Sudan revolution Archive

Recording testimonies since December 2018

Statement of Purpose

As regards the events that have unfolded since 19thDecember 2018 which have led to radical alterations on the Sudanese political scene, a vast number of documents have been circulating, most especially on social media. These have had a strong influence on the mobilization of the Sudanese population.

Due to the fragile and fleeting nature of such mediums, Sudanese and foreign researchers have deemed it of the highest importance to record testimonies of the events that have taken place over the past four months (photographs and videos) as well as political statements of different orders (texts, drawings, signs, photographs, songs, videos, etc.) that have been circulating in Sudan before some of these documents are irremediably lost.

The database, set up under the coordination of the French research institute in Sudan, CEDEJ-Khartoum (a public research institution affiliated to the National Council for Scientific Research – CNRS), will serve as a means of conserving facets of Sudanese history and serve as a tool for future research. CEDEJ Khartoum as a research institution based in Sudan is well versed in research on the two Sudans.

Tasks allocated to the Sudan Revolution Archive

A)    Collecting

  • The first task of the Sudan Revolution Archive (SRA) is to collect documents, with an emphasis on gathering the largest number of sources, both in terms of political affiliations and geographical locations.
  • CEDEJ Khartoum will coordinate data collection.

B)    Archiving

  • A database will be set up to reference all relevant documents and will allow for the exploration of the collection under a variety of criteria (dates, locations, etc.).
  • A platform has been created and funded by AGS Co.This will enable the uploading of various forms of documents (texts, drawings, signs, photographs, songs, videos, etc.) and ensure their safe preservation.

C)    Sharing

  • The SRA database will be open-access and, pending the stabilization of the political situation in Sudan, will constitute a basis for further collaboration with all Sudanese institutions should they wish to make use of it.
  • CEDEJ Khartoum will guarantee free access to the SRA database and ensure its exclusive use for non-commercial purposes.
  • As the most convenient short term solution, the database will be hosted on a server made available by AGS Co.[Utilisate1] , until a permanent solution can be found.

Guidelines for the Sudan Revolution Archive

D)    Which documents ?

  • Documents will be selected according to their historical significance, in the knowledge that the fluidity of the situation in Sudan imposes that the largest array of documents should be collected, while further developments arise.
  • When necessary, documents shall be sent by their creator, in order to avoid proprietary issues.

E)    How to send documents ?

  • Documents can be either :
  • Documents shall be sent accompanied with the following information :
    • The source of production ;
    • The date of production ;
    • The location ;
    • The medium of circulation (WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.) ;
    • The themes contained in any given document (as a basis for indexation of the document) ;
    • A short commentary (as a basis for indexation of the document).

F)    How to access the Sudan Revolution Archive ?

G)   How to collaborate with the Sudan Revolution Archive project ?

Dossier spécial soudan (noria) – “retour sur les dynamiques révolutionnaires soudanaises”

Dear all, 

We are pleased to share with you this special issue on Sudan just published by NORIA, coordinated by Clément Deshayes, Margaux Etienne and Khadidja Medani. A beautiful illustration of CEDEJ Khartoum affiliated researchers great work.

Second Part next week.

Slavery and Slave Trade in Ethiopia and Beyond

SLAFNET Summer School
15-18 April 2019
Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University

Program :
* Monday, 15 : Trends in the study of slavery and slave trade in Africa.
* Tuesday, 16 : Graduate workshop on History and Memory.
* Wednesday, 17 : Visit to the National Archives of Ethiopia; Graduate workshop on Literature and Orality; Film screening at Alliance Ethio-française.
* Thursday, 18 : Public roundtable on the New perspectives in the study of slavery and slave trade in Ethiopia; Graduate workshop on Abolition.

Position of senior researcher – The nordic africa institute

The Nordic Africa Institute’s African Scholar Program is targeted at researchers based in Africa who need time and a conducive environment for finishing and writing up their ongoing research. It offers a Senior Researcher position at the Nordic Africa Institute for the duration of 12 months. The Nordic Africa Institute is looking for a qualified researcher from African universities and research institutions with demonstrable research interest.

The Senior Researcher under the Institute’s African Scholar Program will develop and execute research projects within at least one of the institute’s research thematic areas, namely:

  • Inclusive growth, poverty and inequality in urban and rural Africa
  • Climate change and sustainable development
  • Conflict, security and democratic transformation
  • Mobility and migration
  • Gender equaliy

The successful candidate might use the period of his/her employment at NAI to complete on-going research, develop new research projects, or complete articles, books or monograph manuscripts. The scholar-researcher should take advantage of the intellectual and logistical resources of the Nordic Africa Institute and expect to contribute meaningfully towards actualizing NAI’s vision and mandate in return.

