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Sama Gazette Special Edition: En Route To Congo

While the Democratic Republic of Congo‘s independent electoral commission declared incumbent Joseph Kabila the winner of the November 28th presidential election, several people have already been killed in post-election violence. A year after we launched En Route To Sudan, an entire section of our website dedicated to news, articles and resources about Sudan, South Sudan, Darfur, Abyei, South Kordofan, Blue Nile, today we launch En Route To ...


Friday Digest: Russia, Eurozone, Congo…

This is our new Friday Digest! Every Friday, this weekly news round-up gives us the occasion to share with you news from various topics: politics to arts, entertainment, media, science, sports, fun and less fun news… This digest is a list of news published this week on the Internet (Friday to Friday), selected by the Sama Team, and it is by no means exhaustive. If you want to suggest a news to be added in the next Friday Digest, contact us. ...


Friday Digest: Pakistan, NASA, Morocco, Syria…

This is our new Friday Digest! Every Friday, this weekly news round-up gives us the occasion to share with you news from various topics: politics to arts, entertainment, media, science, sports, fun and less fun news… This digest is a list of news published this week on the Internet (Friday to Friday), selected by the Sama Team, and it is by no means exhaustive. If you want to suggest a news to be added in the next Friday Digest, contact us. ...


Elizabeth Blackney, and other committed people

In July, we decided to support Hunger Strike for Darfur and we fasted for a day to support Darfur. If Max Dana is a clear and ‘natural’ inspiration to us, we are also inspired by the people we mention on Inspiration To Action. We follow Elizabeth Blackney on Twitter @MediaLizzy for a long time and we always read her website with great interest: Media Lizzy & Friends. In August, she published on the Huffington Post: A Hunger for ...


The 2011 Ibrahim Index and Ibrahim Prize

Established in 2006, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation supports good governance and great leadership in Africa. It was founded by Dr. Mohamed “Mo” Ibrahim who was born in Sudan of Nubian heritage. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation encourages better governance in Africa, and the Mo Ibrahim Index evaluates nations’ performance. The Ibrahim Index of African GovernanceA comprehensive assessment of African countries according to the quality of their ...


The Congo Story Project: Children of Congo Song

If you don’t know The Congo Story Project yet, it is a reporting and public awareness campaign co-produced by the Voice of America and the media platform, Citizen Global, that uses crowdsourcing and co-creation techniques to raise awareness about gender-based violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. About the project: The goal of the Congo Story Project is to create networks of informed individuals who are actively involved in engaging ...


Art in Congo: Alain Polo Nzuzi’s questionings

Last month we wrote about Freddy Tsimba, bullets can be art; today it is about another Congolese artist, Alain Polo Nzuzi. He uses visual art because as an artist, he is ‘more fascinated by the questions beyond extern(al) appearance. More fascinated by the way through this how we sometimes express out who we really are and how sometimes we hide it. Playing with this questions of appearance through body, fashion.’ You can visit his blog to ...


Art in Congo: Freddy Tsimba, bullets can be art

We care a lot about (Eastern) Congo, and we mentioned many times the sexual violence and conflict minerals… But the country also has another side, much brighter: Art. So today we are glad to introduce you Freddy Tsimba. He is a Congolese sculptor and he uses bullet cartridges and bullet shells to create bodies. The same ones that killed men, women and their children, are of use again but this time, they don’t kill, they bring a message ...


Sunday Roundup: Abyei, Ai Weiwei, Artmaking

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. U.N. probes absences amid Sudan clashes. Since Northern Sudanese forces seized Abyei, many rightfully think northern and southern fighting over Abyei could reignite a full blown war in #Sudan. And we ...


Sunday Roundup: Sudan, Gil Scott-Heron…

Sunday Roundup is a rendezvous on Max Dana’s Blog. It sounds like our weekly Friday Digest which Max said it inspired her but we have to admit her news roundup is far more detailed than ours! You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog. New Visual Evidence of Government of Sudan War Crimes in Abyei. Here we are, again. Al-Bashir is back, alive and kicking. Hard. Again. And unlike in #Darfur, this time we can have proof of what is ...






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