Mundri Relief and Development Association (MRDA) is an award-winning indigenous non-profit South Sudanese organization founded in 1991 by the local community to respond to the suffering of Southern Sudan. MRDA is situated in Mundri West County, Western Equatoria State of South Sudan. My role as the director of the organization is to raise funds through proposal writing and networking with stakeholders. I supervise all projects including report writing and programs monitoring. I am also accountable […]
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After ten years of horror in Darfur, few peace agreements have been signed to end the violence in western Sudan. Daily rape of women and young girls, killing, looting, tribal fighting and indiscriminate civilian bombings by the Khartoum government continue to threaten peace agreements between the Sudanese government and the rebel movements fighting in Darfur. Despite international and regional efforts to end the tragedy in Darfur and the enormous amount of international aid spent in […]
Sudan is currently in a dismal state of affairs. A dwindling economy, three armed conflicts in the “peripheries” and dysfunctional state institutions all but tell the whole story. Omar al Bashir’s National Congress Party (NCP) came to power in 1989 in a coup that ousted Sadig Al Mahdi’s democratically elected government. The NCP came to power as the National Islamic Front (NIF) under the leadership of Hassan Al Turabi, who some hold responsible for the […]
On November 27, 2012, Sharnoff’s Global Views concluded an interview with Joan Hecht, Founder and President of Alliance for the Lost Boys of Sudan, a 501 c-3 foundation assisting with health and educational needs of Lost Boys and Sudanese in Jacksonville, Fl. She has been volunteering full-time with the Lost Boys, since their arrival to the US in 2001. Ms. Hecht is also author of the award-winning book, The Journey of the Lost Boys. In the […]