, continues to plague the country. ... Read More »
من أكتوبر إلى يونيو: إفلاس الرؤية وبؤس السيرة
أكمل الدكتور حسن الترابي، الزعيم الإسلامي، عامه الثمانين هذا العام. وإن قلنا إن شخصاً ما في أي مكان في عالمنا اليوم قد أكمل عامه الكذا فإن مثل هذه الجملة لا تثير في الغالب مشكلة، إلا أنها ربما تثير مشكلة في حالة الترابي. فالترابي عندما سئل مرة عن تاريخ ميلاده وهو ... Read More »
The following video is the account of a University of Khartoum student named Halima. While on campus during a protest on 9 July 2012, she was shot with a rubber bullet by police officers, resulting in the loss of her right eye.
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[Over the last month, a protest movement has gripped Sudan. The movement pronounced Friday 13 July "Kadanka Friday" in order to highlight the role of women in the opposition movement. Below, Heather McRobie interviews Rawa Gafar Bakhit, a representative of Sudan Change Now, about the overall course of the ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by Sudan Watch on 22 July 2012. The organization is calling for brief videos about the importance of citizen journalism for an upcoming campaign.]
Citizen journalism has been changing the media landscape since the rise of blogs in the late 90s. This was further ... Read More »
[The following letter was originally published on Young Professionals in Human Rights on 30 June 2012.]
Dear Mr. Omer Elbashier:
When you took over power, it was uncomfortable. When you fired skilled workers in civic service, it was unreasonable. When you introduced Sharia laws, ... Read More »
Planeloads of South Sudanese refugees from Israel have been landing in South Sudan’s capital of Juba over the past few weeks. Many of them had been living in the poor neighborhoods of Hatikva and Shapira in southern Tel Aviv, working in such jobs as hotel chambermaids or waiters. Israel has justified the deportations ... Read More »
[نشر هذا المقال للمرة الأولى على جدلية باللغة الإنجليزية. قام بترجمته إلى العربية علي أديب النعيمي.]
بينما كان الاهتمام الإعلامي العربي والدولي منصباً على فوز الإخوان المسلمين بالانتخابات الرئاسية في مصر، استمرت مظاهرات غير مسبوقة منذ عقدين من الزمن في شوارع الخرطوم ومدن سودانية كبيرة أخرى للأسبوع الثاني. ألهمت ... Read More »
While the attention of the Western and Arab media has focused on the historic victory of the Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate in Egypt, street protests of a scale not witnessed for two decades continued into their second week in Khartoum and other major Sudanese cities. Anti-government protests, initially ... Read More »
نحن اللاجئون السودانيون المضربون عن الطعام لليوم الثاني عشر على التوالي أمام مقر المفوضية العليا للاجئين في بيروت، كنا قد نفّذنا بالسابق عدداً من المظاهرات السلمية، آخرها في شهر أبريل\نيسان 2012 أمام مكتب المفوضية للمطالبة:
1- بإعادة التوطين وتحديد صفة اللجوء
2- تحويل شهادات التسجيل إلى شهادات ... Read More »
It was Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice. I had been staying in the village of Wad al-Kababish, the one closest to where Wad al-Nar used to be, but separated from it by a vast desert. Exactly forty days had passed since the funeral I described. Quivering, I made my way through the crowds that stood in the shade ... Read More »
This is an interview conducted with Mahmood Mamdani on Wednesday, 14 September, in regards to recent developments in Libya and Sudan. The interview addresses the implications of NATO's intervention in Libya and the independence of South Sudan, highlighting the regional implications for the African continent.
As the ... Read More »
Khalid Medani, “Strife and Secession in Sudan,” Journal of Democracy 22.3 (July 2011): 135-149.
Jadaliyya: What made you write this article?
Khalid Medani: I wrote the article “Strife and Secession in Sudan” because I felt very strongly that the analysis of the politics in Sudan has long been characterized by ... Read More »
After three months of conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Southern Kordofan, the Sudanese authorities on 23 August declared a temporary ceasefire. This was despite the failure two days earlier of another round of peace talks between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army – North (SPLM/A-N)1 and the ruling National ... Read More »
The government of Sudan is entering into a period of extreme instability. When the newly independent country of South Sudan seceded from the north on 9 July, it left behind a political and economic system on the verge of collapse. Many of the same conditions that prevailed in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya on ... Read More »
The independence of South Sudan, and the birth of the fifty-fourth state on the African continent, is a pivotal and historic event for the state of Sudan, and for the continent as a whole. The significance of the event goes beyond a mere change in the geographical boundaries of the divided country and the end of an ... Read More »
A new, post-Mubarak Egypt has given both Egyptians and other Arabs alike, hope that Egypt can once again reclaim its role as the focal point from which Arab culture and politics emanate. The opening up of the Rafah border crossing into Gaza and the active promotion of a unity government in the Palestinian Territories ... Read More »
As Libyans rise up against the 41-year-old dictatorship of Muammar al-Qaddafi, one of the most striking claims of state violence has been the hiring of “African mercenaries” to crush the revolt. Like Hosni Mubarak’s “thugs” (or baltagiya in Arabic, terms that gained widespread currency almost instantly), the ... Read More »