Khartoum is aggressive and influential and it was insisting that the referendum will not take place.
Christianity arrived in Sudan, about 125 miles northeast of Khartoum, with the eunuch minister of Queen Candice in 35 AD.
Perhaps Khartoum could even lean on Machar to be more amenable to a diplomatic solution.
The mystery of what happened in Khartoum continues -- for now.
But the Arabs said no, first quietly, then publicly at the Khartoum Summit.
So might he have looked as he stood in Khartoum facing death.
This is the certain result of the settlement of Khartoum traders.
It was improbable that the Dervishes would abandon these keys to Khartoum and the Soudan without severe resistance.
That is the impolicy of announcing our intention to evacuate Khartoum.
They left Khartoum on the 15th of April, and continued their journey down to Berber by water.
1842, from Arabic Bilad-al-sudan, literally "country of the blacks," from sud, plural of aswad (fem. sauda) "black."
Republic in northeastern Africa, bordered on the north by Egypt; on the east by the Red Sea and Ethiopia; on the south by Kenya, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo; and on the west by the Central African Republic, Chad, and Libya. Its capital is Khartoum, and its largest city is Omdurman.
Note: Sudan was under the joint rule of Britain and Egypt (though Britain exercised actual control) from 1899 to 1956.
Note: Recently, it has been plagued by famine and civil war.