Khartoum is the capital of Sudan, situated at the confluence of the Blue and the White Nile, and hosts 19% of the country’s total population.
Griet Steel, assistant professor at Utrecht University and one of the authors of our Khartoum study, discusses the complex landscape of the city and the social, political and economic factors underpinning its development.
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Jan 21, 2022
We are delighted to welcome eight postdoctoral research fellows to the African Cities Research Consortium. Working across our eight urban development domains, the research fellows will be based at The University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute and will receive mentoring from dedicated members of the consortium’s research team.
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