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Stuffed to the gills in Sudan

Monday 14 January 2013 - Debriefing

Accréditation de presse pour l'inauguration du barrage de Roseires, le 1er janvier 2013 (photo: AFP / Ian Timberlake)

Opportunities for journalists to travel in Sudan are rare, so when the government unexpectedly offered AFP’s Khartoum-based correspondent Ian Timberlake a chance to visit a war-ravaged region in the south – to inspect a dam project – he’s jumped. Fortunately, he didn’t pack a lunch. (AFP Photo / Ebrahim Hamid)

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Darfur: keeping it real

Tuesday 30 October 2012 - Eye witness

AFP Photo / Ian Timberlake

AFP’s Khartoum-based correspondent Ian Timberlake has been covering Sudan for about a year but has always been denied entry into the one place he has written about most: Darfur. Until now. A convoy of European Union ambassadors inspecting the war-torn region “somehow got me on board as the only reporter accompanying their delegation,” Ian told AFP Correspondent.

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Sudan and South Sudan: covering Africa's longest war

Thursday 26 July 2012 - Eye witness


There were high hopes that South Sudan would finally find peace when it won independence from its former civil war foe Sudan in July 2011. But nationhood has only turned a civil war into a conflict between two states. Peter Martell, deputy chief at AFP's Nairobi bureau which covers East Africa and Indian Ocean, recounts how our correspondent on the ground has been reporting on the conflict. (AFP Photo/Ashraf Shazly)

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