The culture history of the Republic of the Sudan

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Drawing The Line Between Islam and Ethnicity
By Nhial Bol, IPS, 3 April 1995. The Popular Arab and Islamic Conference (PAIC) ended here on Sunday—along racial lines because of a campaign to delete the word ‘Arab’ from the name of the PAIC, an organisation Sudan’s spiritual leader Dr. Hassan Abdalla al Turabi helped to form in 1991 to defend the interests of Muslims in the post-Cold War era. Arab and Islam must be separated in the PAIC’s name because an African and a Muslim would otherwise not fit into the organisation.
The Plight Of Learners In Sudan
By Yahya el Hassan, Panafrican News Agency, 7 December 2000. In recent years a villagers have a new complaint: delays in the payment of teachers’ salaries accumulated over several months. To pacify them, the local authority dishes out token fees to keep school bells ringing. But the proud teachers do not always accept to live on these handouts and opt for strikes like employees in other sectors.
A Reflection of Khartoum’s Culture
By Rovianne Matovu, New Vision, (Kampala), 30 November 2001. The exhibition in Tulifanya of leading Sudanese artists Hussein Halfawi and El Tayib. Halfawi’s painings reflect Sudan’s rich heritage going back to a very ancient civilisation, which is the oldest in the whole of Africa. Tayib also draws upon the brilliant colours and symbols of Nubian art and culture, especially the Farise.

The history of superstition in the Republic of Sudan

Clashes Over Church Services
UN Integrated Regional Information Network (Nairobi), 13 April 2001. Protesting Sudanese Christians from the South were arrested in Khartoum in clashes with the police. They were protesting a government order to transfer Easter services from central Khartoum to the suburbs, which aimed to avoid clashes between Moslems and Christians.