Sudan’s taxi struggling to survive amid crushing economic crisis
12 March 2023 | 7:03 am
Khartoum's yellow taxi, once a famous transportation landmark of the Sudanese capital, is struggling to survive amid a crushing economic crisis and political instability in the country.
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