Archives de catégorie : CEDEJ-Khartoum

Seminar – by Prof. Atta El-Battahani: « Post-US Sanction Sudan: Which Way? »

Since National Islamic Front (NIF) ascendancy to power in 1989, radical Islamists known since then as Inqaz regime, managed to stave off both internal and external threats to power, demonstrating a recombinant capacity in Hydamann’s term. With Sudan losing its oil revenue in 2011with secession of South Sudan, the government made a lot of fuss about negative impact of US imposed sanction on its dependent economy that became even more vulnerable to outside volatile economic and financial changes. 

In January 2017 and before leaving office President Barak Obama eased some economic sanctions imposed on the country since 1990s and in October 2017 President Donald Trump finally lifted economic sanctions imposed on Sudan. How would competing power circles appropriate lifting of sanctions, capture expected rents and spoils and effect re-alignment of forces? What is the likely impact of lifting of economic scenarios on regime survival or reform?

This paper argues that post-sanctions represent a challenge for NCP/NIF ‘dominant’ fraction of Northern Arab-Muslism bourgeoise leaving the door open for ‘reformist’ elements to ponder for how long they would bear the cost of supporting al-Bashir autocracy who is backed by rentier, crony capitalists. While external actors haunted by security vacuum are likely to attempt mediate and encourage peaceful rather than violent change, one lesson learned from past experience is that external pressures never deliver credible regime change by themselves, meaningful regime change must be embedded in and led by internal democratic forces. As things stand now, the likelihood of such eventuality is rather remote.    

Atta El-Battahani is a Professor in Political Science, Political Economy; educated at Khartoum University (Sudan) and Sussex University (Britain). Earlier, he served as Head Department of Political Science, Faculty of Economics, University of Khartoum; as Manager and Senior Advisor for International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) in Sudan.

He has extensive research experience and has published on Development Impact of Ethnic and Religious Conflicts in African Societies; Governance and state institutional reform in Africa and the Middle East; conflict and Cooperation in the Nile Valley; Gender Politics; Peripheral Capitalism and Political Islam;  Elections and Political Transitions, and Democracy Deficit in the Arab World.

El-Battahani is Editor-in-Chief of Sudan Journal of Economic and Social Studies.

CEDEJ Khartoum is located in Khartoum 2 (street 59), not too far from Ozone. The closest « famous » building is an hospital : mustachfa « Jaber Abu el 3eez », mustachfa sukari (for diabetes). Our centre is at the second floor (there is a « CEDEJ » sign on the balcony).

Call for paper/Appel à contribution « Djibouti dans le monde du 21e siècle »

Appel à contribution  en vue de la publication d’un ouvrage sur Djibouti. Il portera le titre « Djibouti dans le monde du 21e siècle. Une Terre d’accueil, un Territoire de transit, un Etat en transition ». Il sera coordonné par Aden Omar Abdillahi (Institut des Etudes Politiques et Stratégiques du Centre d’Etude et de Recherche de Djibouti, CERD) et Jean-Nicolas Bach (CEDEJ Khartoum).

Appel à contribution-ouvrage sur Djibouti

Sudan Archive Visiting Library Fellowship, Durham University, 2018

This residential fellowship (Apr-June 2018) carries a small grant, accommodation and meals, and is a valuable research opportunity for doctoral students studying in Sudan, South Sudan, or the wider East Africa region, and whose research would be significantly supported by two months Sudan University at Durham University. More details are provided in the notice.

 

Sudan Archive Visiting Library Fellowship

Applications are welcomed from doctoral students studying Sudan, South Sudan, or the wider East Africa region, whose research would be significantly supported by two months’ study of materials held in the Sudan Archive at Durham University. The Fellowship will commence in April 2018.

The Sudan Archive was founded in 1957, the year after Sudanese independence, to collect and preserve the papers of administrators from the Sudan Political Service, missionaries, sol diers, business men, doctors, agriculturalists, teachers and others who had served or lived in the Sudan (now Sudan and South Sudan) during the Anglo Egyptian Condominium (1898 – 1955). There is also a significant amount of Mahdist material , papers relating to the military campaigns of the 1880s and 1890s, and also the post – independence period up to the present day. The Archive holds substantial numbers of papers relating to Egypt and African states bordering on Sudan and South Sudan. Most of the material is in English, with a small amount in Arabic. A summary of the collection is available online at https://www.dur.ac.uk/library/asc/sudan .

The Fellowship entitles the holder to full access to departmental and other University facilities such as Computing and Information Services, the University Library, and of course the Sudan Archive. The Fellowship carries a modest grant of £300, but also includes accommodation and all meals for the duration of the Fellowship. The Fellow will reside at Grey College during the Easter term 23 April-22 June 2018. The Fellow will also be encouraged to participate with the activities of the university’s Centre for Contemporary African History https://centreforcontemporaryafricanhistory.com.

Applicants should send a CV (of no more than 2 pages) and a two to three-page outline of their proposed research. Applicants should also arrange at the same time for their academic supervisor to send (directly) an academic reference supporting their application. These submissions should preferably be made by e-mail, and must arrive by 17:00 GMT Friday 1 December 2017.

The Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund will cover the international travel costs of successful applicants who are citizens of Sudan/South Sudan and who are resident in Sudan, South Sudan or a neighbouring country.

pg.library@durham.ac.uk

Sudan Archive Visiting Library Fellowship, Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN, United Kingdom

« Le Soudan, pays de destination? Le cas des Syriens arrivés après 2011 à Khartoum »

CEDEJ Khartoum and Observatoire de l’Afrique de l’Est are our pleasure to share with you the latest report of the Observatoire de l’Afrique de l’Est, written by Alice Koumurian: « Le Soudan, pays de destination? Le cas des Syriens arrivés après 2011 à Khartoum », Note d’actualité n°3.

