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The Sudans Takeover (Sudanese journalism in The Guardian)

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On 7 July 2016 The Guardian newspaper's Africa Network featured the work of a group of Sudanese and South Sudanese journalists, reporting on the issues facing their countries. "From clubbing to beauty politics, police crackdowns to the ongoing war in Darfur, their stories offer a new way to understand this under-reported region." The journalists whose work was featured are: Ahmad Abushakeema, Yousra Elbagir, Mohamed Hilali, Mariak Bol Majok, Opoka p'Arop Otto, Zeinab Mohammed Salih.


List of historical material relating to the Mahdīa period

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A list of international museum and archive holdings of books, documents, clothing, arms and armour relating to the Mahdīa period, compiled by Fergus Nicoll, author of Gladstone, Gordon and the Sudan Wars (2013), The Mahdi of Sudan and the Death of General Gordon (2004), and BBC journalist.

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Royal African Society

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The Society aims to promote not just Sudan but the whole continent of Africa in business, politics, culture and academia. Members are encouraged to work together to foster better understanding and strong relationships between Britain, Africa and the world. The Society offers a programme of regular events including talks, book launches, business breakfasts, lectures, and a literary and a film festival. Members also benefit from free or discounted subscriptions to African journals.


South Sudan: The Untold Story from Independence to Civil War

A public event linked to the launch of a book of the same name by Hilde F. Johnson. Other speakers are Clare Short and Barney Afako.

Venue: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, London. 17:30-19:30, Tuesday 21 June 2016.

Hosted by the Royal African Society, SOAS and Kings College London. (SSSUK is not an organizer of this event.) Link to the booking webpage here.

Middle East Centre and Sudanese Programme, St Anthony's College, Oxford

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The Middle East Centre of St Antony’s College is the centre for the interdisciplinary study of the modern Middle East in the University of Oxford.  Centre Fellows teach and conduct research in the humanities and social sciences with direct reference to the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, with particular emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Researchers may visit the Centre's library and (by appointment) archive.The Sudanese Programme, sponsored by the Middle East Centre and the African Studies Centre, is a neutral forum to promote dialogue and understanding between all Sudanese through conferences and lectures dealing with present day issues and problems. It also covers cultural, social and other political issues facing the Sudanese.


The International Embrace of Khartoum: Causes and Consequences for Sudan, Implications for South Sudan

A talk by Eric Reeves. Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, London, Tuesday 7th June 2016

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