Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

Derrida in Khartoum – Is the Disintegration of the Sudan Imminent?

Posted in African Politics, Global Africa, Sudan by ruben eberlein on June 25, 2009

konkret709My latest contribution to Konkret (7/09) deals with the intensification of the many conflicts in Africa’s biggest country. Some analysts even go so far as to predict a Somalia scenario any time soon. The warrant of arrest of the ICC for President Omar al-Bashir was supposed to raise the pressure on the Islamists, but some observers doubt that this strategy in fact succeeded. Read some English excerpts of that article here and find the original German version as pdf here. (more…)


Mamdani: Teenage Activists of ‘Save Darfur’ – Child Soldiers of the West

Posted in Global Africa, Sudan by ruben eberlein on May 19, 2009

Once again, Mahmood Mamdani provoked a fervid debate among scholars, activists and other people concerned with politics in Africa. After his controversially discussed comments about Zimbabwe, Mamdani (in his book Saviors and Survivors) accuses the ‘Save Darfur’ campaign in the US to act as the ‘humanitarian face’ of the War on Terror. Read the comments of the Professor at the Columbia University in New York in response to my questions. (more…)