Universities in Sudan have a heritage of political discussion that is increasingly in conflict with the government’s desire to suppress protest.
Sudanese academics are searching for a more effective treatment of a rare but destructive disease, mycetoma, that mostly affects poor laborers.
Although many of Sudan’s best and brightest have fled the country, they band together to support education and research.
Local scientific organizations and scholars use workarounds to continue their research under difficult conditions.
The University of Khartoum, the oldest and largest university in Sudan, closed in May after months of conflict.