Sudanese bloggers pay tribute to political hero

This week the two main topics the Sudanese blogged about are on the late politician and former vice president Dr. John Garang and Sudan's acceptance of the Darfur UN resolution.

Sudanese Returnee was one of those who blogged in honor of Dr. John Garang:

The late Dr. John Garang is probably the greatest Sudanese politician in history. A Christian and a southern Sudanese from the Dinka tribe, Garang had a different view of what the problems of Sudan really was, and a clear vision/solution to these problems.

Black Kush honored Dr. John Garang in another post of his own too:

Two years ago, the former freedom fighter and Vice President of the Sudan Dr. John Garang de Mabior died in a helicopter crash in the junlges of South Sudan. In his honour, the Sudanese lit candles, laid wreaths and pledged support of the CPA. However, the expectations of the peace is slowly turning into desparation.

Black Kush also blogged about Sudan's recent acceptance of the Darfur UN resolution:

Sudan has won a huge diplomatic coup with its acceptance of the new hybrid force for Darfur. UNAMID (United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur) will be a force that follows Sudanese demands: African structure, no chapter seven, no force disarmaments, no threat of sanctions. As the FM said, Resolution 1769 was made with their full consultation.

Kizzie wrote an excellent post about Sudanese inferiority complex.:

We constantly bring ourselves down. We dislike ourselves. We are always trying to be something we are not. We view ourselves as inferior and others as superior. We need to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery!

The dream of the average Sudanese girl is to marry well and have a lighter skin. Lighter skin is viewed as beautiful (Sudan is not the only one in this case!).

She also wrote a post about the poor Arab coverage of Darfur. In it she mentions Nabil Kassem, an Arab who made a documentary on Darfur called Jihad on Horseback.

The Sudanese Thinker, applied a simple SWOT analysis on Sudan.

Konyokonyo, a Southern Sudanese doctor in South Sudan wrote about the problem of alcoholism there:

Just a few days back my next door neighbour was found dead in his house. Friends say he had been drinking all the hight before. And the diagnosis: “ketuk”! Last week another guy was brought into my clinic, very sick, with signs of liver failure. He had a very long history of drinking.

There are many stories in Juba in the past, with very similar endings, like people being found dead under trees. Now the phenomenon has gone up several scales for the worse. Many people are talking about the epidemic of drinking in Juba, but nobody cares to do anything about it. The unfortunate thing is that people continue to drink during working hours, in the offices.

And last but not least, Amjad, a Sudanese in Oman is at it again with another movie review:

So yesterday evening I finally got the chance to watch The Simpsons Movie with a bunch of friends.

…All in all, the movie was very good, but if you didn't watch it yet, I recommend waiting for the DVD release. It is worth watching, but not worth being watched in the movies.


  • […] This week the two main topics the Sudanese blogged about are on the late politician and former vice president Dr.Sudanese bloggers pay tribute to political hero […]

  • Abraham Dau Nyok

    Dr Garang was the leader of centuries generations some time back and million of million generations a head of us his death was very unfortunate at the wrong time.Yet we have hope that his vision and mission will be sustain by southerners although his death was greatest tragedy to us.
    Furthermore I strongly suporting the intervention of UN troops in Darfur ,because Khartuom Government alway play contradictory bussiness to what they promised to international communites, they are mowaday practising a lot of inhumanity than before ,for example the number of militia recruitement is intensify in Darfur and south sudan and to asure you that is the main cause of genocide and lost of life in both mentioned areas.
    thanks for time
    mr Nyok
    sudanese refugee in AUstralia.

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