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Sudan – A real Maban wedding

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The Maban people are a Nilotic group of about 700,000 people. They live in 15,000 sq km in the Sudanese region of Malakal, near the Ethiopian border. This community makes its living working in the fields. Maban people divide a year into two semesters instead of 12 months. The rainy season, from April to September,…

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Sudan – Power struggle

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  The long war Khartoum conducted against the people of the south diverted the attention of all but the most sophisticated observers. Journalists had a field day in describing the war as a religious war, Christian vs. Muslims. Few underlined the long standing cultural and social divide between southerners and northerners. Even fewer highlighted that…

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Sudan – Think Pink

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  As I enter the Al-Ahfad campus in Omdurman, I feel like I am invading a female only territory. I walk past young ladies in niqab, barely able to see their eyes, and other who seem coming out of the latest youth fashion show. They come from all corner of Sudan, as their complexions reveal.…

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Sudan – Growing hatred

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  Travelling southward from the Nuba Mountains towards the border with South Sudan, from time to time we see a group of two of three dozen children and a few women. They walk under an implacable sun, with day temperatures constantly over forty degrees, and sometime in the middle of the day they stop and…

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Sudan – Nuba Gospel

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  The Nuba people in Kordofan are once again attacked by the government of Khartoum, which does little to hide its dislike of free minded people. A missionary remembers his experience among the Nuba during the second civil war. Even though the Nuba are now fighting a renewed war for freedom, these words remain valid…

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South Sudan – Hard lines

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  The South Sudanese literally walk over vast crude deposits, yet over 51 percent of the 9 million citizens live below the poverty line, the country faces a big food gap and austerity measures are choking the economy. Twenty one years of civil war left the infrastructure in ruins and South Sudan needs sustainable peace…

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South Sudan: Standoff

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  Joe Vieira, from Juba The political situation between South Sudan and Sudan took a turn to the worse at the end of January when the Government of Juba decided to turn off the pumps in its oil fields accusing Khartoum of stealing the crude and demanding unreasonable fees to allow the export of oil…

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Music – New strands

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  London is a vibrant scene for music, and especially for young artists who move their first steps on the music world. Among the many, there is a young singer and composer who has an interesting mix of origin, culture and production. I meet Amira Kheir in a noisy joint next to South Bank Centre,…

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Sudan – Stop the war

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  On November 10 an Antonov military aircraft coming from Sudan has entered the South Sudan air space for about 15 kilometres and bombed Yida, a place where Nuba people – mostly women, children and elders from the Southern Kordofan province of Sudan – had taken refuge to escape the ferocious repression in their homeland.…

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Sudan – New Countries, Old Problems

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Oasis’s journalist Andrea Pin met Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory Law School (USA). Here are excerpt of the interview.   Now the world has two Sudans. Do you think that we should consider this as a political success, a compromise or a failure?       It is obviously too…

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Advocacy

Indigenous Peoples' Cosmo-Vision Advocacies For Nature.

Indigenous peoples’ views of nature are incompatible with the extractive model, which is based on excess and limitless profit-seeking that drives to prey on natural…

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Baobab

Tortoise and the Baboon.

0ne evening when the tortoise was crawling slowly home, he met the baboon on his path. “Hello, old fellow - said the baboon heartily - Have you…

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Youth & Mission

Europe. The Tension of Being Young. Between Uncertainty and Responsibility.

The lives of many young Europeans are characterized by uncertainty. Sarah Prenger, president of the International Young Christian Workers movement, points out the personal and social…

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