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Nuba community showcases culture in Khartoum

August 18 - 2015 KHARTOUM
Nuba community members perform a dance in Khartoum to mark the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on 15 August 2015 (Radio Dabanga)
Nuba community members perform a dance in Khartoum to mark the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on 15 August 2015 (Radio Dabanga)

Hundreds of members of the Nuba community turned out in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Saturday for dancing and singing in a festival that showcased their culture.

The Nuba Mountains Cultural Heritage Festival took place to mark the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

Juma Kunda Komi, a Nuba academic and author, said they are still not recognised by the government as indigenous people. He called upon the Nuba people to work hard to obtain the membership of the indigenous peoples and international institutions.

“We are shocked and we are unhappy because we are not included in the banner of the United Nations. We will work hard until we are recognized” he said.

"This celebration is a manifestation of our resilience; we want to maintain our culture," added Komi, who had been taking part in the cultural day.

The Sudanese lecturer also called for the stoppage of the ongoing war in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur regions.

(Photos by Radio Dabanga)


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