Mideast Sudan Legacies of al-Bashir

In this Monday, April 13, 2015, file photo a Sudanese woman pauses before casting her ballot at a polling station, on the first day of Sudan’s presidential and legislative elections, in Izba, an impoverished neighborhood on the outskirts of Khartoum, Sudan. The district has suffered from years of neglect. Public transport doesn’t reach the area so most have to take three or four different transports to commute to jobs. There’s a single medical clinic in the area, no hospitals, and few people have the public health insurance. The neighborhood got its first paved road _ running through the Arab section _ just two months before this week’s election. Residents saw it as a sop from a president who has otherwise ignored them and other poor. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy, File)

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