Closing date for applications : 8 April 2019.

More information on the position here.

Seminar Agnès levallois

CEDEJ Khartoum Next Seminar:


Gulf countries: a common diplomacy? Common interests and divergences

Venue – CEDEJ Khartoum – Tuesday 26 February – 3pm

Agnès LEVALLOIS is an expert in the Arab-Muslim World and Mediterranean issues. In addition to her consulting activities, she is also Vice-President of the Mediterranean and Middle East Research Institute (iReMMO), and a member of the editorial board of Confluences Méditerranée. She devoted a part of her career to activities in the world of journalism and information.

Agnès LEVALLOIS est experte du monde arabo-musulman et des questions méditerranéennes. Outre ses activités de consultante, elle occupe également la vice-présidence de l’institut de Recherche et d’études Méditerranée Moyen-Orient (iReMMO) et est membre du comité de rédaction de la revue Confluences Méditerranée. Elle a consacré une partie de sa carrière à des activités dans le monde du journalisme et de l’information.
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). 

15.587513, 32.535053

“The Future of the Red Sea” – International COnference – Observatoire Afrique de l’Est, Paris 14 March

Journée d’étude dans le cadre de l’Observatoire de l’Afrique de l’Est en partenariat avec le CEDEJ Khartoum et la Direction générale des relations internationales et de la stratégie (DGRIS).

9h15 – 9h30 : Introduction à la journée d’étude

Roland Marchal, Sciences Po-CERI/CNRS et Jean-Nicolas Bach, CEDEJ Khartoum

9h30 – 11h00 : La Mer rouge vue par des acteurs distants

Présidence : Fatiha Dazi-Heni, IRSEM, IEP de Lille

Seyyed Hamze Safavi, Université de Téhéran
View of Iran’s foreign policy sector toward the Persian Gulf and the Horn of Africa : interests and challenges

Laurent Bonnefoy, Sciences Po-CERI/CNRS, Paris
Oman : conceptualisation et opérationnalisation d’une politique étrangère singulière au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique

11h00 – 11h15 : Pause-café

11h15 – 12h45 : Visions régionales discordantes

Présidence : Clélie Nallet, IFRI, Paris

Harry Verhoeven, Oxford University – China-Africa Network
Riyal Politik? Gulf States and Changing Conceptions of Regional Order in the Red Sea and Horn of Africa

Michael Woldemariam, Boston University, Pardee School of Global Studies
The Regional Implications of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Rapprochement: Continuity and Change in the New Horn of Africa

13h00 – 14h30 : Déjeuner

14h30 – 16h00 : A la marge ou au centre des nouveaux enjeux

Présidence : Jean-Nicolas Bach, CEDEJ Khartoum

Alsir Sidahmed, Consultant international et journaliste
Sudan: Scenarios for a Red Sea Policy 

Sonia Le Gouriellec, Université Catholique de Lille
Djibouti l’oubliée 

Roland Marchal, Sciences Po-CERI/CNRS
Reconfigurations politiques somaliennes à l’aune de la compétition entre pays du Golfe

16h00 – 16h15 : Pause-café

16h15 – 17h30 : Panel de conclusion

Responsables scientifiques : Jean-Nicolas Bach, CEDEJ Khartoum et Roland Marchal, Sciences Po-CERI/CNRS

Latest report – Observatoire afrique de l’est

Please find on this link the latest report of the Observatoire de l’Afrique de l’Est (CEDEJ Khartoum – CERI Sciences Po): 

East Africa Oil and Gas: Silver Bullet or Complex Remedy
Note 8 – January 2019 by Patricia I. Vasquez
Patrica I. Vasquez
 is a Research Associate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Abstract: East Africa has recently entered the global map of oil and gas exploration and production. Uganda and Kenya are about to become oil producers and Tanzania enlarged its endowment of world-class offshore natural gas reserves in recent years. Key to a successful development of the three countries ́ hydrocarbons industry is completion of the infrastruc- ture projects needed to monetize their reserves: mainly pipelines to carry landlocked oil to the coast for export and liquefaction facilities for transporting natural gas. The size, cost, and complexity of the projects pose great challenges to the development of the oil and gas sector. The quality of the sector governance in each of the three countries is also critical for securing a well-managed hydrocarbons industry, but unfor- tunately, challenges appear in the horizon. Oil decisions in Uganda and Tanzania are in the hands of a handful within the President ́s inner circle with typically little transparency. This makes it difficult to make autho- rities accountable for their actions. In the case of Kenya, management of the oil industry is more decentralized and the oil producing region has an increasing influence on how the sector is being managed. There, differences between the two levels of government that go beyond the mere mana- gement of the oil sector, and touch upon ethni- city and economic inequalities pose a challenge to a smooth development of the oil industry. This essay analyzes the domestic and regio- nal prospects and challenges that lie ahead for Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda as theydevelop their oil and gas industries.

