Tag: Sudanese in America

Now is the time: Black struggle from Sudan to the United States

By Bedour Alagraa | Towards Freedom

As the protests demanding justice for George Floyd quickly turned into a nationwide uprising with people taking to the streets in all 50 states in America, we are called to study and reflect on the radical movements that came before us. Indeed, we would be remiss if we were to gloss over or ignore both the lessons and pitfalls of the radical uprisings that Black people have launched and sustained around the world.

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US and Sudan reach ‘common understanding’ over 1998 embassy bombings


By Joyce Karam | The National

Deal could pave way for Khartoum to be removed from US list of terrorism sponsors

The US and Sudan have reached a common understanding for an outline agreement to settle compensation claims over the 1998 Al Qaeda bombing of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

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U.S. Supreme Court Backs $10 Billion Award to Sudan Bomb Victims

By Greg Farrell | Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the victims of the 1998 al-Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa that killed more than 200 people and injured thousands more, saying Sudan could be held liable for both punitive and compensatory damages.

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Sudan appoints its first US ambassador in Over 20 Years

By Natalie Liu | Voice of America

The prospects for improved relations between the United States and Sudan took a major step forward with this week’s announcement that the transitional government in Khartoum has named veteran diplomat Noureldin Sati to serve as its ambassador in Washington. The appointment, which reportedly has been approved by the United States, ends more than 20 years of top-level diplomatic estrangement between the two countries.

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I’m a Sudanese-born doctor fighting America’s war against the coronavirus.

By Dr. Tarig Elhakim | THE HILL

When I won the diversity lottery and emigrated to America in 2016 from my native Sudan, I never imagined I’d be one of America’s health care soldiers fighting against a global pandemic. Nowadays it is required for me to have my temperature checked every time I walk into the Miami hospital where I work. When the thermometer comes out, my heart starts racing as I hope for a reading of less than 100. It’s an experience I share with other health care workers in my institution, many of whom are immigrants or first-generation Americans.

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Sudanese gang prevention specialist works to inspire Omaha youths

Galat Toang was about to join the US military when he was recruited by the Omaha Police Department as a gang prevention specialist. His goal is to help Sudanese and other immigrant groups with struggles they may be facing.

By Alia Conley

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Nyakim Gatwech: The Gorgeous Model Embracing Her Beautiful Dark Skin And Refusing To Bleach

By Timothy Ndoro | IHARARE

At a time when skin bleaching is rising in popularity among black women who favour lighter skin tones, one woman is going against the tide and embracing her gorgeous dark skin. Sudanese-American fashion model Nyakim Gatwech is known primarily for her melanin-rich skin which has earned her the moniker, the “Queen of Dark”.

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Oklahoma University men’s basketball: Kur Kuath’s journey from Sudan to America makes playing for Sooners a ‘blessing’

by ABBY BITTERMAN

Before Kur Kuath turned 2 years old, his family was homeless and forced to live in a Catholic church in Egypt.

Civil war had ripped apart his native Sudan. His family found itself in the midst of a year-plus-long journey that would take them thousands of miles to a new life in America.

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Eritrean, Saheed Saleh, killed in Dayton shooting

A Dayton man, Saheed Saleh, killed in the Sunday shooting at the Oregon District was an Eritrea native.Yahya Khamis, president of the Dayton Sudanese community, who spoke on behalf of Saleh’s family, said several members from across the state came to Dayton to pay their respects.

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Rihanna’s Sudan posts prove she’s exactly the kind of influencer the world needs right now

By Meena Alexander

When 91 million people follow you, one post can be a catalyst for real change – and no one knows this better than Rihanna.

The Sudanese political crisis has been slipping down the news agenda in recent weeks, but the nationwide protests and military crackdowns in the country continue to rage on, with hundreds of lives lost. 

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