A Sudanese Touristic Destination and Sudanese-American Soccer

These last few weeks there was no distinct event that captured the attention of the Sudanese blogosphere. So, what I have here for you today is a nice and simple roundup of random posts from Sudanese blogs. Let's get started, shall we?

Amjad, who is now currently studying in the United States, blogged about the existence of something called the Sudanese-American Soccer League (SASL). Yes, there's actually one in America.

Colorado (blue) vs. Irving (red & white)
With the number of Sudanese-Americans growing, the Sudanese communities here have decided to create a soccer league for the Sudanese communities all over the United States. There is a good number of Sudanese-Americans in different states in the US, and so it was a good idea for each community in each state to establish its own team and join the Sudanese-American Soccer League (SASL).

Drima blogged about Obama's historic victory with excitement and gave his analysis for why he thinks the next President of the United States will be a Democrat:

We knew this was coming for a while. Win or lose, Obama has achieved the seemingly unachievable

… We’ve still got many months to go and a lot can happen. Potential controversies and campaign management on both sides will of course also be two factors in the final outcome, but at the end of the day, by looking at the midterm election results and the current circumstances, I’d say America is in the mood for a Donkey president.

JohnAkec in Southern Sudan shared his thoughts on a speech he attended by Mr. Pagan Amum, the secretary general of Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM):

In his approximately one hour speech, Pagan Amum did not mince his word but put the responsibility for the Abyei’s carnage squarely at the door of NCP and president Omer Al Bashir: “All these atrocities were committed by the so called People’s Armed Forces which never fired a single bullet against a foreign army since Sudan’s independence in 1956!….President Bashir is responsible for the death and displacement of 100 thousand Abyei citizens 100% ” he told his cheering audience. I agreed with comrade Pagan 100%.

Sudanese Returnee told us that he's still safe and alive after returning to Southern Sudan and being absent from his blog for an extended period of time:

It looks like ages since I last posted anything from Juba, so much that I did not know what to blog about…

First there was the National Census that I so much longed to be part of. I am told the guys came home, but I am not too sure I have been counted.

Then came the SPLM Second National Convention (splmtoday.com) which I believe was historic to the SPLM.

And Khartoum got hit but JEM, Khartoum hit Abyei and SPLM re-elects Kiir as Chairman.

Juba is changing everyday. I promise to send you pics of before and after some time soon.

As for now, just wanted to show the blogsphere that i’m alive.

Rara Avis is still too busy to blog she says:

Since my last malnutritioned post, I have been so preoccupied with my busy academic and friends-full life, that I could only browse and browse and read other peoples’ blogs and not updating mine.

Last but not least, allow me to leave you with these pictures of touristic destinations in Port Sudan. Kizzie blogged them:

Yes this post contains some shameless Sudan-promotion, but it's a beautiful country and you should visit Sudan it sometime. Sudan is not exactly on your list of “must visit countries” , but put aside your list for a bit and look at the pictures.

This is not about Sudan, but this is about port Sudan, one of Sudan's most beautiful cities.

It's the perfect place to visit….friendly locals, nice beaches, one of the world's best diving areas, nice hotels and resorts and the city is very tourist-friendly.

Remember, tourism is always good for the locals:)


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