ruins at Suakin, Red Sea coast south of Port Sudan
More about Port Sudan or picturesque Suakin, a former slave trade harbor
Next, I tremulously rode a
where I met the movie star "Zein",
saw the junction of the two Niles,
learned more about General Gordon and
the Mahdi in Omdurman,
visited the Dutch Embassy
and then flew on to Juba...
More information about
(plural of the Arabic
above: elections arboreally promulgated
left: girls gathering firewood for cooking
The southern Sudan was peaceful (for a short interval) and I was cordially received by the Provost of the University at Juba, who held court under a high tree. Separately, I joined a spontaneous mass-hunt on foot, bathed in the Nile and met some Ethiopean refugees. I also came across a traffic sign directing me to "the Belgian Congo".
BLO refecit 19990710..........
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