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What to do with Salah?

By Magdi El Gizouli

In a flattering piece from 1973 the New York Times picked up one of Jafaar Nimayri's nicknames. Sudan's president from 1969 to 1985 was known as “Sartana”, the hero of a series of Italian-made Westerns, dismissively known as spaghetti Westerns, once popular in Sudan's cinemas. A Sudanese quoted in the Times piece said Italians, unlike the Americans, make no moral distinctions between good guys and bad guys in their Westerns: They like their heroes tough and mean. Sartana (...)

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Published By: sudantribune - Wednesday, 14 February