Tuesday, April 9, 2019

#SudanRevolts : Revolution is She

I could not let this beautiful stunning photo from Khartoum at the Sudanese army Commandership HQ sit-in on Monday pass away like that.
It is a Sudanese chronicle in its own way.
A Sudanese lady addressing protesters in the sit-in
A Sudanese lady addressing protesters in the sit-in
A magnificent shot was taken by Lana Hago that summarizes a lot of words and says a lot of words at that the same time.
The first thing that came to my mind is that this lady standing giving a speech in her Sudanese white Thawab or Toob was a true example of famous Nubian Queens aka “Kandakas."
Sudanese Tweep Hind Makki explained in a threat of tweets why this shot of that lady was too special.
She's wearing a white tobe (outer garment) and gold moon earrings. The white tobe is worn by working women in offices and can be linked w/cotton (a major export of Sudan), so it represents women working as professionals in cities or in the agricultural sector in rural areas.Her earrings are the gold moons of traditional bridal jewelry (Sudanese, like many Arabic speakers, often use moon-based metaphors to describe feminine beauty).Her entire outfit is also a callback to the clothing worn by our mothers & grandmothers in the 60s, 70s, & 80s who dressed like this during while they marched the streets demonstrating against previous military dictatorships.Sudanese everywhere are referring to female protestors as "Kandaka," which is the title given to the Nubian queens of ancient Sudan whose gift to their descendants is a legacy of empowered women who fight hard for their country and their rights
And that girl rocks in making the crowd go wild for the right reasons.

On 2 March 2019  women across Sudan organized rallies against Omar El-Bashir while wearing that famous white Thawab saying “Just fall, that’s all”.

It is worth to mention that Sudanese women do not have the freedom to wear what they want including pants in Sudan thanks to the strange laws adopted by Omar El-Bashir and his military-theocracy mash-up rule.

Now back to the sit-in and its fight against Omar El-Bashir.
There is certainly discussion about El-Bashir and his fate as the president in the Sudanese army commandership.
According to Cairo-based Ahram Online on Monday, informed sources in Sudan say that Omar El-Bashir will step down soon.
Informed sources in Sudan who talked to Ahram Online on condition of anonymity said ‎that after Sunday’s meeting of the National Defence and Security Council headed by ‎Al-Bashir, “it has become clear that the army has picked its side.”
The report says the Sudanese defense and security council is currently searching for someone to lead the transitional period who is not wanted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court.
The council is ‎currently looking for someone with a military background, respected by middle and high ranking officers, and with no political affiliations. Someone not wanted by the International ‎Criminal Court‎
Ahram Online says that the name of retired Armed Forces Chief of General Staff Lieutenant-General Emad Al-‎Din Mustafa Adawi.
Here is his picture.
Lt. General Emad al-Din Adawi
Lt. General Emad al-Din Adawi
We will see if he is going to play a role in the future of Sudan or not.


  1. The lady's pic is simply epic. It brought tears to my eyes.

  2. Yes that lead pic is powerful, and wonderful.


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