A Bigger, Better Sudan Open Archive
An expanded version of the Sudan Open Archive (SOA) is now online. The new version – SOA 2.0 – features an improved user interface and open access to a thousand books and documents on all aspects of Sudan. The Archive makes a wide range of material available – and searchable – in digital form for the first time. It also incorporates an internet guide with links to several hundred Sudan-related websites. SOA 2.0 includes dictionaries, material on human rights and environmental issues and a collection of reports on local peace meetings in north and south Sudan. There are also full texts of key documents concerning the current political process, including the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the Report of the Abyei Boundaries Commission. Among the books and reports newly available on the Archive are “The Dhein Massacre” by Ushari Mahmud and Suliman Baldo, “Cleaned the Crocodile’s Teeth” (Nuer songs translated by Terese Svoboda), African Rights’ “Food and Power in Sudan” and dictionaries of Sudanese and Juba Arabic. SOA 2.0 will also be available on an external hard drive.
For more information on this or other aspects of the Archive, please contact the Director [email protected].
The Sudan Open Archive is a projects of the Rift Valley Institute (RVI). The Institute is a non-profit organization working with communities and institutions in Eastern Africa. RVI programmes connect local knowledge to global information. They include field-based social research, support for local educational institutions and in-country field training.