Ian Thomas Jersey Magazine - Khartoum Gateway

Are You a Hard Worker or a Workaholic?

Occupations have become an integral part of personal identity for many millennials and are seen as essential for wellbeing. It's safe to say that most of us have integrity and want to excel at our jobs, but at what point does our healthy…
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Sudanese Cinnamon Tea

Under the pulsing noonday sun, Tea Ladies line the streets of Sudan. They soak up what little shade they can find. Water simmers over charcoal stoves. They swirl a mishmash of ingredients through the steam, into the pot. You can pick…
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School Blues

No doubt the idea of finally being able to go and live in my Father’s country of origin was a dream come true.  However, I, like many other returning Sudanese  and expatriates living in Sudan, have found the school situation here to be a…
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Dealing with Difficult People

Dealing with difficult people involves negotiating with counterparts you mistrust, dislike, or even think are “evil.” Nonetheless, a skilled negotiator knows where to find and create value in any negotiation. When dealing with difficult…
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Selling Like The GodFather

The world-famous The Godfather trilogy, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and based on the novel by Mario Puzo, has become one of the most acclaimed productions of recent film history. The story of the Corleone family, watched again and…
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A Referendum

There they stood. Tall as the Sudanese day is long; black as a moonless night. Like two clothes horses. They stood erect, he in an ill fitted suit, ashy ankles bare and she, her threadbare wrap draped, cascading from her shoulder,…
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Understanding ‘Moojamalah’

If you haven’t heard this term by now you would have undoubtedly experienced this term in action.  Translated as “courtesy”, the term “moojamalah” is most definitely used here in Sudan in a courteous way!   However, the courtesy behind this…
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