Arrivée d’un stagiaire

Le CEDEJ Khartoum est heureux  de vous annoncer l’arrivée de Vladimir Cayol. Il sera présent au CEDEJ jusqu’au 31 mars 2018. Il travaillera sur la mise en oeuvre du processus de Khartoum. Il tachera dans le cadre d’une publication à venir de comprendre comment ce programme se met en place à l’échelle locale et comment se coordonnent les différents acteurs chargés de le mettre en oeuvre.

Colloque de l’Observatoire de l’Afrique de l’Est du 19 octobre 2017 : AFRIQUE DE L’EST : SURPRENANTES ÉLECTIONS DANS UN ENVIRONNEMENT TROUBLÉ

Le CEDEJ -Khartoum est heureux de vous annoncer que la journée d’étude « AFRIQUE DE L’EST : SURPRENANTES
ÉLECTIONS DANS UN ENVIRONNEMENT
TROUBLÉ » organisée par l’Observatoire de l’Afrique de l’Est se tiendra le 19 octobre au CERI (56 rue Jacob, 75006 Paris) le 19 octobre 2017

Colloque Observatoire Afrique Est 19 octobre 2017

Les Rendez-vous de l’Histoire du monde arabe – Frontière(s), 18-21 mai 2017

Dans le cadre des « Rendez-vous de l’Histoire du monde arabe – Frontière(s) », les 18-21 mai 2017 à l’Institut du Monde Arabe, nous sommes heureux de signaler la tenue de la Carte blanche suivante:

« Syrie, Soudan, Palestine : des territoires d’État démantelés ou réordonnés ? « 

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Conférence – Sortir des élections ou des élections pour sortir des crises, Afrique centrale, Afrique de l’Est et Région des Grands Lacs

SORTIR DES ÉLECTIONS OU DES ÉLECTIONS POUR SORTIR DES CRISES, AFRIQUE CENTRALE, AFRIQUE DE L’EST ET RÉGION DES GRANDS LACS »

Journées organisées par Lam-UPPA Visio-conf : LAM IEP bordeaux, IFRA Nairobi.

6 et 7 juin 2017, PAU

Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour Salle du Conseil, bâtiment recherche, Faculté de Droit Gestion et Economie

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SEMINAR – Syrians in Khartoum, by Alice Koumurian and Vivian Hartlief

CEDEJ Khartoum is pleased to organize a seminar on Sunday, May 7th, 2 pm, on Syrians in Khartoum by Alice Koumurian and Vivian Hartlief.

Alice Koumurian, Project officer in CEDEJ Khartoum, will present her research :

« Sudan: a Destination Country? The Case of Syrians Who Have Arrived After 2011 in Khartoum »

Summary :

Situated in the Horn of Africa, Sudan is at the heart of a particularly complex migration system. Sudan is affected by large influx of Eritrean, Ethiopian, Somali and South Sudanese migration flows. Furthermore, it is equally affected by large-scale internal displacements and therefore must face possible departure of its own citizens.

This study focuses on a particular group that recently augmented these flows: that of Syrians who have arrived in Sudan after 2011 and whose profile and aspirations still remain largely unknown. Since Sudan is one of the very few countries still granting them a visa-free entry into its territory, there has been an uninterrupted flow of Syrians to Sudan after the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in 2011.

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PhD Seminar – Practices of social control and construction of public authority : comparative perspectives from Lagos to Khartoum, by Lucie REVILLA

On Thursday 20th April 2017, at 1 pm, Lucie REVILLA, a French PhD student at Sciences Po Bordeaux University, will present her PhD research in CEDEJ Khartoum on:

« Practices of social control and construction of public authority : comparative perspectives from Lagos to Khartoum »

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Field notebook: fieldwork in Sudan about ritual animal death

As part of their joint research program “Ritual animal death: circulations of standards and of representations. Comparative approach between France, Bulgaria (Balkans) and Sudan”, Alice Franck, Geographer and Coordinator of CEDEJ Khartoum, and two other researchers – Jean Gardin, Geographer and Assistant professor in Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University, and Olivier Givre, Anthropologist and Assistant professor in Lyon 2 University – have conducted a fieldwork in Khartoum, from August 20th to September 3rd, on the topic of ritual animal death.

For this purpose, they have met with a wide range of Sudanese actors: livestock traders, butchers, slaughterers, exporters, organizations in charge of the establishment of standards/norms (health or religious), charitable organizations, as well as veterinary services.

CEDEJ Khartoum has supported their fieldwork in Sudan.

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« Observatoire de l’Afrique de l’Est », on April 6th 2017 in Hendaya (France)

CEDEJ Khartoum is pleased to announce that the next Seminar of « Observatoire de l’Afrique de l’Est » (Observatory East Africa) will be held (in French) on April 6th, 2017 in Hendaya, Basque Country/France, in the famous Abbadia Castle and in the Auditorium of Hendaya.

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CONFERENCE – « Une étude sur le Soudan : articuler recherches de terrain et approche formaliste du droit », par Philippe Gout

Le vendredi 17 mars 2017, Philippe Gout a présenté sa recherche doctorale à l’Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales (IHEI):

« Une étude sur le Soudan :
articuler recherches de terrain
et approche formaliste du droit »

 

Philippe Gout est doctorant à l’Université Paris 2-Panthéon-Assas et chercheur invité au Max Plank Institute de Halle-Wittenberg. Il a aussi été boursier du CEDEJ Khartoum.