Exposition “12O VACHES” – lyon

L’exposition “120 vaches”, qui traite de la tradition du mariage Koj au Soudan du Sud à travers un film documentaire, un théâtre forum, des dessins, des vidéos et des performances d’artistes contemporains, se tiendra du 23 février au 30 mars 2019, au Centre d’arts plastiques de Saint-Fons. 

Avec Malvina Barra, Camille Ducellier, Olivier Minot, Aliza Monchy, Tabita Rezaire, Cie l’Archipel.
Curateurs : Fabien Pinaroli, Nicolas Audureau.

Sur une proposition de SOS Sud Soudan – Populations et Cultures.

En partenariat avec Singa Lyon, Gnama Gnama Productions, Katarzyna Grabska et Alice Franck, chercheuses, anthropologue et géographe.

Appel à candidatures – Contrats doctoraux avec mobilité internationale 2019

L’InSHS ouvre un appel à proposition de sujet de thèse pour l’attribution de quatre contrats doctoraux de 36 mois avec mobilité internationale, qui débuteront au 1er octobre 2019. L’appel est ouvert du 1er janvier 2019 au 31 mars 2019. 

Le dossier de soumission est impérativement constitué par un encadrant (ou des co-encadrants) habilité(s) à diriger des thèses dans une école doctorale en France, qui propose un sujet de thèse à l’aide du formulaire joint. L’encadrant doit être membre d’une unité de recherche en France dont le CNRS est tutelle ou cotutelle. Le sujet proposé doit faire l’objet d’une première inscription en thèse à la rentrée universitaire 2019. Aucun dossier déposé par un(e) étudiant(e) n’est recevable. 

Les dossiers sont à déposer au plus tard le 31 mars 2019 minuit.

Pour les sujets retenus, les encadrants se chargeront de piloter le recrutement du (de la) doctorant(e), dans le respect de la procédure de recrutement définie par le CNRS dans le cadre de la stratégie européenne des ressources humaines pour la recherche (HRS4R). Le contrat doctoral débutera le 1er octobre 2019.

Sudan-France postdoctoral fellowship 2019

The Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH), French Embassy in Sudan (AMB) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Sudan (MOHE), offer short-term fellowships of two months in France for young postdoc researchers from Sudan who have presented their thesis from 2010.

This research stay is designed to enable researchers to conduct research studies in France: field enquiries, library and archives work. 

Financial details

Laureates will receive a total stipend of 3 400 € for the two months. This financial contribution is intended to cover expenditure such as transport and accommodation costs.

Laureates will be considered as “Boursier du Gouvernement Français” and will have access to affordable accommodation, social security for the time of their stay and get a financial support to buy bibliographic material.

Laureates will also benefit from free visa and logistical support to organise their stay (possibility to have a workspace, letter for the libraries…).

Eligibility criteria

Nationality/Residence: Applicants must be Sudanese nationals and be affiliated with a public institution of higher education and research / public institute of research in Sudan

Educational Degree : Applicants must have obtained their PhD doctorate and presented their thesis from 2010.

Theme : Applicants   must   be   involved   in   research   in   social   and   human   sciences .

French host institution: Before submitting their application, applicants will have to find a French research institution to host them for the time of their stay. Applicants will have to provide a letter from the hosting institution addressed to the FMSH, the AMB and the MOHE expressing the institution’s willingness to host the applicant during the time of fellowship and explaining the work conditions offered.

Application procedure

Applicants will be required to submit an online application form and a scientific dossier (research project + appendices). The online application form will be available on the FMSH website as of 15 January 2019. Completed proposals can be uploaded to the application portal at any time before the application deadline of 17 March 2019, 17:00 (Paris time).

Online application and scientific dossier can be submitted in French or English.

More information here.

