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August 15 2013

Arms Shipments Seen From Sudan to Syria Rebels - NYTimes.com

Arms Shipments Seen From Sudan to Syria Rebels - NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/world/africa/arms-shipments-seen-from-sudan-to-syria-rebels.html

Syrian rebels, frustrated by the West’s reluctance to provide arms, have found a supplier in an unlikely source: Sudan, a country that has been under international arms embargoes and maintains close ties with a stalwart backer of the Syrian government, Iran.

In deals that have not been publicly acknowledged, Western officials and Syrian rebels say, Sudan’s government sold Sudanese- and Chinese-made arms to Qatar, which arranged delivery through Turkey to the rebels.

August 12 2013

When Jean-Michel_Basquiat went to Africa

When #Jean-Michel_Basquiat went to Africa
http://africasacountry.com/when-jean-michel-basquiat-went-to-africa

Jean-Michel Basquiat, the first American artist of African descent to achieve international stardom, often referenced Africa or the African diaspora in his work. Take, for example, 1983′s “The Nile” (a painting that featured nods to Egyptian hieroglyphs, the Nile and the Nuba in Sudan) and “Gold Griot” (1984). So recently when I found a copy […]

#ART #Abidjan #BOOKS #Brooklyn #Cote_d'Ivoire #Gerard_Basquiat #Haiti #Puerto_Rico

July 12 2013

Egypt's 1952 revolution and military rule, a history in photos

Egypt’s 1952 revolution and military rule, a history in photos
http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2013/07/09/egypt-1952-revolution-free-officers-movement-military-rule/6183

On July 23, 1952 a group of Egyptian army officers, calling themselves the “Free Officers Movement” engineered a coup d’etat and forced King Farouk to abdicate the throne and leave the country. After years of building tension between Egypt and Britain over control of the Suez Canal and the Sudan, the military power grab abolished the monarchy and began to build a new sense of Egyptian nationalism. Revolution Day is commemorated every year on July 23.

The Egyptian Republic was declared on June 18, 1953, but military leaders have kept a firm grasp on power ever since.

http://denverpost.slideshowpro.com/albums/001/496/album-402292/cache/egypt-revolution-history-070913-026.sJPG_950_2000_0_75_0_50_50.JPG

CAIRO, EGYPT - 1952: Meeting of the Egyptian “Free Officers” in Cairo in 1952. The Free Officers forced King Faruq 23 July 1952 to leave the throne and replaced him by his son King Fouad. Mohammed Nagib (2R) Gamal Abdel Nasser (3R) Anwar al-Sadat (From 4L). Others are unidentified. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)
#photographie #égypte

July 09 2013

Report : Web monitoring devices made by U.S. firm Blue_Coat detected in Iran, Sudan - The Washington…

Report: Web monitoring devices made by U.S. firm #Blue_Coat detected in #Iran, #Sudan - The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/report-web-monitoring-devices-made-by-us-firm-blue-coat-detected-in-iran-sudan/2013/07/08/09877ad6-e7cf-11e2-a301-ea5a8116d211_story.html

American-made devices used for Internet monitoring have been detected on government and commercial computer networks in Iran and Sudan, in apparent violation of U.S. sanctions that ban the sale of goods, services or technology to the autocratic states, according to new research.

#surveillance

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