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Cultural centres’ closure ‘crime against Sudanese people’

December 19 - 2015 KHARTOUM
Fadul Adam Mohamed, 22 years old, shows his skills on welding in a workshop run by a youth association in El Geneina, West Darfur. (File photo: Unamid/DDR
Fadul Adam Mohamed, 22 years old, shows his skills on welding in a workshop run by a youth association in El Geneina, West Darfur. (File photo: Unamid/DDR

The cultural centres ordered closed by the Sudanese government three years ago have described the closure as “a decline in the march of social awareness” and “an unfair crime against the Sudanese people.

Representatives of centres including the Sudanese Studies’ Centre, Baitul Funoon, and the Ali El Zein cultural centre, have submitted a memorandum to the government demanding that the cultural centres be re-opened: “so that they can exercise their enlightenment role”.

They also demand the annual renewal of their licenses, and a review of laws and regulations related to cultural work to ensure their freedom and independence.


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