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BBC World service & BBC AFrica

Letter from africa [radio & online]

In BBC Africa’s series of letters from African journalists, Yousra breaks down Sudanese sentiments to a video of a male lecturer assaulting his students and what it says about the state of women's rights in the country.

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BBC World service & BBC AFrica

Letter from africa [radio & online]

In BBC Africa’s series of letters from African journalists, Yousra looks at why the #MeToo hashtag is useless in Sudan, where sexual harassment thrives in a culture of stigmatised silence.

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FT Column (International edition print)

Sudan’s antiquities are under threat as Gulf crisis rages

In a Financial Times op-ed, Yousra explores the race to uncover and preserve Sudan’s ancient Nubian history. A journey riddled with devastating dam projects and regional rivalries.

 
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BBC World service & BBC AFrica

Letter from africa [radio & online]

In BBC Africa’s series of letters from African journalists, Yousra looks at how some Sudanese women are turning to black market substances - read fattening steroid pills - in their quest for beauty.

 
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BBC World service & BBC AFrica

Letter from africa [radio & online]

In BBC Africa’s series of letters from African journalists, Yousra looks at how Sudanese youth are using social media to express their African identity, in the face of government-endorsed Arab cultural hegemony.

 
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BBC World service & BBC AFrica

Letter from africa [radio & online]

In BBC Africa’s series of letters from African journalists, Yousra looks at how Sudan's young poets are reviving the nation's tradition of lyrical resistance.

 
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FT special report (UK EDITION print)

Sudan appeals to investors after sanctions thaw

Yousra explores the prospect of a sanctions-free Sudan - months before the final US sanctions lift in October 2017 - and the government’s efforts to shed its reputation as a pariah state if its industries are to prosper.

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BBC World service & BBC AFrica

Letter from africa [radio & online]

In BBC Africa’s series of letters from African journalists, Yousra explains what it is like to live in a country subject to US sanctions as a Trump travel ban looms.

 
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The Guardian

Patients over politics: Sudanese breast cancer clinic that beat sanctions

Yousra unveils a specialised breast cancer clinic in Khartoum, and the founder that persuaded US congress to lift trade embargo on medical equipment.

 
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cnn style

P-Square meets Picasso: How DJ Moma took Afrobeats to the Guggenheim

Yousra profiles world-renowned DJ and New York City’s afrobeats ambassador, Sudanese-born Mohamed Hamad.

 
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The Guardian

#SudanUnderSanctions: young people describe life on the blacklist

Yousra starts a trending hashtag on Twitter - #SudanUnderSanction - and records the experiences of the Sudanese community in the country and across the diaspora, dealing with 20 years of US sanctions.

 
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The Guardian (two-page spread, uk edition)

Meet the radical beauty queen taking on the Sudanese regime

Yousra uncovers the radical beauty pageant celebrating the darker skin tones of Nuba women in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, displaced by a bloody counter-insurgency campaign in their homeland.

 
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The Guardian

In Sudan, communities are finally seeing the value of educating girls

Yousra explores the school enrolment campaigns launched in some Sudan’s most conservative muslim communities, changing attitudes towards female education.

 
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The Guardian

Art against the odds: new book showcases Sudan's isolated creatives

Yousra unveils a project that hopes to promote homegrown Sudanese artists to the world - stifled by an unstable political climate and decades of sanctions.

 
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reuters news

Syrians fleeing war find unlikely refuge in Sudan

Yousra covers the wave of Syrian refugees making a life in Sudan, as visa-free access is offered by the flailing country’s government.

 
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Cnn africa

How dogs are helping to clear Sudan's landmines

Yousra meets the imported German Shepherds clearing Sudan’s World War II landmines.

 
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CNN AFRICA

Profile: Asim Gorashi, the peace-building Sufi world-whistling champion

Yousra sits down with Sufi musician Asim Gorashi as he discusses his mission to create social harmony in Sudan through musical harmony.

 
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CNN AFrica

Olympic wrestlers beware, Sudan's fighting giants are coming

Yousra speaks to Sudan’s Nuba Wrestlers - displaced southern Sudanese men transformed into local celebrities - fresh off the plane from Japan, sponsored by the Japanese government to train there for the Tokyo 2020 games.