a VOICES OF DARFUR AFRICAN UNION UNITED NATIONS HYBRID OPERATION IN DARFUR (UNAMID)VOL 07 NO 08 Interview with UNAMID Force Commander UNAMID ODO: Assisting Victims of Explosive Remnants of War Impacting the next generation through education An Interview with Artist Mohamoud Dafalla Elmasry
C arlos AraujoC hief C EDITOR-IN-CHIEF NOTE ON THE COVER a T T Voices of Darfur u Artist Mohamoud Dafalla Elmasry, paints at UM Aldiyar Park in El Daein. Mr. Elmasry speaks to Voices of Darfur about the origins of his love for painting, his philanthropic support to his local community and the challenges faced by artists in East Darfur. Photo by Hassan Ishag, UNAMID. On 30 March 2017, UNAMID and the Al-Mourada club, held a peace and peaceful coexistence festival in El Fasher, North Darfur. Hundreds of people attended the event, which included traditional dances, a music concert and drama performances highlighting the importance of social peace among local communities. Photo by Amin Ismail, UNAMID. Editor-in-Chief Carlos Araujo Editor Musi Khumalo Staff Writer Salah Mohammed Graphics & Design Arie Santoso Mutaz Ahmed Photographers Mohamad Almahady Amin Ismail Hamid Abdulsalam Contributors Matilda Moyo Mohamad Almahady Gamal Hamad Translation Nabil Mohamed Rindala Eid Eltahir Nourain Mohammed Alawad Alawad Ahmad Ibrahim Abdalla Abdulraheeem Adam WarPublications and Multimedia Unit (PMMU) Communications and Public Information Section (CPIS) UNAMID Email: email@example.com Website: https://unamid.unmissions.orgThe designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNAMID concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Content in this publication may be freely quoted or reprinted, provided credit is attributed to UNAMID. gplus.to/UNAMID flickr.com/unamid-photo facebook.com/UNAMID twitter.com/unamidnews facebook.com/UNAMID.arabic
1 VOICES OF DARFURVol. 7 No. 8 IN THIS ISSUE 20PAGE 2 Darfuri women call for participation in decision making, reconciliation and peace process PAGE 3 Demobilized ex-combatants in South Darfur to Return to civilian life PAGE 3 UNAMID supports workshop on Good Governance in Central Darfur PAGE 4 UNAMID assists displaced persons extinguish fire at El Neem camp, East Darfur PAGE 5 UNAMID commemorates International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers MISSION LEADERSHIPPAGE 6 UNAMID organizes interactive installations and a photo exhibition in El Fasher, North Darfur PAGE 7 UNAMID hands over police post to the Government of Sudan police in West Darfur PAGE 8 UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and AU Commissioner for Peace and Security conduct joint visit to Sudan PAGE 9 120 rural court judges trained on techniques for mediation of disputes in Darfur Interview with UNAMID Force Commander14INTERVIEWImpacting the next generation through education10EDUCATIONUNAMID ODO: Assisting Victims of Explosive Remnants of WarFEATURE 30UNAMID Temporary Operating Base in Golo, Central Darfur, taking shape27PHOTO STORYAn Interview with Artist Mohamoud Dafalla ElmasryCULTURE
2 NEWS On 26 and 27 March 2018, some ernment, parliamentarians, locali -Darfuri women call for participation in decision making, reconciliation and peace processUNAMID Joint Special Representative, Jeremiah Mamabolo, and North Darfur Minister of Social Affairs, Osman Yousif, received on 27 March 2018, the recommendations issued from a two-day workshop on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, on Women, Peace and Security. The event, organized by the Missions Gender Advisory Unit and the Social Affairs Ministry, in El Fasher, North Darfur, was part of the Darfur wide Global Open Day. Photo by Amin Ismail, UNAMID.
3 NEWS Some 800 former combatants will -Demobilized ex-combatants in South Darfur to return to civilian life Some 800 former combatants, including women, were registered in Nyala, South Darfur, during a two-week exercise, organized collaboratively by the Sudan Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission, the Sudan Armed Forces and the Darfur Security Arrangement Implementation Commission. UNAMIDsGovernance and Community Stabilization Section supported the initiative which began on 26 February 2018. Photo by Mutaz Munafal, UNAMID. UNAMID supports workshop on Good Governance in Central Darfur repre -UNAMIDs Governance and Community Stabilization Section, in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government and Public Service, organized on 10 May 2018, a training workshop on good governance in Zalingei, Central Darfur. Participants were drawn from state government bodies and civil society. Photo by Mohammed Idriss, UNAMID.
4 NEWS El Neem camp, East DarfurOn 17 March 2018, More than 2500 families were affected by a fire that ravaged parts of El Neem for internally displaced persons, in East Darfur. A UNAMD Team, led by Mr. Innih Akpan, Officer in Charge, East Darfur office, visited the Camp to identify the damage and losses caused by the fire. Photo by Gamal Hamad, UNAMID.
5 NEWS UNAMID commemorated on 29 May 2018, the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers at the Missions Headquarters in El Fasher, North Darfur. the event was attended by UNAMIDs Joint Special Representative (JSR), Jeremiah Mamabolo, the newly appointed Deputy Joint Special Representative (DJSR), Ms. Anita Kiki Gbeho, the Deputy Wali (Governor) of North Darfur, Mr. Mohammed Birama Hassab Alnubi, Photo by Amin Ismail, UNAMID.On 29 May 2018 UNAMID commemorates International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
6 NEWSUNAMIDs Communication and Public Information Section organized aphoto and cultural exhibitionOn 24 and 25 April 2018, atthe Missionsheadquarters in ElFasher, North Darfur, as part of its current campaign Together for Peace. The event was included a handicraft market benefiting local artists. Photo by Mohamad Almahady, UNAMID. UNAMID organizes interactive installations and a photo exhibition in El Fasher, North Darfur Darfur sons camps as well as women rep
7 NEWS UNAMID handed over On 23 April 2018, a police post at Al Riyadh camp for internally displaced persons in El Geneina, West Darfur, to the Government of Sudan police. The project is part of the Missions efforts aimed at strengthening rule of law and enhancing security in the area. Photo by Elsadig Daud, UNAMID. presence of a police force upon on is a critical element of rule of UNAMID hands over police post to the Government of Sudan police in West Darfur
8 NEWSUnder-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security,Ambassador Smail Chergui, concluded on 10 April 2018, their trip to Sudan with a visit to ZamZam camp for internally displaced persons near El Fasher, North Darfur. In the picture, Smail Chergui addresses community leaders at the camp. Photo by Mohamad Almahady, UNAMID UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and AU Commissioner for Peace and Security conduct joint visit to Sudan
9 NEWSUNAMID Rule of Law 120 rural court judges trained on techniques for mediation of disputes in DarfurSome 30 rural court judges from various localities in South Darfur recently attended a two-day UNAMID-supported workshop on Sudan civil and criminal procedural laws and mediation techniques, in Nyala, South Darfur. The training was aimed at building the capacity of rural court judges to mediate intercommunal conicts, including land disputes. Photo by Mutaz Munafal, UNAMID.
10 VOICES OF DARFUR EDUCATION Impacting the next generation through educationTwenty-two year old Selma BY MATILDA MOYO
11 VOICES OF DARFURStudents make use of the library at the University of Geneina, which was once a UNAMID sub-camp. Thousands of students are benefiting from the facility and look forward to a bright future after their studies. Photo by Matilda Moyo, UNAMID.
12 EDUCATIONThe former UNAMID sub-camp is now a vibrant University campus thats churning out graduates in diverse fields, who are contrib uting towards thedevelopment of Darfur and Sudan at large. Photo by Matilda Moyo, UNAMID.
13 V EDUCATIONA student writes an examination at the University of Geneina. The institution has afforded thousands of Darfuri students the opportunity to get tertiary education and contribute to improving their communities. Photo by Matilda Moyo, UNAMID.
14 VOICES OF DARFUR INTERVIEWINTERVIEW BY MUSI KHUMALOInterview with UNAMID Force Commander UNAMID Force Commander, Lt General Leonard Ngondi, shares his thoughts on the Missions current reconfiguration exercise, with special focus on the complex role of the Military component in this herculean exercise.
15 VOICES OF DARFURUNAMID Force Commander, Lt General Leonard Ngondi, working at his office in UNAMIDs headquarters, El Fasher, North Darufr, on 26 April 2018. Photo by Mohamad Almahady, UNAMID.
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17 INTERVIEW MK: FC: MK: FC: MK: FC: UNAMID Force Commander, Lieutenant-General, Leonard Ngondi (second right), conducted on 25 April 2018, an operational visit to Golo, Central Darfur, where he met the local authorities and inspected progress made in the construction of the Missions Temporary Operating Base (TOB) in the area. Photo by Marong Lamin, UNAMID.
18 MK: FC: MK: FC: INTERVIEWOn a recent visit to Sortony, North Darfur, UNAMID Force Commander, Lieutenant-General Leonard Ngondi, assessed the security situation and was briefed on issues related to displaced persons, farmers and herders in the area. He also discussed operational challenges faced by peacekeepers at the Missions Gathering Site. The Force Commanders visit, which took place on 27 February 2018, is part of the Missions continued eorts to protect civilians aected by displacement and conict across Darfur. Photo by Ansumana Colley, UNAMID.
19 MK: FC: INTERVIEW UNAMID Force Commander, Lieutenant-General, Leonard Ngondi, handed over on 23 May 2018, a rehabilitated classrooms, a drinking water tank as well as educational materials and sport equipment to Zu Alnorin Basic School for boys in El Fasher, North Darfur. The project, implemented by the Missions Nepalese peacekeepers, is part of UNAMIDs continued support to education across Darfur. Photo by Marong Lamin, UNAMID.
20 VOICES OF DARFUR BY SALAH MOHAMMEDFEATUREUNAMID ODO: Assisting Victims of Explosive Remnants of War
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22 FEATUREUNAMID Joint Special Representative, Jeremiah Kingsley Mamabolo, presented on 15 January 2018, an appreciation award to Abel Tesfai, on behalf of the Missions Ordnance Disposal Office (ODO). The award recognizes an ODO project that aims to educate people in remote areas of Darfur about the dangers of explosive remnants of war. The solar-powered Risk Education Talking Device which contains audio material designed in part for people who may not be able to read -also received a 2017 UN Secretary-Generals Award. Photo by Mohamad Almahady, UNAMID.
23 -FEATURE 18-year-old, Hussein Muhajer (left), is a survivor of an ERW incident that occurred in El Fasher, north Darfur. Muhajer receives a grocery shop items from UNAMID ODO as part of the income generation projects. UNAMID photo. consequences of
24 remnants of war awareness materiFEATUREA UNAMID-contracted team is pictured during a recent ordnance demolition process at a government military shooting range in Adarr, West Darfur. The operation was conducted under the supervision of UNAMIDs Ordnance Disposal Oce and the Sudanese Armed Forces The Mission continues to destroy explosive remnants of war (ERW) across Darfur as part of its mandate to protect civilians. Photo by Matilda Moyo, UNAMID.
25 FEATUREPeople gather at a celebratory event on 28 February 2018, declaring Kereinik locality, West Darfur, free of unexploded ordnance and explo sive remnants of war. This event, organized by the National Mine Action Centre and supported by UNAMID Ordnance Disposal Oce, marks the second such community safety and stabilization milestone in West Darfur, following the successful completion of a similar exercise in Forobaranga in 2017. Photo by Elsadig Daud, UNAMID.
26 PHOTO STORY (2017) UNAMID Temporary Operating Base in Golo, Central Darfur, taking shape26 VOICES OF DARFUR
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28 VOICES OF DARFUR PHOTO STORY operations in terms of facilitation
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30 CULTUREBY GAMAL HAMAD An Interview with Artist Mohamoud Dafalla ElmasryForty-two-year old Mohamoud Elmasry, was born in El Daien, East Darfur. He attended Algharbiya Basic School and Alshamaliya Secondary School in the same town, although he did not get a chance to further his studies through tertiary education. VoD: Mahmoud:
31 VoD: Mahmoud: CULTUREArtist Mohamoud Dafalla Elmasry, paints at UM Aldiyar Park in El Daein. Mr. Elmasry speaks to Voices of Darfur about the origins of his love for painting, his philanthropic support to his local community and the challenges faced by artists in East Darfur. Photo by Hassan Ishag, UNAMID. Art work created by Artist Mohamoud Dafalla Elmasry, who is currently a member of the Forum for Sudanese Painters and dreams of setting up a Fine Arts School for his community. Photo by Hassan Ishag, UNAMID. A paint created by Artist Mohamoud Dafalla Elmasry, who is currently a member of the Forum for Sudanese Painters and dreams of setting up a Fine Arts School for his community. Photo by Hassan Ishag, UNAMID.
32 CULTURE VoD: Mahmoud: VoD: Mahmoud: Artist Mohamoud Dafalla Elmasry, paints at UM Aldiyar Park in El Daein. Mr. Elmasry speaks to Voices of Darfur about the origins of his love for painting, his philanthropic support to his local community and the challenges faced by artists in East Darfur. Photo by Hassan Ishag, UNAMID.
33 Artist Mohamoud Dafalla Elmasry is pictured at UM Aldiyar Park in El Daein, East Darfur. Photo by Hassan Ishag, UNAMID.
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