I landed in Sudan on the first day of 2014 and spent a week bouncing between friends in Khartoum. Here is the surface of the world I observed.
The Corinthia Hotel sits at the northern tip of Khartoum, and the confluence of the two niles. At one time it was a piece of Gaddafi's project to invest in, and unify Africa, financed by the Libyan government at a cost of over 80 million Euro. Now the sign of the Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company on the wall of the hotel has lost a few letters.