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.
When the fighting first started in Khartoum, I hid from the news ... Since my dad died, they had been my connection to Khartoum. They were “me” if I had stayed, living my alternative Khartoum life, not the one I was living in Aberdeen.
Heavy fighting between warring parties has continued in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and other cities ahead of the ceasefire talks on Sunday ... In Khartoum, art curator Duaa Tariq, 30, said his area was under RSF control.
KHARTOUM ... “Our neighbourhood is now completely under RSF control, They loot and harass people and wander around, always armed, taking shelter wherever they want,” said Duaa Tariq, 30, an art curator in Khartoum.
KHARTOUM – ... “Our neighbourhood is now completely under RSF control, They loot and harass people and wander around, always armed, taking shelter wherever they want,” said Duaa Tariq, 30, an art curator in Khartoum.
Khartoum residents have described fierce battles with ... They loot and harass people and wander around, always armed, taking shelter wherever they want,” said Duaa Tariq, 30, an art curator in Khartoum.
Two thousand foreign diplomats, their families, support staff, and security teams hunkered down in their embassies, homes, and barracks for over two weeks as hostilities mounted and corpses piled up in the streets of Khartoum... embassy in Khartoum.
“There is a sense of calm in my area and neighborhoods,” said Mahasen Ali, a tea vendor who lives in Khartoum’s southern neighborhood of May ...Tens of thousands more have fled to calmer provinces near Khartoum.
...Khartoum ... 89 Students from Khartoum's Faculty of Art have been trapped for two days in a university library after heavy fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces broke out on Saturday.
Since he was a child growing up beside the banks of the Blue Nile in Khartoum, Salah Elmur has been fascinated by water and electricity ... arts scene. Six galleries have opened in Khartoum since January.