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Dr. Anwar Fatihelrahman Ahmed Dafa-Alla is a Sudanese Computer scientist & Activist.

Also known as "Anwarking" is his well-known in the Sudanese Cyber-Space.

Born in Port Sudan in 1978.


Anwarking has graduated from The Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport in Alexandria, Egypt in 2003, as a Computer Engineer (B.eng).

Anwarking received his Msc. & Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2006, 2011 respectively from dblab in Computer Engineering school.Chungbuk National University in South Korea where he majored in Databases & Data Mining.

His research interest is Database Security, Privacy in Database and Data mining and Multidisciplinary science. website:

His website: AnwarKing.comwas among the first Sudanese websites appeared in 2001 to cover some Sudanese Cultural issues , especially the Sudanese Music, and other kind of cultural aspects.

Work and Career:

AnwarKing has Worked as part-time teaching assistant in his hometown, Port Sudan in Eastern Sudan in 2003.


AnwarKing is a co-founder of Sudan Developers Association (SudaDev) in 2002, and the First Sudanese who participated in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI2002) in Korea. He also, the Founder of Sudan Olympiad in Informatics (SOI), among other activities.

Living abroad: Dafa-Alla lived in Egypt from 1997 to early 2003 and then in South Korea from September 2003 to December 2010 for his post graduate studies.

Major contributions: Some major contributions for Dafa-Alla include: - Translated more than 600 TED talks into Arabic through TED Open Translation Project - Co-founder of Sudanese Developers Association 2002 - Founder of Sudanese Olympiad of informatics 2003 - Founder of Sudanese Researchers Initiative 2009 under the motto: "The problem and the solution lie within YOU!" on Facebook - Founder and the curator of TEDxKhartoum Conference

Video Blogging

In July of 2008 to November 2008, he started a video blog to criticize the Sudanese government, Featured in several news articles such as: Sudanese blogger uses YouTube videos to deliver political messages.


Soon after, he ceased fire and focused on other volunteer work, such as Translating TED into Arabic. In a short time, he joined the Most active volunteer translators and interviewed in TED Blog TED Blog: Meet Anwar Dafa-Alla, TED volunteer translator ...

Anwarking is also A TEDx speaker...he spoke in the first TEDx Yonsei, where he talked about the similarities and dissimilarities between Sudan and Korea A letter from Sudan A letter from Sudan.

Anwarking attended TEDActive conference in 2010 [1] Attendee.

And attended the first TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

More Roles in TEDx Korea - 3rd TEDxYonsei Adviser In November 2010, Anwarking was on TEDxSeoul Stage where he shared some thoughts about his experience of Translation of TED Talks. I'm a TED volunteer translator I am a TED Volunteer Translator

Anwar Dafa-Alla's Interests: Work to Develop Sudanese intellectual community and reports various situation in Sudan throughout the world. He believes that the developed countries should provide Education and technological knowledge to developing countries rather than financial help.

In 2011, Anwar Dafa-Alla has coined the term "Mini for Mega" Mini For Mega is quoted by TED, which means use small stuff to do big stuff during his TEDxKhartoum community building in Sudan.