Sudan has more pyramids than any other country on earth – even more than Egypt. There are at least 223 pyramids in the Sudanese cities of Al Kurru, Nuri, Gebel Barkal and MeroΓ«. They are generally 20 to 30 metres high and steep sided. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nub…
Today I learned about Ghost Marriage, where a living bride or groom is married to someone that is deceased, or where two deceased parties are married by their families. It is still practiced even today in China, Japan, Sudan, France and the US atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned that the nations of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda are considering merging to form a new nation: the East African Federation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
Sudan is the last male northern white rhinoceros. He was infertile for many years which makes the subspecies functionally extinct before his death by euthanasian. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sud…
Sudan was the last male northern white rhinoceros. He died in 2018 by euthanasia from age related complications. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sud…
George Clooney spent a lot of money to spy on a leader in the Sudan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sat…
Kevin Carter, the photographer that received a Pulitzer Prize for the photograph he took of a starving boy and vulture in South Sudan ended up taking his own life in 1994 with this suicide note β€œhaunted by vivid memories and killings & corpses...starving children...of trigger happy madmen” 100photos.time.com/photos…
There is a dialect of Arabic that isn't naturally spoken anywhere, but which is understandable to all speakers of Arabic. While people from Egypt, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen or Syria might not understand each other, they can understand the same news report. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mod…
Crucifixion is still legal in Sudan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sud…
In 2017, a Tinder profile was created for Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino describing him as the β€˜most eligible bachelor in the world’. His profile started with the line β€œI’m one of a kind”. He was euthanized on 19 March 2018, after suffering from age-related complications. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
The Name "Candace" originates from the title given to the Queen of Kush in modern day Sudan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
A Polish environmental charity put a SIM card in a GPS tracker to follow the migratory pattern of a white stork. They lost track of the stork and later received a phone bill for $2,700; someone in Sudan had taken the SIM from the tracker and made over 20 hours of calls. theregister.co.uk/2018/07…
In 1998 grade school children in Aurora, Colorado, collect $35,000 to purchase and free slave children in Sudan. nytimes.com/1998/12/02/us…
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania & South Sudan have kicked off a process to unify with a single constitution, common market & currency en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
There are only seven countries where alcohol is illegal: Afghanistan, Maldives, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen smartadvocate.com/News/Bl…
While pyramids are associated with Egypt, the nation of Sudan has 220 extant pyramids, the most numerous in the world wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrami…
Osama bin Laden loved sunflowers and one of al-Qaeda’s training centres was on his sunflower farm in Sudan wnycstudios.org/podcasts/…
George Clooney spent his Nespresso earnings on a spy satellite to watch Sudan warlord accused of genocide and other war crimes, Omar Al Bashir. huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013…
Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt telegraph.co.uk/travel/de…
Before the conflict in South Sudan, a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of sugar used to cost eight South Sudanese pounds. The price reached 400 South Sudanese pounds in 2018 dw.com/en/south-sudans-ne…
"Bir Tawil" is one of the few places on Earth not claimed by any country. An American trekked there and claimed it in 2014 as the Kingdom of North Sudan so he could make his daughter a princess. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
The most ancient archaeological record of a prehistoric massacre is in Sudan, with 14,000 years old skeletons, half of them with arrowheads embedded in, which indicates that they may have been the casualties of warfare. This likely occurred in the wake of a local ecological crisis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
George Clooney Uses Nespresso Commercial Money for Satellite to Spy on Sudan Dictator parade.com/59699/viannguy…
An American citizen, Jeremiah Heaton, claimed an unclaimed, undisputed area of land between Sudan and Egypt of about 795 square feet. His new nation was named North Sudan, and serving as king, Heaton applied for United Nations Observer Entity status. kingdomsudan.org/page/his…
