Divided by the Niles, Khartoum is a tripartite metropolis with an estimated overall population of over five million people, consisting of Khartoum proper, and linked by bridges to Khartoum North (الخرطوم بحريal-Kharṭūm Baḥrī) and Omdurman (أم درمانUmm Durmān) to the west.
The origin of the word Khartoum is uncertain. One theory argues that khartoum is derived from Arabickharṭūmخرطوم meaning 'trunk' or 'hose', probably referring to the narrow strip of land extending between the Blue and White Niles. Captain J. A. Grant, who reached Khartoum in 1863 with Captain Speke's expedition, thought that the name was most probably from the Arabic قرطمqurtum, safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), which was cultivated extensively in Egypt for its oil to be used as fuel. Some scholars speculate that the word derives from kiertoum in the Dinka language, which means "the junction of two rivers."
Khartoum is the fourth and final album released in 2005 by Jandek. The album was released by Corwood Industries and his 43rd release overall. The album features the Corwood Representative on solo vocals and acoustic guitar.
The city boasts the annual East AfricanArt Auction, the largest in the region that has taken place since 2013 ... This sadly misses the cultural growth taking place in cities across the region, from Addis Ababa, to Khartoum to Mogadishu - a city, though scarred by war that now hosts a literary festival, a new art museum and theatre.
Street artist Medo has painted more than 100 politically charged murals across Khartoum [Matteo Lonardi/Al Jazeera]“All we can continue to do is make art because things are too bad,” says Medo Kagonka, a 20-year-old street artist who created the mural on the wall of the morgue.
It is surprising given he has been exhibiting frequently in South Africa, his artworks sell out at art fairs and in London-based auctions and they present a unique abstract aesthetic ... His proclivity for abstraction proved somewhat of a challenge for the lecturers at the University of Sudan in Khartoum, where he studied fine art.
Hearing-impaired students are seen at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum. Hearing-impaired students are seen outside a classroom at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum. Hearing-impaired students attend a class at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum.