Sudan’s Western Salvation Road remains a mirage

Sudan’s Western Salvation Road remains a mirage

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

Mohamed Ali Fouad, Mercy of God Upon him in the eternal paradise, was a born mathematician, talented literary linguist and Masterful orator when he was in the first batch of Students at El-Fasher Secondary School in the former Darfur Province during the sixties of the twentieth century. He was originally from El-Geneina in Dar Masalit. I and other group of students lived in the Boarding School dormitory, headed and monitored by Mohammed Ali Fouad, as a senior student. The late Mohamed Ali Fouad was the resident engineer and supervisor of the road. People used to asking him incessantly  as to where was the “Road”, a kind of a question for a ridicule and sarcasm, emanating out of the frustration for the slow progress in the implementation of the road. He usually answered with wit and more cynicism: “The road on the way “! Sadly, Mohamed Ali Fouad died in a tragic car accident on the same road he supervised. The Western Trans-regional Salvation Road was a dream for the people of Darfur but in spite of the passage of time, it has not seen the light due to the procrastination of minority elites monopolizing power in the successive regimes in the centre Khartoum that ruled Sudan. Continue reading Sudan’s Western Salvation Road remains a mirage

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My Memories of Nyala City, dubbed al-Bihair, in South Darfur

 My Memories of Nyala City, dubbed al-Bihair, in South Darfur

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

I am writing about Nyala al-Bihair from a very different perspective than the disastrous events and atrocities continued plaguing the people of Sudan in Darfur and related to the issue/crisis of the region that I wrote about in my previous articles and books. This time I try to retrieve my memories of the City that my backpacker landed on two occasions the time-lapse between them Thirty-Seven odd years! Continue reading My Memories of Nyala City, dubbed al-Bihair, in South Darfur

My memories of El-Geneina the Seat of the Dar Masalit Sultanate in the Darfur Province

My memories of El-Geneina the Seat of the Dar Masalit Sultanate in the Darfur Province

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

El-Geneina the Seat of the Sultanate of Dar Masalit

El Geneina, the capital of the Sultanate of Dar Masalit located on the banks of the great Valley (Wadi) Kaja. Moreover, this may have arisen after the Sultanate moved its capital from the ancient capital city of historical Dergail. Dergail was the first capital of the Sultanate of Dar Masalit (1870 -1920 AD). The Masalit have a unique administrative system linking the tribe with a strong bond that does not neglect any individual in the tribe. The administrative hierarchy is pyramid shaped. It begins at the top by the Sultan, who represents Summit. After the Sultan come in a descending order the Firshas- plural of Firsha-, Umdas, Damalij (singular Dimlij), Sheikhs, Khalifas (singular Khalifa) and Warang. This administrative system empowered the members of the tribe as one part of a heart, one powerful hand, and a cohesive group for collective responsibility. The distance between the country’s capital Khartoum and the city (El Geneina), capital of Dar Masalit is about 1200 km (745.7 miles). El-Geneina City is about 350 kilometres from El-Fasher and only 27 kilometres from the Chadian borders. It is located 800 metres above sea level. Continue reading My memories of El-Geneina the Seat of the Dar Masalit Sultanate in the Darfur Province

تاريخ التسلسل الزمنى للإجتجاجات السياسية الدارفورية ضد الظلم وعدم المساواة فى السودان

محمود ابكر سليمان

تاريخ التسلسل الزمنى للإجتجاجات السياسية الدارفورية ضد الظلم و عدم المساواة فى السودان
تأريخ حركات دارفور الإحتجاجية ضد ظلم الحكومات المركزية المتعاقبة فى الخرطوم
ظهرت فى إقليم دارفور بوادر الثورة والرفض في وقت مبكر نتيجة تنامى الوعي السياسى حول الحقوق و الواجبات والإحساس بالغبن تجاه المركز والظلم الذي ربما مُورس ضد الإقليم حتى في ظل الحكم الإستعمارى الإنجليزى حيث كان جلّ موظفي الدولة آنذاك و من بعد من الشمال النيلي حصرياً.
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Al-Bashir’s Futile Decree 158 Fell short of Demands of Sudanese who are ahead to oust him

Al-Bashir’s Futile Decree 158 Fell short of Demands of Sudanese who are ahead to oust him

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

This article comes against the backdrop of the Decree number 158 of 2014 passed by the National Congress Party (NCP) president Marshal Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir to regulate the activities of Sudanese political parties. The people of Sudan are extremely sick and tired of al-Bashir’s never-ending fruitless never-implemented decrees. From the outset, the decree gave a slap on those who have illusions about al-Bashir’s decrees. The decree stated that it prohibited any meetings of political parties within their party premises without prior permission from the authorities! The satirists jocularly said it seems that the National Dialogue of Omer al-Bashir has become an (April Fool’s) and a trap for the opposition; but only managed to catch in its  trap the ones of the right size. That prey turned out to be just (Hassan Abdullah al-Turabi)! Continue reading Al-Bashir’s Futile Decree 158 Fell short of Demands of Sudanese who are ahead to oust him

My memories in Kutum the capital city of the North Darfur rural council

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My memories in Kutum the capital city of the North Darfur rural council

By Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman

I am writing about the town of Kutum from a very different perspective than the disastrous events and atrocities continued plaguing the people of Sudan in Darfur and related to the issue/crisis of the region that I wrote about in my previous articles and books. This time I try to retrieve my memories in that town where I received my Primary Education at a time educational opportunities were scarce in the Darfur Province generally and North Darfur in particular. In this regard, I shall give a description of the town of Kutum where I started my education in the late fifties of the twentieth century. Continue reading My memories in Kutum the capital city of the North Darfur rural council

Sudan’s al-Bashir turned his Massacre Machine against Darfuri University Students

Sudan’s al-Bashir turned his Massacre Machine against Darfuri University Students

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

This article is part of a series of articles that I have been writing on the central issue of the people of Sudan in the region of Darfur. It comes against the backdrop of the brutal bloody attack carried out by the forces of evil and thugs and henchmen belong to the war criminal, fugitive from the international justice, perpetrator of genocide in Darfur, the tyrant Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir on the Darfur Students Association members at the University of Khartoum on March 10, 2014. The massacre began when the Gathering of Darfur Students’ Associations in Universities and Higher Education Institutes set up a seminar for a peaceful discussion to expose the falsehood, and the lies of alleged national dialogue, which Omar al-Bashir put forward to the Sudanese people to participate in it. Nevertheless, the intention of the (NCP) government was conspiracy to suppress the public who attended the seminar; most of them were students from Darfur.

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