Today I learned of Muhammad Ali Pasha, an Albanian who rose through the ranks of the Ottoman army to become viceroy of Egypt. While viceroy, he destroyed the first Saudi state, conquered Sudan, and launched a rebellion which almost overthrew the Sultan, before being halted by European intervention. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muh…
In 2014 hundreds of southern Sudanese soldiers deserted their units and walked more than 400 km for three months in the wilderness to reach Sudan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda are working towards merging into one country, the East African Federation, which would be the 10th largest country in the world. theeastafrican.co.ke/news…
Most of the money George Clooney makes off his Nespresso commercials, he spends on a satellite that surveils over the border of North and South Sudan to keep an eye on criminal and dictator Omar al-Bashir to track his vicious army in an attempt to warn civilians before attacks occur parade.com/59699/viannguy…
Juba, South Sudan, is one of the newest capitals in the world. The population has been growing rapidly as people from Europe, Asia, and the rest of Africa flock to the city because it is the commercial hub of South Sudan’s oil industry blackpast.org/global-afri…
Today I learned about the Magyarab people. They are of Hungarian ancestry and live along the Nile River in Egypt and Sudan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
That, in the 1980's, Israel operated a beach resort in Sudan, which was actually a Mossad front allowing them to evacuate Sudanese and Ethiopian Jews to Israel. bbc.com/news/stories-4370…
A man in Sudan was forced to MARRY A GOAT by his local council of elders after being caught in the act with it by the goat's owner. He also had to pay a $50 dowry to the owner. It is not clear if they are still together. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/afric…
After President Carter retired, he started an effort to eradicate the Guinea Worm, which infected millions of people with worms that slowly and painfully burrow out of the body over 3 months. By 2001, the infection rate was reduced by 98%, with 80% of the remaining cases in the Sudan warzone. pbs.org/wgbh/americanexpe…
Today I learned about Jeremiah Heaton, a father who flew to Africa to claim a piece of land between Sudan and Egypt so that his seven-year-old daughter Emily would officially become a princess. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
There is an unclaimed land between Egypt and Sudan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
South Sudan is planning a new capital city named Ramciel and will be built in an area that was previously a rhino sanctuary in the forest news24.com/Africa/News/so…
Sudan has the most Pyramids in any country with over 350 found so far. aljazeera.com/indepth/inp…
In order to rescue Ethiopian Jews, the Mossad bought and ran a profitable scuba diving resort in Sudan between 1982 and 1984. 8,000 people were safely smuggled to Israel. reuters.com/article/us-is…
State Department travel suggestions for travel to South Sudan include making funeral arrangements travel.state.gov/content/…
In 2004, there were only three surgeons serving southern Sudan, with three proper hospitals, and in some areas there was just one doctor for every 500,000 people en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
An 800 sq. mile region on the border of Egypt and Sudan, Bir Tawil, has a terra nullius status, meaning no country claims the land and has no laws. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer is the largest known fossil aquifer ever discovered. The word β€œfossil’ indicates the aquifer’s water, by the use of radiocarbons, has been stored for hundreds of thousands of years. The aquifer lies beneath northeast African countries (Egypt, Libya, Sudan, and Chad) sites.stedwards.edu/panga…
Abbas I ruled Egypt from 1848 to 1854 until he was murdered by his slaves. He was inaccessible to adventurers bent on plundering Egypt and Sudan of riches, and kicked out all foreign business en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abb…
Kevin Carter, the man who won a Pulitzer for his photograph of a vulture overlooking a starving child in Sudan, killed himself due to the guilt he felt from his time as a photojournalist in South Africa and the horrors he witnessed and captured. allthatsinteresting.com/k…
Osama Bin Laden was an avid fan of horse racing, but stopped going to the race track in Sudan to protest the fact that they had a house band, as he felt that "music was the flute of the devil". theguardian.com/world/200…
George Clooney used to spend the money he earned from Nespresso advertisement on a satellite that would spy on the Sudan dictator Omar al-Bashir parade.com/59699/viannguy…
The first South Sudan cookbook ever published was written in 2018 by a mother from the South Sudanese community in Melbourne, Australia considerthesauce.net/2018…
South Sudan is the world's newest country, being made in 2011 youtube.com/watch?v=pKmM1…
Sudan had approximately 255 pyramids, twice the amount in ancient Egypt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nub…
George Clooney uses money he makes from coffee adverts to track military movements in Sudan lemenachfd.org/Articles/3…

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