Contrat doctoral en SIC : Cadres de perception du fait migratoire au sein des réseaux socio-numériques

Centre de recherche sur les médiations

Communication, langue, art, culture

(EA 3476, Université de Lorraine, France)

Recrutement – Contrat doctoral en Sciences de l’information et de la communication 

Titre : Cadres de perception du fait migratoire au sein des réseaux socio-numériques 

Établissement Université de Lorraine

École doctorale HNFB – Humanités Nouvelles-Fernand Braudel 

Directrice de la thèse : Angeliki MONNIER  (Crem)

Début de la thèse : 1 octobre 2019 

Durée : 3 ans

Date limite de candidature : 29 mars 2019

L’objectif de ce contrat doctoral en Sciences de l’information et de la communication, porté par le Crem, sera d’analyser les cadres de perception au sujet des migrants, tels qu’ils se forgent en ligne, notamment dans les discours générés par les utilisateurs. Il s’agira ainsi d’étudier les « schèmes mentaux », à savoir les schémas « typificatoires » qui fabriquent l’image du fait migratoire.

Le/la candidat.e aura un Master en sciences de l’information et de la communication ou en sciences du langage, avec un bagage solide dans l’analyse des plateformes socio-numériques et celle des discours.

Retrouvez les modalités de candidature et plus d’informations en cliquant ici.


Les Afrique dans le Monde (LAM) recrute mi-janvier un.e Ingénieur.e d’étude “Animateur/trice de communauté” en charge de la communication et de la valorisation des recherches menées par les communautés scientifiques de LAM (60%) et des UMIFRE (40%) : Nairobi, Ibadan, Johannesburg, Addis Adeba, et Karthoum. Le poste est également lié au GIS études africaines. La personne sera basée à LAM, Bordeaux.

Description des missions :

Au sein de LAM, en étroite collaboration avec les UMIFRE et le GIS études africaines en France, le/la animateur/trice de communautés prend en charge l’animation de la communauté des chercheurs africanistes, à travers la communication numérique (site web, un blog commun et les réseaux sociaux) ;

Il/elle prend en charge la communication en lien avec la valorisation des recherches menées par les communautés scientifiques de LAM et des UMIFRE ;

Description des activités :

Pour la partie LAM (60 %) :
– Accompagner la stratégie de construction et renforcement de réseaux et partenariats académiques et non académiques de LAM, en Afrique, en Europe (réseau AEGIS), en Asie et en Amérique
– Faire vivre et optimiser les supports de communication électronique de LAM (site, blog et comptes des réseaux sociaux), en lien avec l’animation du réseau du GIS « Etudes Africaines en France ».
– Contribuer à l’élaboration et à l’animation d’une stratégie de communication digitale et de valorisation de la recherche auprès de la direction de LAM.
– Accompagner la stratégie de valorisation numérique des productions scientifiques, assurer une veille technologique sur les évolutions de la valorisation notamment numérique
– Assurer une veille informationnelle et un partage de l’information au sein de LAM et de ses réseaux – Assurer le développement des contenus scientifiques et pédagogiques numériques conçus à LAM pour divers publics (REL, MOOC, Science ouverte à distance)
– Encourager les chercheurs à diffuser leurs recherches en accès libre

Pour la partie mutualisée (40 %) :
-Il/elle contribue à l’entretien et au renforcement d’un réseau multi-acteurs de partenaires sur et dans les Afriques ;
-Il/elle assure la mise en contact des chercheurs autour de la diffusion d’appels à projets
– Préparer les contenus pour les différents formats de diffusion électronique (blog, réseaux sociaux, REL)
– développer et amplifier les liens entre les réseaux existants (GIS, AEGIS, ASA, JAAS, CAAS, CODESRIA)
– Faire vivre le blog et les comptes des réseaux sociaux, participer à l’animation du réseau du GIS « Etudes Africaines en France ».
– Proposer, mettre en place et animer un plan de construction et renforcement de la communauté scientifique des études africaines, dans le cadre du GIS Afrique, en partenariat avec LAM et les UMIFRE.
– Assurer une veille technologique sur les évolutions de la communication notamment numérique, analyser les impacts et proposer des stratégies et outils.

Description des compétences :

– Connaissance des outils et technologies de l’information et de la communication
– Maitrise des logiciels de gestion de contenus et connaissance générale des normes et techniques de la structuration de contenus web
– Connaissance des règles légales et procédures déontologiques dans la communication numérique et réseaux sociaux
– Connaissance de la recherche dans le domaine de SHS
– Animer des réseaux, travailler en équipe
– Maitriser les outils et codes des réseaux sociaux et s’adapter aux évolutions technologiques
– anglais : niveau B2 – C1,
– La connaissance de l’Afrique et/ou du portugais seraient des plus

Description du contexte :

