Monday, 17 August 2015

Nuba Beauty Queen

There seems to be an international day for almost everything lately. 9 August is the UN's International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (CLICK). Promoting health is its principal aim. Many thousands of Nuba have fled the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan, due to persecution by Muslim fanatics, and have settled in Khartoum. On 15 August the Nuba Mountains Cultural Heritage Festival was held in Omdurman to mark the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. The happy bunny shown at the festival is Natalina Yaqoub, a 22-year-old student crowned Nuba Mountains beauty queen.


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