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#3 – Refugees In Darfur Weigh In On Food Stamps

WFP is offering electronic vouchers instead of food aid to some displaced people in Sudan’s Darfur region but, despite the success of vouchers elsewhere in Sudan, some Darfuri recipients claim the scheme leaves them worse off. Read More >> Source: The Guardian

#7 – Will This Referendum Really Help The People Of Darfur?

"It is the people of Darfur who choose whether they want states or one region and we are holding this referendum so that no one else can come and say we want this or that." Read More >> Source: Daily Maverick

#3 – Darfur Decides

Darfur is currently divided into five states. Voters will decide this week whether the area should go back to being one region, as it was until 1994. Read More >> Source: Al Jazeera

#5 – What Do Darfuris Want?

Tensions are running high in Darfur ahead of a controversial referendum that could see the war-torn region reorganised into a single semi-autonomous zone. Read More >> Source: The Guardian

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#6 Alone At Refugee Camps, Darfuri Kids Battle To Educate Themselves

Sudanese girl Darussalam Abdel Gadoos, 10, walks at the Abuzar camp near West Darfur state capital Geneina Abuobeida Ali was a toddler when militiamen stormed his village in Sudan's Darfur in 2003, murdering his father and driving his family out, ending his hopes for a normal childhood and [...]

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Sudan Independence: Ten Things to Know

On 1 January 1956 Sudan welcomed the New Year by declaring its independence from Egypt and England who were jointly running the country. The Anglo-Egyptian rule over Sudan lasted 58 years. When Sudan finally gained its independence it was done without any conflict or violence, in fact a special [...]

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#4 – Sudanese Slam Poet Closes Yale’s Class Day On Powerful Note

The graduating student, Emtithal Mahmoud whose family fled to the U.S. from Darfur when she was a child, started writing slam poetry at Yale and represented the school in national competitions. Read More >> Source: Quartz Africa

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Top 10 Contemporary African Authors

Authors such as Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer and recently Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie have set the stage for African authors to be noticed globally. According to blogger Minna Salami, interconnectivity and technology has increased access to African writers, especially to those who have been seeking to share alternative and unique stories. [...]

Rwanda Safety

Concerned about your safety as you plan travel to Rwanda? We at Africa.com, together with our friends, family and colleagues, travel extensively throughout the continent. Here are the resources we consult when thinking of our safety in Rwanda: • UK Government Rwanda Travel Advice Guidance Africa.com comment: Very timely [...]

Sudan Afripedia

Sudan is located in northeastern Africa with Khartoum as its capital city. The country borders Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, and Libya to [...]

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