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Fires West of Wetlands in Southern Sudan – December 22nd, 2009

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December 22nd, 2009 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Sudan - December 16th, 2009

Sudan - December 16th, 2009

This green area of wetlands in southern Sudan includes Lake No, near the river at the top, the Zefah Game Reserve, center, and part of the swamp of the Sudd, below. Several fires are visible just west of the wetlands.

Lake No is a lake in Sudan. It is located just north of the vast swamp of the Sudd, at the confluence of the Bahr al Jabal and Bahr el Ghazal rivers. It marks the transition between the Bahr al Jabal and White Nile proper.

The Sudd, also called the Bahr el Jebel, As Sudd or Al Sudd in southern Sudan, is a vast swamp formed by the White Nile. The area covered thereby is one of the world’s largest wetlands and the largest freshwater wetland in the Nile basin.

Lush Green Landscape by Borders of Sudan, Uganda and Kenya

March 1st, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Landscape of Kenya and Uganda - February 26th, 2009

Landscape of Kenya and Uganda - February 26th, 2009

The area near the borders of Uganda, Kenya and Sudan appearsĀ  bright green. A river, whose water is brown from sediments, can be seen to the right.

Sudan, in the upper part of the image, is situated in northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea. It is dominated by the River Nile and its tributaries.

The terrain is generally flat plains, broken by several mountain ranges. The amount of rainfall increases towards the south, in the area visible here.

Uganda, to the southwest, is located on the East African plateau and lies almost completely within the Nile Basin. It averages about 1100 metres (3,250 ft) above sea level; this then slopes very steadily downwards to the Sudanese Plain to the North.

However, much of the south is poorly drained, while the centre is dominated by Lake Kyoga, which is also surrounded by extensive marshy areas.

Kenya, east of Uganda and southeast of Sudan, has low plains by the coast on the Indian Ocean, which rise to central highlands. The highlands are bisected by the Great Rift Valley; a fertile plateau in the east. The Kenyan Highlands comprise one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa.