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Desirée Custers
Program Assistant | Interested in International Relations with a focus on | translator of Arabic Literature to Dutch |
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Desirée Custers Oct 25
Replying to @EWInstitute
See also our “Brussels MENA Briefing” on Jordan's foreign policy and its relationship with the EU and its neighbors
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Desirée Custers Oct 25
"Jordan has long been a buffer between its powerful and often belligerent neighbors" Much enjoyed this long-read on Jordan's internal politics, including its cracking down on the teachers syndicate, and position in the region. by in
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Desirée Custers Oct 21
Replying to @desicusters
Here an one of my previous articles on Arab Sci-Fi that looks at Palestinian/Jordanian Ibrahim Nasrallah's sci-fi novel "Second Dog War". It reads the novel as a warning against dystopia.
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Desirée Custers Oct 21
Awesome! I have written on Arab Science Fiction before, but Africanfuturism is new to me. Very much looking forward to reading this Anthology! Thank you for sharing
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Desirée Custers Oct 16
برنامج عن الترجمة الأدبية من اللغة الهولندية إلى العربية وبالعكس. حوار ممتع ومعلومات قيمة مع الشاعرة لمياء المقدم والاستاذ رونالد كون en Ronald Kon vertellen over de kunst en het belang van vertalen v/n Arabisch en Nederlands
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Middle East Eye Oct 16
In the 1960s and 70s, Sudan's music scene was one of the most vibrant, diverse and influential in the world. Here are 5 defining songs from the country's golden era:
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Desirée Custers Oct 11
Replying to @desicusters
Artwork in previous tweet by Mor Gueye "Amadou Bamba praying on the waters" (1998).
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Desirée Custers Oct 11
Replying to @desicusters
The Mouride artworks depict religious scenes and events from Bamba’s life, such as when he prayed on water or escaped the cruel plots of French colonialists (source “A Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal” Allen & Mary Nooter Roberts, African Arts(2002) Vol 35(4): 52-73)
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Desirée Custers Oct 11
Last week, thousands of Muslims from the Sufi Mouride Way gathered in Touba, Senegal, for the Grand Magal pilgrimage. The order is inspired by pacifist, poet and saint Amadou Bamba (1853-1927), whose only image from 1913 has inspired amazing artworks
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Desirée Custers Oct 10
Hoe deprimerend het nieuws ook mag zijn, 's aangename stem geeft me altijd wel het gevoel dat alles goed komt
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Desirée Custers Oct 7
Replying to @desicusters
In July the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources and Syrian Ministry of Irrigation coordinated on pressuring for their respective share of . Iraq also requested Syrian authorities to release more water of the river from the Tabqa Dam
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Desirée Custers Oct 6
A move towards in , among others through solar, hydro & wind energy, could benefit the Sudanese economy, What's needed? Commitment to a green agenda and international support for green initiatives
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Desirée Custers Sep 25
Replying to @jbgallopin
Although not exclusively on the MB, this project might be of interest
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Desirée Custers Sep 24
Beautiful Images by and words by . The Dynamics of Dust "sketches a Sahel inhabited by fluid actors who belong to neither terrorist groups nor the state but fluctuate in the vast space between."
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Desirée Custers Sep 19
Replying to @desicusters
لمتابعة مقالتي أعلاه: مع التداعيات الكارثية للفيضانات في ، ظهرت '' من قبل و ، هدفها "كسب التعاطف السياسي وتغيير المزاج الرسمي والشعبي الرافض للتيار ." المساعدة كوسيلة للنفوذ السياسي، شو رأيكم؟
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Desirée Custers Sep 3
Replying to @desicusters
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Desirée Custers Sep 3
On the night of September 3, a mortar targeted the G4S headquarters in Qadisiyah, Iraq. So far only material damage reported. For information on the role of in Iraq, see my article for
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Desirée Custers Aug 29
"نساء بروكسل: رواية جديدة من جيل عربي-أوروبي" مقالتي عن الرواية "نساء بركسل" للكاتبة الرائعة ، ترجمتُها إلى "Brusselse Vrouwen" a novel by the amazing
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Raseef22 English Aug 22
The humble house cat has long been admired and valued for both their companionship as well as their usefulness in hunting mice. Let's read about its symbolic and cultural representations in Arabic art
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Desirée Custers Aug 24
Replying to @desicusters
بالإضافة إلى ذلك: فتطبيع واحتمال التقارب بين و إسرائيل، مع ´الجزرة´ الرئيسية رفع السودان من قائمة الإرهاب، قد تعرض مكاسب اقتصادية للسودان، بل قد يؤدي أيضا إلى إزدياد استقطابها السياسي وتكثيف منافسة و في البلد
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