This blog discusses the Transnational Lived Citizenship which is a project that examines how diaspora populations establish different forms of political belonging orientated towards their homeland, their current place of residence, and across a wider transnational network. In Khartoum, their research focused on the lives of Eritreans and Ethiopians living in the city and they discuss how they want to secure passports for their children by marrying a Sudanese citizen and using marriage as a strategy to overcome a status regarded as objectionable. They also discuss how dynamics are different in rural areas and the borderlands between Sudan and its neighbours, where belonging is more fluid and less easily demarcated in terms of nationalities, ethnicities and other markers.
The Ethiopian community recently protested in Solidarity against the war in Sudan. Watch the video below: