The Nile

The Nile

Life along the Nile

Mojtaba is at the Nile, taking a boat trip across its waters. Ferries are used daily by the Sudanese people to cross the Nile.

The Nile is an important part of Sudanese culture. It's of economic and social importance.

Water is drawn for agriculture and used to irrigate the fields along the river. Local fishermen sell fish from the Nile at markets and restaurants. And the mud along the river banks is used to create bricks to build homes.

In the evening, after a hard day's work, people come to the banks of the Nile to relax and socialise. Families sit by the river to chat with neighbours and friends.

Blue and white water

The Nile is the longest river in the world, with many different stretches which flow through a number of east African countries.

In Sudan, the Blue Nile and White Nile meet at Khartoum, from where the river is called the Nile as it continues north into Egypt.

As the Blue and White Niles meet, you can clearly see the waters of the rivers joining together by the difference in their colour. Mojtaba points out where this meeting appears as a line within the river.