Saturday, May 31, 2008

Visit Port Sudan

Yes this post contains some shameless Sudan-promotion, but it's a beautiful country and you should visit Sudan it sometime. Sudan is not exactly on your list of "must visit countries" , but put aside your list for a bit and look at the pictures.



This is not about Sudan, but this is about port Sudan, one of Sudan's most beautiful cities.

It's the perfect place to visit....friendly locals, nice beaches, one of the world's best diving areas, nice hotels and resorts and the city is very tourist-friendly.

Remember, tourism is always good for the locals:)


















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Rumour Has it



Rumour has it that a Saudi Islamic scholar said that African women shouldn't wear the veil/the hijab because they have no beauty to cover.


Excuse me for not covering my "nappy" hair, only "beautiful hair" is to be covered.


The purpose of the veil is to cover your beauty? what? what?


Rumour has it that an Islamic cleric in Egypt said that Muslim women should breast-feed their male colleagues at work.


If I have to "breast-feed" nasty old men at work, staying home is not a bad idea. Being a housewife is great ...at times!


This is when Islamo-phobes sit back and laugh at us Muslims. This time, I'm going to laugh with them not at Islam ( because I'm proud of my religion) , but at Muslims because some Muslims are just hilarious.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Stop ranting about the evil black south africans!

Yes, a few bigoted, frustrated and unemployed black south africans attacked fellow Africans from Zimbabwe, Mozambique ,Malawi and so on.

Instead of asking
why are they frustrated and angry?
We started reminding them that we
-supported them against the "evil white oppressers".
-we hosted many black leaders when the ANC was banned
and so on and so on.

Let's keep in mind that 15 years after SA's transition to democracy and the end of Apartheid, many black south africans are still living in grinding poverty.
!5 years is not enough to change everything, but don't blame them for expecting the end of Apartheid to be the end of all their problems.

What happened in SA happened to other Africans in many other countries , but SA was just more aggressive and it received more media coverage.

In 2005, it happened to Sudanese refugees in Cairo.
In the 1990's, to Somalis in Kenya.

The foreigners are always the scapegoat.
They are taking "all the jobs" etc...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sudan:- What's next?





This is Khartoum, the capital of Sudan and the safest place in the country. In fact, it’s known to be one of Africa’s safest capitals.


Yesterday, it was nothing short of a battlefield.


Wake up call, this is a wake up call for the Sudanese government! The message was clear and simple:- solve the crises inDarfur or you will be overthrown.


Yesterday, rebels from Darfur entered the capital of Sudan to “seize power”. Although, the capital wasn’t damaged as much as its twin sister, Omdurman, the situation remains extremely fragile.Previously, the Sudanese army has stepped up security in an attempt to secure the capital from what they believe to be an “invasion” by darfur rebels supported by their ally, Chad.
After 5 years of endless conflict, there is no peace in sight. Peace talks are scheduled to take place in London this month, but the rebels outsmarted the government known to be one of Africa’s strongest governments.


Five years on, there is still no real progress in the peace process in Darfur and the government is reluctant to implement the Abuja peace agreement. They’ve failed to bring peace to Darfur, but how could they bring peace to Darfur if they’ve orchestered crimes against humanity there?This government is not going to bring peace to Sudan.


The government is looking for a quick fix-up right now, they are taking security measures and the streets are mostly covered with soldiers. However, if they are keen on “saving Sudan” and “stopping the senseless bloodshed”, they should step down with the little dignity they have left and hand over power to a transitional government. Next year, we can have elections and elect a new president for the first time in 23 years.


If the government keeps looking for quick fixes and doesn’t take this situation seriously, the country is going to collapse into civil war. The whole country, including the “peacful” north and east.


Is there a way out of this chaos?Yes, a transitional government to faciliate an easy transition to democracy.


Currently, the situation is extremtly fragile in the whole country, but there is a way out. There is a solution.

Catch 22

The rebels are in Khartoum.
Khartoum is going to be the site of the last battle.

Things might get better, we might be heading towards a democraty or we are on the brink of disaster.

What's going to happen?

40 million Sudanese are waiting for an answer.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sudan in chaos

The rebels are in the capital. Yes, innocent civilians are going to die and destroying the capital is not going to help the crises in Darfur in anyway, but it was going to happen...sooner or later.

What to do?
We need a transitional government right now, Bashir needs to STEP DOWN!
Hand over the power to a transitional government for the next year, until the 2009 elections.

If the government doesn't take this seriously and implement the darfur peace agreement, the whole country is going to collapse.

If the concerned international community cares about Sudan, they should pressure the government to step down.

Where is Kofi Annan? He solved Kenya's problems, he needs to fly to Sudan right now really.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Break-up.

You see, they've been dating (on and off) for over 50 years, but they are still not used to each other.

You see, it's strictly dating, they are too reluctant to take it to the other level.
She is suspicious of him, he thinks she is fine, she has alot of wealth and goodies, that's his vocab.

Ofcourse

you see, she wants to break up, but he wants her to reconsider.

He is trying to appeal to her in every single way, he is polite to her, he makes promises and he keeps some of them, he respects her sometimes, but it still doesn't feel right to her.

You see, he is reluctant to let her go, but she sees it coming.

She is worried.

I mean some couples break up czechslovakia style, peaceful and smooth.

She wonders if it is going to be Yugoslavia-style.

Is he going to stalk her all the time? mabye wage a war, kidnapp her sister and hold her hostage, throw her mother in the sea, blackmail her with old pictures or mabye he is just going to be rude to her.

She wonders

I don't know. She still wants to leave. Her bags are packed, her ticket is booked and she can't wait to get out of this abusive relationship.

She wanted her indepedence and respect. Is it too much? Men!

But, he loves her passionately. He is crazy about her.

Mabye that's why he hurts her sometimes.

It is some kind of perverted admiration, right?

Finally, she decided that she needs some time off. She needs to think straight. He agreed to give her 6 years, all the time in the world.

Take your time, dear, I will sit back and wait for you to make up your mind.

Three years on, she is still thinking.

Mabye she just wants advice.

Sister,

I understand that the r.ship wasn't exactly milk and honey, but men can always change. Sister, why don't you resocialize him and talk to him. Invite him over, make some tea and talk your heart away.
Tell him to listen to you. Talk to him. If he loves you, he is going to take your views into consideration.

You are meant to be together, sister...right?


Praying for Unity.