On New Year’s Day 1956 the Republic of the Sudan was born. It stood on the foundations of many African kingdoms in Nubia, Darfur, Kordofan, Blue Sultanate and South Sudan.Read More
First of all, I wish to express, on behalf of the President and the people of South Africa, our deepest condolences to the governments and peoples of France, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Kenya, Iraq, Nigeria and other victims of terror and violence throughout the world over the past few months.
These acts of terror and violence remind us that it is no exaggeration to say that the world has entered a new era of disorder. As South Africans we recall the days of the early 1990s, when we gained our freedom, when the Cold War ended and we all looked forward to a new world order of peaceful co-existence between States, where human rights, human security and democratisation would be promoted in an international rules-based system.
On 4th August 2015, Dr. Khalid Elmubarak, Press Attache' at the Embassy of Sudan in London, wrote as a reply to Mrs. Patricia Parker's comment on the recent migrants' crisis in Calais:
Human Rights Watch deserves respect because it stood against the grain during the G. Bush presidency and said that the crisis in Darfur was not a Genocide.
However, the report entitled Sudan: Silencing Women Rights Defenders, dated March 23, 2016 about Sudanese women is flawed, incomplete and selective. It did not mention that Sudanese women have campaigned for and won equal pay for equal work, the right to vote, 32% of seats in Parliament (130 MPs), representation in the Cabinet, 14 Ambassadors, appointments in the Judiciary ( unlike neighbouring Middle Eastern countries) including the High Court and legal advisors to the President. 67% of higher education students are women, 41% of legal attorneys as well as 17% of police officers are women.