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Sudan

Dealing With a Shrinking Salary

Nowadays, it can only take a couple of months for the value of your salary to drastically reduce.  Just a few months ago 20-50 SDG could buy you a pretty decent meal but now sandwiches start at about 50 SDG and a meal could cost you…

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…

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…

Growing Your Sudan Skin

Never once did I think I’d ever come to live in Sudan despite being of Sudanese descent. Rather I saw myself continuing to be what I grew up as…. a citizen of the world. As a child I often heard tales of almost mythical proportions…