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Whirling Dervishes - Dhikr ceremony at Hamed al-Nil Tomb, Khartoum  
   

Whirling Dervishes - Dhikr ceremony at Hamed al-Nil Tomb, Khartoum

The War Train

February 23rd 2008
"I would sooner live like a Dervish with the Mahdi than go out to dinner every night in London" General Gordon (who was defeated and killed in the Mahdist Siege of Khartoum, 1885). Sudan gets a lot of bad press, with good reason. But I found the people to be the friendliest and most hospitable I've met anywhere in the world. There were numerous incidents during my time in Sudan when people ... read more
Africa » Sudan

Sudanese Flag Military regimes favoring Islamic-oriented governments have dominated national politics since independence from the UK in 1956. Sudan was embroiled in two prolonged civil wars during most of the remainder of the 20th century. These conflicts were roo... ... read more
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