Sudanese singer returns from Egyptian exile
Sudan's popular singer Mohamed Wardi savored his first day home Wednesday from 13 years of self-imposed exile in Egypt, after a tumultuous airport welcome by tens of thousands of fans.
The singer, who returned to Khartoum on a flight from Cairo late Tuesday, left Sudan in 1989, months after General Omar el-Beshir seized power in a coup backed by the Islamists. He was known for his leftist political ideas, AFP reported.
The singer, who is in his 70s, immediately took up residence in Cairo, before visiting the United States in 2000 to receive medical treatment for kidney problems.
Wardi, who sings patriotic as well as romantic songs about the Nile River and everyday Sudanese life in Arabic and his native Nubian dialect Halfawi, would return soon to the United States for an operation, Sudanese newspapers reported recently. (Albawaba.com)
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