A First Round-Up of the Sudanese Blogosphere

Today in the Sudanese blogosphere, we notice a variety of opinions on different topics.

Black Kush from South Sudan has 2 posts entitled “How Egypt is woeing South Sudan” where you’ll find an interesting exchange between him and an Egyptian.

It was no surprise when the news came out that the Egyptian government has granted scholarships to South Sudanese to study there. It is not news for the obvious reasons.

Any common man in the streets of South Sudan knows what Egypt was after: the Nile. Egypt was so nervous about the Nile waters that it can do anything to avoid people use the water! The Egyptian involvement in South Sudan goes far back in history.


It will take more than Egyptian meddling and Arab World interference to change the course of history. The drive to make “unity attractive” is never going to work. South Sudanese need genuine effort of reconciliation, not thinly veiled attractive packages.

Black Kush also has another post about the big choice facing Southern Sudanese entitled “South Sudan: To separate or not to separate“. He discusses the pros and cons of separation in future posts.

With the CPA South Sudanese have for the first time the right to choose between unity and separation. South Sudanese have lost confidence in the successive governments that have dishonoured many aggreements and cannot be trusted. The South remained under-developed and marginalized.

The choice for unity is being played out by selling what is referred to as “making unity attractive”. In other words, if South Sudanese witness benefits and development during the six years of Government of National Unity, they will vote for unity.

On the other hand The Sudanese Thinker has a post about Sudanese human rights activist Taraji Mustafa’s interview with Al Arabiya regarding her Sudanese-Israeli friendship foundation. The post also mentions that Northern Sudanese have an issue of identity crisis and then points to 2 posts relating to that by Path2Hope and Precious.

Hipster also shares an interesting experience she had during an exhibition she went to.

..speaking of the MSM's neglect or rather marginalizing of the Darfur crisis, Reuters had a captivating photo gallery in the exhibition. Moving photos of Iraq, Iran, Palestine,Lebanon, among others were displayed. I fully expected to see a few photos of Sudan but I was immensely disappointed. Not a single shot depicting the misery in Darfur!!!

Last but not least, Mimz recently joined her fellow Sudanese bloggers and became the latest member of the growing Sudanese blogosphere.


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