Thesiger was a great man who spent a large part of his life exploring, photographing and finding out about the people who lived in the Middle East. By the mid-20th century very few areas of the globe remained to be explored, and so the exploits of men such as Thesiger can be seen as much … Read moreWilfed Patrick Thesiger and the Empty Quarter of Arabia
Sheikh Ibrahim Niasse is possibly the most influential West African spiritual leader of the 20th century. Who was this sufi saint and what was his legacy? Sheikh Ibrahim Niasse has left a legacy of millions of followers around the world. He is known as one of the most prolific Islamic revivalists of the 20st century. … Read moreWho was Sheikh Ibrahim Niasse?
Sudan’s ceaseless conflicts have been interpreted from many different angles. The best possible explanation, however, is that country’s colonial history. Sudan, Africa’s largest country (i.e. until the recent secession of the South) and home to one of the greatest empires on the continent has come to symbolize conflict. The two most prominent of these conflicts … Read moreA Brief History of Sudan’s Conflicts