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Large copper war drums sit in front of the museum.
Each tribe would have its own war drums , each with a distinctive sound or tone. When the drums sounded the warriors would prepare their weapons, the women prepare dry food for their men to take to eat .
The drums would have a distinctive sound. They were covered with a leather covering.
Written Feb 20, 2007
Address: Ali Dinar Museum, El Fashir
This little museum has exhibits about the life and times of Ali Dinar. Furniture, drums and weapons are included in the exhibits.
Ali Dinar is one of the famous personalities in Sudanese history. In 1916 Sultan Ali Dinar was the ruler of Darfur . At the beginning of the First World War Ali Dinar showed his growing annoyance at the British-led Sudanese Government over their lack of assistance in Darfur's border dispute with French colonial authorities in Chad, and in controlling rebellious tribes. In 1915 Ali Dinar threatened to invade Anglo-Egyptian territory if the Sudanese government did not stop the intimidation of travellers returning to Darfur. The following February Darfur troops began concentrating at the border and the Sudanese government had the excuse they wanted to depose Ali Dinar and incorporate Darfur into Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.
Updated Feb 20, 2007
Although Al-Fashir is pretty safe, do not got after dark....anywhere! Latley, their is a problem with robberies and recently a close family friend of mine got shot by a robber at 9 P.M. who also tooks his car. Due to the recent violence in Darfur, be sure to do anything you want before dark.
Written Nov 22, 2005