Sudan is the most frustrating, beguiling country in Africa. You will encounter monumental volumes of bureaucracy and procrastination, and permit and transport delays can upset the best-laid plans. Just as you finalize some arrangement, you hear that a bridge is down, a ferry out of action or a road waist-deep in mud. Don’t worry, you’ll be told, you’ll soon be on your way, insh’Allah – if God wills it. . .

(continued on p. 371)

Khartoum – the biggest city in North Africa after Cairo, and reckoned one of the safest on the continent – lies at the confluence of the Blue and White Niles. It consists of the twentieth-century city, the expanding industrial suburb of Bahari and the old capital of Omdurman, with its enormous, noisy souk. . .

(continued on p.372)

Links we like

Eyes on Darfur Amnesty International’s Darfur site.

Sudan Artists Gallery Impressive online gallery of works by Sudanese artists, mostly based in the US.

Sudan Update Reliable news and analysis.

This page last edited 9 June 2011 © Richard Trillo and Emma Gregg


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