Sudan Images

When we think of images of the Sudan, they are normally of conflict, starvation and famine, with children desperate for a safe and secure future, a future that following the recent referendum confirming the south as an independent nation, may possibly be less bleak than the the past few decades have proved to be with millions dead and displaced through civil war and what some describe as genocide in Darfur.

Sudan TopographyThis video, produced by a citizen of Sudan, attempts to provide some positive images of Sudan against a background of Sudan music and poetry. Of course, such images do not detract from the overall situation in Sudan, but provide a balance, as for many, particularly in the north and north east of the country, the troubles of that land are not a daily occurrence and many live their lives in relative calm and safety.

Sudan itself, with its population of around 34 million is situated in north-east Africa and is bordered to its north by Eritrea and Ethiopia to its east, Kenya and Uganda to its south-east, South Sudan to its south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic to its south-west, Chad to its west and Libya to its north-west.

It covers an area around a third the size of the USA. Sudan's topography (right) is dominated by desert in the north of the country that creates sandstorms as well as regular droughts, with a flat featureless plain in its centre and mountain ranges in the south, west and north-east. Both the White and Blue Nile flow through Sudan, meeting close to Khartoum before continuing its journey north into Egypt and flowing out into the Mediterranean Sea.

Whilst there are ongoing travel alerts, if you do visit Sudan take in the National Museum in Khartoum with its exhibits dating back to the time of the Pharaohs. The small Ethnographical Museum in Khartoum will also interest those who want an insight into Sudan village life with its collection of hunting implements, instruments and other daily artefacts.

Also try and visit the beautiful and peaceful Sabaloka Gorge on the River Nile as well as a tour on the Nile itself and then Suakin Island originally developed by Ramesses III in the 10th century BCE as a strategic port for trade and exploration; a position it held for 3000 years. Whilst nowadays mostly ruins, it remains a popular tourist attraction and its port still ferries thousands of pilgrims across to Saudi Arabia each year to complete their Haj; the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.

This video provides images of Sudan and gives a wider view of the country from how it is widely perceived; as a dusty, hot, barren land.


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A video showing positive pictures and images of the country and people of Sudan, a war torn country on the brink of further civil war.


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