Umm Dawban, a close-knit community

by Hervé Pugi. One needs only to pull out of Khartoum and drive about 40 kilometers to arrive at a cluster of buildings, like so many in Sudan. And here, several shimmering, aquamarine green mausoleums stand around a simple mosque surrounded by open space. Their facades stand out against a deep blue sky. Under a relentless sun, haunting chants can be heard in sequences of … Continuer de lire Umm Dawban, a close-knit community

Hassan Makki: “we are facing a crisis because we are under siege!”

by Hervé Pugi. Professor Hassan Makki has been head of the research center of African studies at the International University of Africa in Khartoum for several decades. This is where we went to meet him to talk about Islam in Africa and Sudan. Scribouille: Islam and Africa share a long history. Would you say that Islam is a part of African identity? Hassan Makki (H. … Continuer de lire Hassan Makki: “we are facing a crisis because we are under siege!”