Many Muslim men cover their head with a skull cap, while others view the cap as any other piece of clothing. Before mass production prevailed, such hats were always handmade. But these days, in most countries, handmade caps are hard to find — except here in Sudan.
Isma’il Kushkush and Dallia Abdelmoniem talk to New Lines’ Faisal Al Yafai about the military takeover in Sudan. They explain why the coup took place, how it feels to be back out on the streets — and why the generals may have overplayed their hand.
Note from the editor: We wrote this news digest in the days before the ongoing coup in Sudan. The military has now dissolved the transitional council and seized power amid the ongoing instability. This newsletter explains the context leading up to the coup, why the transition to democracy had stalled,…
Gum arabic is a ubiquitous, seemingly invisible, precious product that people around the world use in everything from chocolates and soft drinks to pharmaceutical products and printing. Locals in Sudan have long valued this golden harvest, using it throughout the country and producing as much as 80% of the world’s gum arabic in a given year.
For years Nabil Adeeb provided legal representation to opponents of the old regime, earning him the respect of human rights activists. He now leads an inquiry into atrocities that threatens to destabilize his country.