Category: Society

Sudan’s Ancient Travel Paths

The ongoing violent conflict in Sudan has unexpectedly revitalised ancient travel routes, once pivotal in trade, now crucial for civilians navigating the turmoil and transporting their assets safely.

The Junction: Awaiting the Reunion

In the heart of Nairobi’s bustle, Sudanese journalist “A.B.” finds echoes of Omdurman, as the diaspora’s collective yearning for reunion grows amidst the scattered lives wrought by war. His daily odyssey through memories and newsfeeds is a stark reminder of the resilience required when home is a feeling, not just a place.

A Dream Interrupted by Conflict

In Sudan, the dreams of many university students, including Musab Khalil, a visually impaired student and father, have been continuously tested by political unrest, the COVID-19 pandemic, and recent war. Despite the relentless challenges, their resilience and hope shine through, even as the country’s educational sector grapples with unprecedented disruptions.

Close up: Wala’a Essam al-Boushi

In September 2019, Sudan’s first ministerial cabinet since the removal of the country’s longtime President Omar al-Bashir took its oath. Among the new cabinet members, Wala’a Essam al-Boushi, sworn in as Minister of Youth and Sports.

Relearning how to educate

For the last 30 years, Sudan’s education system suffered a significant decline, both in terms of infrastructure and the quality of education itself. The transitional government promised to transform the education system.