- Friday 8 June 2012Who remembers the Nuba people of Southern Kordofan? Once again they are alone—trapped in the middle of a war. The area which includes the Nuba Mountains is part of Sudan, and it borders the newly independent South Sudan. The place names of this little known geography are strange and confusing. Beyond the names are a people who number about a million caught in the middle of two wars: the war between Sudan and South Sudan for control of the oil fields and the war against the Nuba people themselves because the majority supported South Sudan independence. They fought along side the freedom fighters of South Sudan, but at the negotiating table were denied the possibility of self-determination.
- Friday 8 June 2012About 3500 secondary school students and over 70,000 attending primary schools have been affected by the raging war. Some have made it to South Sudan to seek education in the camps while others remain home stranded, not knowing how they will cover the long distance to the land of sanctuary.Abdel Aziz al-Hilu, the SPLM-N leader in the state confirms in an exclusive interview with NewsfromAfrica's Eric Sande.
- Friday 8 June 2012Fr. Kizito in April 17-22 visited the Nuba Mountains in the midst of the War . He narrates his story in the video below...
- As Sudan’s Nuba people struggle to rebuild their lives after many decades of war, their path towards development has remained somewhat hazy. Many have placed their hopes in education as the light to illuminate this path that towards a better future…
- Gidel, June 26, 2008
Seventy one new teachers graduated from the Yousif Kuwa Teachers Training Institute (YKTTI) in Gidel, Sudan.
- "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."- Ralph Waldo Emerson (American writer and philosopher, 1803 –1882)
Emerson’s words fittingly describe Farid James Omar, a boy from the Nuba Mountains who lost his parents, escaped slavery in his own country and now seeks to find his dreams in a foreign country.