In The MC Erny Gallery: “Holding on to Tradition: A View of Changing Cultures”

In their exhibition “Holding on to Tradition: A View of Changing Cultures,” photographer Barbara Michael and painter/photographer Evin Leek explore cultural changes in pre-war Yemen and post-war Guatemala. Through paintings, photographs, and displays of traditional clothing, these artists offer a view into the daily lives of two unique cultures. Although they are geographically distanced, both

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Sudan: Social Development Sector Economic Empowerment Strategy for Disabled

The Social Development and Culture Sector, chaired by, Prof. Somaia Abu-Kashawa reviewed, Wednesday, in its meeting, at the Council of Ministers, the Economic empowerment strategy for the disabled which presented by the State Minister for Labor, Khaled Hassan. The strategy affirmed the state’s concern over the employment of the persons with disability and provision of

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Peace monitors urge private sector to help spur growth in S. Sudan

South Sudan’s peace monitors on Wednesday called on the business community to take on their critical role of being key drivers in the growth of the economy and in the quest for peace in the country. Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Deputy Chairperson Augostino Njoroge said the private sector growth is critical to the

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Feature: S. Sudan’s refugees pushed to the edge of survival amid declining external support

Thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in the South Sudanese capital of Juba have been pushed to the margins due to lack of basic necessities like food, clothing and water. During a recent interview with Xinhua, the internally displaced population revealed that their survival is at stake due to harsh living conditions in the

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Diaspora Voices Missing in South Sudan Dialogue, Activists Say

Activists are criticizing a South Sudan peace initiative for leaving a major group out of the discussions. The initiative, known as the High Level Revitalization Forum, is aimed at reviving South Sudan’s stalled 2015 peace agreement, and it is supposed to draw together a wide range of voices, experiences and positions. Reuben Garang, a Canadian-South

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Atlantic council meeting with religious leaders in Sudan

SMC- American delegation (Atlantic council) headed by Mary c Yates and group of economic, political and social experts held a meeting in the Vatican embassy in Khartoum, with religious leader in Sudan. Mary c Yates the head of the Atlantic council in Sudan talked about the goals of this council and the explained that this

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Japan Continues to Support Sudan Community Projects

SMC- The Japanese ambassador to Khartoum, Hideki Ito, reiterated his country’s continued support for community, security and stability projects carried out by the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (DDRC) in a number of states, expressing gratitude with the good results achieved by the projects on the ground. Following his meeting with the delegation of the DDRC

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Sudan Delegation in Addis Ababa to Resume Two Areas Talks

SMC- The government delegation to the negotiations of the two regions, headed by the Assistant President of the Republic, Ibrahim Mahmoud, and a number of leaders of the government of national reconciliation, as well as representatives of the military and security apparatus, have arrived the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday evening,  to resume negotiations with the

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Hassan Makki: Egypt supports Eritrea to attack neighboring countries

SMC- Professor Hassan Mekki, an expert on the Horn of Africa issues has revealed that the economy of Eritrea has been greatly affected by Sudan’s closure of border crossings. Speaking to SMC Mekki said “The state of Eritrea has become hungry because it was funded from Sudan and now, after the closure of the crossings,

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Darfur Leaders Support Abolishing Four Freedoms Agreement with Egypt

SMC- Darfur leaders confirm their support for the popular movement calling for the cancellation of the “four freedoms” agreement with Egypt because of its intransigence in implementing the agreement, despite Sudan’s commitment to it. Speaking to the SMC MP Tayeb Khamis, a member of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said, “The Egyptian citizen in

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