Southern Sudan Has a New Health Hazard

We begin this round up of the Sudanese blogosphere with Drima's announcement of the launching of Sudan's DailyVoices and Iraq's DailyVoices. He recently came back from a conference in which he was happy to meet Irshad Manji, a Canadian Muslim feminist.

Amjad seems happy too but for a different reason:

This morning I went to my interview at the American Embassy in Muscat for my student visa application. Have I mentioned that my final decision is to go for Texas Tech University? I got admitted to Texas Tech al-hamdulillah to a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering program.

… I gathered my documents & everything then went to the interview. It went very well al-hamdullah and everything was smooth.

He blogged about a new documentary on Darfur:

The documentary, Darfur Now, has been released yesterday, November the 2nd, on a limited release. I just hope I can get a copy to watch as soon as possible. I guess it's a good documentary to show those people who don't know about Darfur's issue, to show them & aware them of what is really happening in Darfur.

Daana, contemplated the idea of using clean and renewable energy to power Sudan:


Sudan is suffering widely from under-development and most areas of Sudan do not have access to basic services, let alone energy or power. Is it possible that we could convert to the use of alternative energy sources that we are so abundantly blessed with? After all we have plenty of water that is not being utilized, the sun shines all over the country almost all year long, and wind energy is easily produced.

Kizzie, Wholeheartedly-Sudaniya blogged about a Sudanese novelist:

I just heard about “Travelling with Djinns”, a book written by Jamal Mahjoub. Mahjoub was born in London to an English mother and a Sudanese father. He was brought up in London and Khartoum.

Dr. Konyokonyo tells us about a new annoying menace facing Southern Sudan:

Anyone who steps into Juba will definitely notice that there are as many motor cycles as there are people! It is utterly unbelievable.

Long time back, motor cycles are very few. Post CPA there is a flock of imports, especially new model call Senke. The bad side is that it is the young people, barely ten or or years who cruse around town in them. And there are the accidents.

Doctors know long time back that when the mangoes are in season, many children will be admitted to hospital with mango fractures, sustained due to a fall from a mango tree.

Now the trend is in the senke. They almost make accidents every single day. One time, they were really piled up at the traffic police station. What a menace! These young people also drove them while intoxicated.

Senke has become a health hazard.

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