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Sudan: Khartoum Boom by Andrew McConnell (29 images)

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Today Khartoum is modeling itself as the Dubai of Africa and despite western sanctions the city is booming. Away from the troubles and poverty that plaque the rest of Sudan development in Khartoum is moving at an astonishing rate. Investment from the east, and in particular China, allowed the Sudanese economy to grow by 11% in 2007. Khartoum's first mall 'Afra' opened in 2004 and has become popular with affluent Sudanese, more recently the city has seen the opening of two 5-star hotels and...
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