Azza Mustafa Mohammed Ahmed, University of Khartoum
Who will present her PhD research on
Democracy and Political Parties in the Arab World. Case Study: Sudan and Lebanon
On this occasion, we will have the pleasure of receiving Pascal Boniface – the Director of the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS, Paris).
The present research examines democracy in the Arab World with an emphasis on comparing democracies in both of Sudan and Lebanon. It analyses the variance and similarity between the two cases; and identifies the political, social and cultural reasons and factors that led to the hindering of establishing democracy in Sudan in contrast to its relative success in Lebanon. The research examines the role of political parties and their discourses are compatible with their social and political objectives.
On August 23rd, CEDEJ Khartoum was pleased to organize a seminary on migration issues, through different perspectives, with the participation of:
Dr Idris Salam Hassan, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Khartoum and at the University of Africa, with a strong interest on migration/refugees/internally displaced people;
Ester Serra Mingot, PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in Maastricht University. She introduced her fieldwork in Sudan with Sudanese families, for her PhD on « Transnational Social Protection. How Sudanese migrants in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and their families in Sudan make use of social protection, locally and transnationally »;
Miralyne Zeghnoune, a Master 2 student in development practices at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. She presented her fieldwork in Sudan about Sudanese migrants. She initially started her fieldwork in France where she collected data on Sudanese migrants (migratory route, reasons for leaving, future projects, connections with the family in Sudan, etc.). In Khartoum, she has been studying these migrants’ family and entourage (initial project, administrative procedures, contacts with the migrant, etc.).
Alice Koumurian, Project Officer in CEDEJ Khartoum, introduced her fieldwork about the Syrian migrants who arrived after 2011 in Khartoum.
Le lundi 28 mars 2016, Khadidja MEDANI a présenté au CEDEJ les premiers résultats de son travail de terrain auprès des migrants centre-africains à Khartoum.
On Monday 28 March, Khadidja MEDANI has presented in CEDEJ her findings from her fieldwork with Central-African migrants in Khartoum.
By Khadidja MEDANI:
Student in a Master 1 in Geography at the University
Panthéon-Sorbonne, I am on a fieldwork about the Central African
community in Khartoum. The border between the Central African Republic and Sudan has always been porous and the Central African’s presence in Darfur is old. However, the migration of Central African in Khartoum seems to be more recent and linked with the troubles since the putsches of François Bozize and Michel Djotodia. This small community has still a low visibility and has not been studied since now. I focus my study on why and how they left the Central African Republic and came into Sudan. I try to find which networks lead them up to Khartoum and help to their integration. I also ask the question of the status of these migrants. This last point reveals a link between the refugees and the students. Actually, the main network for the Central African
to integrate them in Khartoum seems to be the International University of Africa. ◼
Vignettes tirées de la bande-dessinée « Tempête sur Bangui », de Didier Kassai, La Boîte à Bulles/Amnesty International, 2015.
On Sunday 31st January, Mariam Sharif presented in CEDEJ her M.A. thesis “Interaction between health Institutions in knowledge and medical practices in South Kordofan/Nuba Mountains“
This research focuses on nurses as one of actors who adopt knowledge and medical practices through their interaction with other health practitioners and health institutions in plural medical system. This interaction has been traced through nurses’ process of learning, getting tools and working under the conditions of complex emergencies in South Kordofan.
This research was aiming:
– to deploy qualitative methods (participant observation, narrative interviews) in order to elucidate the interaction of nurses in different health care systems and institutionalized medical knowledge and practices,
– to analyse the challenges for building public health services in conflict and post-war areas, and
– to probe the question how health services can facilitate non-violent social interaction and non-violent contest over resources. ◼
On Wednesday 27th January, Peter Miller hold his first seminar in CEDEJ Khartoum.
Peter Miller, masters student in Social Sciences at the University Paris VIII, presented a case study from his research “Marriage Strategies and Social-Spatial Identity Reconfigurations in Khartoum (Amarat)”, his fieldwork having been carried out with the support of the CEDEJ over the last 3 months. After the presentation we organized a round-table discussion on the analysis of his data. ◼