Darfur horse festival

The Darfur horse festival is a traditional Sudanese event. During the festival people perform songs and dances which date from hundreds of year ago.

Following years of conflict the horse festival has been revived with a special purpose: to provide a common cultural backdrop for discussing peace and reconciliation in the area. Held in the southern Darfuri town of Addu’ayn, the festival was attended by leaders from both nomadic Arab and black African groups, representing the main ethnic groups of the region.

BBC News shows stunning pictures of the festival.

Photo: Darfur horse festival in pictures from the BBC