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Urgence Darfour, the petition and the videos

Earlier this month, we published: Urgence Darfour: take action to Stop al-Bashir! The French organization organized a launch party for its new campaign and put online the petition ‘Stop Béchir’. The launch party went well but the online petition still needs some support. The petition is addressed to UN General Secretary, Mr Ban Ki-Moon and to the heads of Security Council member states. The petition says: ‘It is estimated by UN that ...


Art in Sudan: Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed

Last month we read an interesting article on VoANews website about Sudanese artist Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed. We already mentioned several Sudanese artists like Ahmed Abushariaa, El Tayib Daw El Bait, Hamid Ayoub and the late Rashid Mahdi you can read more about on En Route to Sudan. Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed comes from the Blue Nile region but he moved to the United States in 2001 and he is currently living in the Washington area. VoANews article says: ...


Urgence Darfour: take action to Stop al-Bashir!

A couple of years ago, we published ‘En Route to Sudan’ with news, articles, resources and more dedicated to Sudan, South Sudan, Darfur, Abyei, South Kordofan, Blue Nile… In France, an organization is working to raise awareness on Darfur, and we already mentioned it as it was part of the “60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary” Initiative launched by our committed creator, Max Dana. After a long break, French organization Urgence ...


Art in France: Photographer Claude Iverné

Back in November last year, we posted an article dedicated to Sudanese photographer Rashid Mahdi, one of Africa’s most celebrated portrait photographers. We also mentioned the exhibition that took place in Paris: “Photographies soudanaises” (Sudanese photographs) at the gallery Clémentine de la Féronnière, brought by the Elnour collective founded by Claude Iverné in 2003. Today we want to introduce you (if you don’t know him ...


Art in Sudan: Photographer Rashid Mahdi

A few days ago, we went to see a collective exhibition in Paris: “Photographies soudanaises” (Sudanese photographs). The gallery Clémentine de la Féronnière brought together, thanks to the Elnour collective founded by Claude Iverné in 2003, photographs by Rashid Mahdi but also by Richard Lokiden Wani, Gadalla Gubara, Madani Gahory, Osman Hamid Khalifa and Ahmed Omar Addow amongst others. Max Dana appreciates a lot the work done by ...


Darfur Peace Song by Sudanese singer Omar Ihsas

“The new era” (Alahd Aljadeed) is a song promoting peace in Darfur by the Sudanese singer Omar Ihsas and sponsored by UNAMID. Omar Ihsas, born and raised in Nyala (the capital of South Darfur),  is one of the most respected singers and composers of Darfur. He is a committed artist, singing for peace in the camps in Darfur. He once said “the multi-cultural nature of Darfur’s music holds the key to resolving the conflict“. The ...


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 ...


A Rally for Regime Change in Sudan in New York

Stop Genocide Now organizes a Rally for Regime Change in Sudan in New York on September 16, 2011, 1-4pm, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, East 47th Street. As you may already know if you read En Route to Sudan, destructive military action against Blue Nile State as well as in Darfur are still going on.  From SGN: The Sudanese marginalized movements and organizations representing the marginalized areas of the Nuba Mountains, Darfur, Blue Nile, Abyei, Beja, and ...


Hunger Strike for Darfur, July 22-23, 2011

Since the independence of South Sudan and the killings in South Kordofan, the plight in Darfur has been neglected by many but it shouldn’t have. The protection of civilians remains unattainable as violent attacks against civilians, blockades of humanitarian access, systematic rape, brutal arrests and torture continue in Darfur. You can join the Sudan Now campaign, activists and Sudanese around the world in a 24-hour-long Hunger Strike For Darfur and ...


Render unto southern Sudanese that which is theirs

A few days ago, the global community celebrated the independence of the Republic of South Sudan. We cover the news and events about Sudan as often as possible, inspired by the commitment by Max Dana into raising awareness about Darfur and other part of Sudan. Max wrote about the celebrated day and she made some very interesting points. You can also read this post on Max Dana’s Blog and send you comments there.   South Sudan has gained its ...






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