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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

A Very Short History of the Africa Cup of Nations

The big kick-off is nearly upon us. Just 11 months after that extraordinary Zambian triumph in Libreville, starting Saturday we have another month of football ahead as Africa’s top teams (and South Africa, there as hosts) fight it out to be Champions of Africa. We’ll be covering the tournament more intensively this time around, in

Monday, June 25th, 2012

In Sudan, women set the spark

The women of Sudan have had enough. On the evening of June 16, 2012, women dormitory residents at the University of Khartoum said, Enough is Enough. Girifna. We are disgusted; we have had enough.

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Yes, Sudan made movies

After a week of being bombarded with all sorts of “good news” from the horn of Africa regarding oil and bombings, I decided to use the weekend to search for days of normalcy in Sudan. No, I...

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Of Football Underdogs and Politricks

The knockout phase of the Cup of Nations started this weekend and by next Sunday we’ll have a new champion. Events in Port Said, along with the Zimbabwean match-fixing scandal have made it a dreadful week for...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

The Sudan Report

By Jonathan Faull* It is just over 100 days since ICC indicted genocidaire Field-Marshall Omer Al-Bashir, President of the defunct Republic stood center-stage in Juba to be deliriously cheered by his erstwhile enemies.  The world sighed at...

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

A road accident doesn’t make a revolution

Recent demonstrations in Sudan’s capital Khartoum over road conditions and traffic signals have led some observers in the West to speculate about the possibilities of a Egypt-style revolution there (see FT, BBC and Al Jazeera English, for example;...

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