Fundamentalist Muslim, turned hippie Sufi and fan of science. Total blogging junkie since 2006. Social entrepreneur and digital media and marketing consultant. Proud Sudanese and cultural nomad. Author of upcoming book on Islam and new media. Pro-democracy guitar-strumming activist. Loud and drop dead gorgeous. Fan of integral theory and spiral dynamics. Sarcastic Afro-Arab goofy genius. The High Priest of Mischief. Welcome. You've Been Warned! ;)
Latest posts by SudaneseDrima
Sudan: Sudanese Activist, Alim Boushi, Freed from Prison
A case that Sudanese bloggers have been highlighting in recent days, indicating the current repressive state of affairs in Sudan, is the arrest of the Sudanese political activist and engineer Mohamed Hassan Alim, nicknamed Boushi.
Sudan: President Announces North Will Be Ruled By Islamic Law If South Separates
As the referendum on whether or not Southern Sudan will separate approaches, a few Sudanese bloggers have been busy commenting on the future prospects of their country. Recent comments made by the Sudanese President, Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, about the implementation of Islamic Law in North Sudan if the South separates have sparked controversy
Sudan's First LGBT Rights Organization?
Throughout 2009, the Sudanese blogosphere has been in slumber mode. However, many previously inactive bloggers are blogging again along with new ones that have arrived on the scene recently, writes Sudanese Drima, who brings us the latest online discussions.
Sudanese Bloggers React to ICC Arrest Warrant for President
It's been more than two days since The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir making him the first sitting head of state to be charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. In this post, we delve into the reactions of the Sudanese blogosphere to this historic event.
Sudan: Mourning a Great Novelist and Musings on the ICC
After a long absence, a number of fascinating Sudanese bloggers, return to the blogosphere to rant, share their thoughts on recent events and vent. They're included in this roundup along with the usual suspects. After a frustrated rant about Khartoum International Airport's unhygienic condition, Sudanese Optimist mourned the passing of the respected and well-known Sudanese novelist, Al-Tayeb Saleh.
Sudan: Darfur and the Orphans of Mygoma
Sudanese bloggers on illegitimate children, Obama's victory, and the Muslim and Arab hypocrisy in regards to the Darfur conflict.
Sudan: Returning to Sudan, US Politics and New Media
In this round up of the Sudanese blogosphere, we delve into Sudanese commentaries on Sudan, US politics, and new media. It's good to see that the blogger, Path2Hope, finally overcame her writer's block. Apparently she needed a space to vent her anger after she returned to Sudan.
Sudan: YouTube Blocked
YouTube has been partially blocked for internet users in Sudan for reasons that are still unknown. Some Sudanese in the country report being able to access YouTube without any problems, while others report being sent to a page with the following message: "Sorry, this page has been blocked by National Telecommunication Corporation."
Sudan: Reactions to the ICC charges against al-Bashir
Since the ICC's prosecutor asked for an arrest warrant for President al-Bashir of Sudan a few days ago, there haven't been many big reactions in the Sudanese blogosphere (although we covered reactions of several bloggers elsewhere in Africa in this roundup). However, the Sudanese debate has been alive and full of passion on Facebook.
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...
Sudan: Sami al-Hajj Released, Khartoum Attacked
This round-up highlights the two most talked about recent topics in the Sudanese blogosphere. We will start with the release of the Sudanese al-Jazeera journalist Sami al-Hajj from Guantanamo Bay where he was held for six years without trial.
Sudan's Looming War
Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement may possibly collapse if the bad pile up of misfortunes continues, but before we go into that, let's proceed with the good news first. Drima is ecstatic about a new book by the Sudanese Muslim scholar Abdullahi An-Na'im whom Irshad Manji hosted as a guest recently at her latest initiative, the Moral Courage Project.
Sudan: The definition of a blogger and an open letter to the president
We begin this latest round-up of Sudanese blogosphere with, among other topics, a proposed definition of what a political blogger is and news of blogger Sudanese Returnee finally returning to the blogosphere after his three months long absence.
Sudanese Blogosphere Reaches New Milestone
The Sudanese blogosphere is starting to build momentum. Blogs written in English are quite active now, showing the genuine, diverse and raw face of Sudan to the world. On the other hand, blogs written in Arabic have mushroomed at another corner of this vast online space.
Sudan: The Aftermath of the Teddy Bear Circus
Not surprisingly, about a month ago the Sudanese blogosphere's main topic and attraction was the teddy bear circus which received a huge amount of global media attention.
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.
Sudan: When Death Becomes Normal
For most of us, witnessing someone’s death can be a traumatizing experience. However, when you’ve been surrounded by it for a long period of time, it’s just “one of those days” and no big deal. This is what SudaneseReturnee discovered after spending years abroad in Europe and upon returning to Juba, Southern Sudan, a place that witnessed two decades of bloody war.
Does anything good ever happen in Africa?
Our latest roundup of diverse topics and discussions taking place in the Sudanese blogosphere begins with a provocative question about Africa, which was posed to Sudanese blogger, Kizzie, "Does anything good ever happen there?"
Will Sudan Always be Africa's Largest Country?
As the Sudanese blogosphere continues to grow, we’re increasingly witnessing more activity and hearing more diverse voices coming from it. Allow me to take you into its recent conversations.
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...
Sudan: Movie Reviews, Being Single, Sudanese Rape Laws & Life Saving Stoves for Darfur
There is quite a lot to cover in this week’s round up of the Sudanese blogosphere: movie reviews, government reshuffle in South Sudan, Darfur Stoves Project, etc. We’ll first start with some Sudanese bloggers’ thoughts on recently released movies.