Le/la animateur/trice de communautés travaille au sein de LAM, laboratoire pluridisciplinaire d’études africaines CNRS/Sciences Po Bordeaux à Bordeaux. Il travaille en étroite concertation avec les UMIFRE de Nairobi, Ibadan, Johannesburg, Addis Adeba, et Karthoum et avec le GIS Etudes africaines en France. Il/elle prend en charge l’animation des blogs (et leur convergence) et des différents comptes sociaux (Facebook, Twitter). Il/elle développe et gère les outils et supports de diffusion numérique et valorisation de la recherche. Il/elle travaille sous la responsabilité du directeur de LAM, en contact étroit avec les directeurs.trices du GIS Afrique et des UMIFRE, en collaboration directe avec les webmestres du GIS et des laboratoires. Il/elle est intégré au sein d’une équipe de 9 ITA à LAM, comportant notamment une maquettiste/graphiste et une webmestre.
Des formations pourront accompagner la prise de fonction selon le profil du/de la candidat·e retenu·e.

Conflict Research Fellowship

The Understanding Violent Conflict (UVC) program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from postdoctoral researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on the drivers of conflict at universities and nongovernmental organizations.

About the Conflict Research Fellowship 

The Conflict Research Fellowship (CRF) offers yearlong support for experienced scholars (based at a university or NGO). The CRF is part of the Conflict Research Programme (CRP), a four year, UK Department of International Development funded research program based at the London School of Economics and Political Science that investigates the drivers of violent conflict in five cases: Somalia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, and Syria. The program focuses on ways in which the political economy of public authority helps to explain the persistence and spread of violence. Successful fellowship candidates will need to examine how different interventions affect violent conflict and/or the risk of renewed violent conflict; analyze “what works” to counter drivers of conflict; and explore the contextual factors that affect the efficacy of such interventions, including the linkages among international, national, state, and local level dynamics.  Successful candidates will contribute to the overall analysis of conflict through case studies of external interventions in four areas prioritized by the program:

  1. Civil society support (including multi-scalar peacemaking and peacebuilding activities, support for reconciliation, and community-level dialogue and mediation)
  2. Security and Justice Sector reform (including DDR/RR, stabilization, regional security networks/arenas, transitional, formal and customary justice) 
  3. Strengthening public authority and legitimacy, including at sub-national levels (the political marketplace, the effects of patronage networks on governance, governance promoting interventions, decentralization and anti-corruption activities)
  4. Resource management (including settlement of land and real estate disputes, governance frameworks, and the role of natural resource competition in shaping public authority).

CRP Fellowship Guidelines

Grants are awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis and are intended to support three months of field-based research, whereas a visiting fellowship can be supported for a maximum of 6 months. Up to 7-9 individual grants of a maximum of £17,000 will be awarded. Women and nationals of the five country cases are strongly encouraged to apply. Please refer to the application guidelines when completing the application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult this site.

Research Grant Proposals

The UVC is interested in innovative field-based projects that demonstrate strong potential for high-quality research and analysis, which in turn can inform practical action on conflict and/or facilitate interregional collaboration and networking among researchers and practitioners.

Proposals should clearly describe research objectives and significance, with alignment between research design/method and research questions and goals. Proposals should also demonstrate knowledge of the research subject and relevant literature, and address the feasibility of proposed research activities, including a time frame for project completion. Please consider carefully how your research project has the potential to contribute to a sound and credible knowledge base for how different interventions affect violent conflict and/or the risk of renewed violent conflict. We strongly encourage the inclusion of a brief, but realistic budget outline (keeping within the allotted amount for the grant), to fit appropriately within a six-month project and the page limit required. 


  • Candidates must be postdoctoral scholars, policy analysts, or practitioners based at a university or nongovernmental organization with at least three years of field-based experience since the completion of the PhD (or researchers with equivalent experience who have published one book or two peer-reviewed academic articles).
  • Applications will be considered for the following purposes only: funding to support fieldwork, teaching buy-out at your home institution, or a visiting appointment at a US or European university.
  • Research projects must focus on the core countries of the CRF: Somalia, South Sudan, DRC, Iraq, or Syria.
  • Applicants must also be available to attend a preparatory workshop within the first two months of their fellowship period, and a capstone workshop towards the end of the year-long fellowship.
  • At the end of the fellowship period, recipients must produce an original research output that is suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

Application Process

All applications must be uploaded through our online portal.

Do not hesitate to contact program staff at the Social Science Research Council in New York if you have further questions. Program staff may be contacted at or by telephone at (+1) 718-517-3707.


  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Completed Proposal & Bibliography
  3. Two (2) Reference Letters
  4. Language evaluation(s) (if required)
  5. Updated CV


The application deadline is 6 January 2019. In order to be considered, your application must be completed online and in SUBMITTED no later than 11:59pm (EST). References and language evaluations must also be submitted online by the deadline. 

CEDEJ Khartoum