live from Khartoum ...
some say you can go to darfur and Chad, most say you can't. for the sheer mental exercise (not well-being!) I asked for permission to go and was told to complete xyz forms, wait 2 weeks and then almost certainly be told "no". local recommendation is to skip it so I'm off to Egypt.
as i left Khartoum yesterday, i met a german archaeologist who had permits to go to north of darfur and into chad. so, its possible, but he said it took ages and he has been ferreting about in the desert for the last 20 years.
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