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Monthly Archives: November 2014
An aray of hope
On road of the change
Some of National organizations and foreign organizations works in Sudan , in the time of silence , must monitor of human rights that encroached and suppressed by the Sudanese government .Role of organizations not watch only the behaviour and misdeed the governmens ,have to press it, to reform its policy against the oppositions .Because the authority has perfect power and always uses policy of disguise and exceed the law …
The young activists and independent journalists and writers have not rights of protection from the arrest for long time ,when they arrest their places are unknown. They security power threats the journalists and activists by persistence recalling to the office of security . The chief editor of newspapers impose censorship for them selves , it is sword of threats always on their necks . We always lookfroward to better situation in our country , the situation is still worse . As long as , the European organizations ,and other belong to the government which have offices in the capital and branches in other states ,look by one eye ,the Sudanese government goes on encroach the rights of human , and silence of some monitors , it is an incentive to do what they want against others ….
How can we build our country ? the freedom is successful medicine , it is key of areal conversation , and it is not stick of power . The regime of the national congress party , the ruler party ,believes holding of stick , may lead the state to the shore of stability …
How can we build our country ? the freedoms are hidden in the box of ruler regime , and always talks about national conversation , and opposition leaders and activists in the prisons and detention and journalist .
In fact , the rulers party tries to cheat us by this conversation, and creats anew joke nominated , the social conversation finally ,it is another trick , who participate in it ? majority of them belong to National Congress Party ,the dominant party leads state to the hell slowly . Whatever , they said , the participants in the social conversation are independence organizations , they assist the regime ruler only .
But , we have an aray of hope , we may save it by peaceful work , and solidarity of young activists and journalists want the true change .
In the time of detention
In the prison of North Kordofan state
Journalist and activist
Zahara described “Loliwe” as a song written to inspire one to achieve their destiny through patience and perseverance. Zahara said the song is primarily about the train that transported her fathers and forefathers from Johannesburg to East London during the Apartheid era. Furthermore, she said many people had hope that the train will bring their love ones back Loliwe” was composed with a five string guitar.
filmmaker Hajooj Kuka tells a dismally common story—a people and a country racked by war—using a novel cinematic palette. A native of Sudan, the subject of his film, Kuka punctuates his documentary with scenes of music-making and dance. Foreign Policy spoke with Kuka about his country’s identity crisis and what it would take for the regime in Khartoum to give up power.
The creation of South Sudan was the result of a failure to create a Sudanese identity that encompasses everybody. If you just go to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and then go to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, you will get the idea that these people aren’t connected. But if you take the route, starting from Khartoum and going slowly south to Juba, you realize that these communities, ethnically and culturally, change gradually. There is actually a very strong collective identity between Sudan and South Sudan.
Most of the time, life is normal. And then the Antonovs—the Russian-made airplanes that the government employs to bomb the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile region— come and shell the area. But that only happens from time to time. When you are living there, you can almost forget that the country is at war. You get into your daily life, but then, suddenly, it’s disrupted. I wanted the audience to feel that in the film: to feel comfortable and then, out of nowhere, be disrupted. That’s how life is there.
The only way forward is for the Khartoum regime to give up power. That leaves four ways for change. First, the government can peacefully hand over power to a transitional government that calls for a national dialogue. Second, a mass protest topples the government. Third, an internal within-ruling-party or an army coup takes place. Fourth, a rebel group manages to overpower the government and take power. The last three options are better left to the Sudanese people to accomplish. The first option can be achieved if enough pressure is placed on the already weak Sudanese government. This is a peaceful road to achieving democracy in Sudan and should be the official stand of Western governments.