On March 1st, the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan and South Sudan suspended negotiations between the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) on the conflict in the “Two Areas” of Blue Nile and South Kordofan.
In December 2013, at a makeshift cultural center in downtown Cairo, a young Sudanese recited poems from The Papers of Room No. Eight, a collection written by the Egyptian poet Amal Donkol weeks before his death in 1983. He finished his recitation with the poignant “Do not dream of a happy world”; tears sparkled in the eyes of the elderly woman next to me. It was a fitting reflection on current conditions in the Arab world nearly three years after the start of what came to be known as the “Arab Spring.”
“Some people groups are particularly affected on the continent of Africa and in the populations of African Americans,” says one research paper, which has been distributed from investigators residing in the United States. Why “in particular Africa and African American populations”? According to the research conducted for almost three decades, nobody has so far given the precise answer to this question. It is nevertheless worth noting that scholars are still on the move as to provide the public with the accurate reply.