What happened on December 31st, 2005 by Adam Ahmed, Sudan

It was a cold evening in Mustafa Mahmoud Square, in the middle of Cairo, Egypt. I was sitting among almost 3,000 asylum seekers from Sudan and South Sudan; we were there for a sit-in against the United Nation Commission for Refugee’s (UNHCR) new policy toward Sudanese and South Sudanese refugees in Egypt. The square is … Continue reading What happened on December 31st, 2005 by Adam Ahmed, Sudan

About Borders and Prejudice, by Marwa from Sudan

It is said that where we find our hearts, we find our homes, but I see it as a limitation to hearts as well as to homes, just like limiting lands with borders and calling them countries. This is not a story of love and prejudice, but rather of geopolitics and globalization. It begins in … Continue reading About Borders and Prejudice, by Marwa from Sudan

Dashiki by Khalid Siraj Aldeen, Sudan

Wearing my headphones, I hopped onto public transport. Peaking my head up as soon as I left, I was surprised by the passengers staring at me. It was as if I had committed a grave mistake. Followed by their gaze, I took a step back to review my stance. It had only been few seconds … Continue reading Dashiki by Khalid Siraj Aldeen, Sudan

Elections by Mohamed Abubakr

Growing up in the Islamist autocracy that is Sudan, all I ever wanted was to experience and participate in a fair, democratic election— to see the masses lined up to elect whoever wins the hearts and minds of the majority, to know we will all be ok afterwards regardless of who will win, to have … Continue reading Elections by Mohamed Abubakr

Hijabs, Basketball and Equality by Asma Elbadawi, Sudan

My name Is Asma Elbadawi, I am a Basketball player, Coach, Artist and spoken word poet from Sudan. I am also an activist: I am campaigning for the International Basketball Federation to extend its 2 year preliminary rule which allows players in turbans, hijabs, and other religious headgear to play, and to apply this rule … Continue reading Hijabs, Basketball and Equality by Asma Elbadawi, Sudan