The Republic of the Sudan
January 30, 2020
“I prefer civilization” said my cousin when I suggested that she and her husband accompany me to Sudan.
It’s true that in Khartoum, this capital city of five million, the streets are dusty or unpaved. The sidewalks uneven. Few signals control the traffic. Cars are parked wherever they stop. Buildings lie unfinished, in need of repair or just dilapidated.
it appears that nothing of any value is discarded. Men sit on the sidewalk or in small shops where they repair, mend or overhaul everything from watches to eyeglasses to telephones to irons to automotive parts.