It’s been over a month since I’ve updated this blog. That’s what tends to happen when you’re busy focusing on your upcoming book, doing video interviews with renowned scholars, and taking care of other priorities.
Nonetheless, it’s definitely time for a quick update.
Firstly, check out my recent round up for Global Voices Online about the courageous Sudanese political activist, Alim Boushi. Be sure to also read my article for Al Jazeera English entitled, Reviving the ‘New Sudan’ vision. After the article went through the editing process, my favorite part got removed.
Here it is from my original version:
To put things in perspective, the number of casualties Sudan has suffered under al-Bashir is far greater than those killed by Muammar al-Ghaddafi, Bashar al-Assad, Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak and Ali Abdullah Saleh throughout their entire rosy careers–combined.
I guess AJE needed some data. It exists. Hundreds of thousands of deaths (close to a million in total) is actually a low estimate. So even if we just take that, the fact still stands.