Camel traders from all over Sudan descend daily at the El Molih camel market, in the city of Omdurman, west of the capital Khartoum, to buy and sell desert animal herds. Transporting the animal is often a difficult task for traders who have to use a mobile crane to move them to trucks

The sector of the camel trade in Sudan has retained its place despite the recent political unrest of the nation that has forced Omar al-Bashir to leave the country after three decades of rule with an iron fist.

Traders from African countries descend daily at the El Molih camel market, in the city of Omdurman, west of the capital Khartoum, to buy and sell desert animal herds.

Some camels are sent to slaughterhouses for meat, while superior breeds are exported to Gulf states such as Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to participate in millions of races.

Camel traders from all over Sudan descend daily at the El Molih camel market, in the city of Omdurman, west of the capital Khartoum, to buy and sell desert animal herds. Transporting the animal is often a difficult task for traders who have to use a mobile crane to move them to trucks

Camel traders from all over Sudan descend daily at the El Molih camel market, in the city of Omdurman, west of the capital Khartoum, to buy and sell desert animal herds. Transporting the animal is often a difficult task for traders who have to use a mobile crane to move them to trucks

Transporting the animal is a difficult task for traders who have to use a mobile crane to move them to trucks.

Photos for a recent market day show that camels are equipped for a crane with its front and rear legs bound to limit movement.

The desert animals are then carefully lifted to the back of the rigs en route to Egypt, Israel or the Gulf States.

The legs of the camel are bound together to limit movement while being lifted by a crane that moves it to the rear of a truck

The legs of the camel are bound together to limit movement while being lifted by a crane that moves it to the rear of a truck

The legs of the camel are bound together to limit movement while being lifted by a crane that moves it to the rear of a truck

The desert animals are then carefully lifted to the back of the rigs en route to Egypt, Israel or the Gulf States

The desert animals are then carefully lifted to the back of the rigs en route to Egypt, Israel or the Gulf States

The desert animals are then carefully lifted to the back of the rigs en route to Egypt, Israel or the Gulf States

The price of each camel depends on the purpose for which the animal is sold. Some camels are sent to slaughterhouses for meat

The price of each camel depends on the purpose for which the animal is sold. Some camels are sent to slaughterhouses for meat

The price of each camel depends on the purpose for which the animal is sold. Some camels are sent to slaughterhouses for meat

A camel sold for meat can be sold between 60,000 and 90,000 Sudanese pounds (£ 1,058 to £ 1,587)

A camel sold for meat can be sold between 60,000 and 90,000 Sudanese pounds (£ 1,058 to £ 1,587)

A camel sold for meat can be sold between 60,000 and 90,000 Sudanese pounds (£ 1,058 to £ 1,587)

The price of each camel depends on the purpose for which the animal is sold.

A camel sold for meat can be sold between 60,000 and 90,000 Sudanese pounds (£ 1,058 to £ 1,587).

But the camels destined to race in the Gulf states can be sold for no less than 1.5 million Sudanese pounds (£ 26,447) each.

Superior camel breeds are exported to Gulf states such as Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates to participate in multi-million pound races

Superior camel breeds are exported to Gulf states such as Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates to participate in multi-million pound races

Superior camel breeds are exported to Gulf states such as Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates to participate in multi-million pound races

Camels destined to race in the Gulf states can be sold for no less than 1.5 million Sudanese pounds (£ 26,447) each

Camels destined to race in the Gulf states can be sold for no less than 1.5 million Sudanese pounds (£ 26,447) each

Camels destined to race in the Gulf states can be sold for no less than 1.5 million Sudanese pounds (£ 26,447) each

In this image, a shepherd tends to have a camel with his legs tied, ready to be on board a truck after being sold

In this image, a shepherd tends to have a camel with his legs tied, ready to be on board a truck after being sold

In this image, a shepherd tends to have a camel with his legs tied, ready to be on board a truck after being sold

A camel is depicted sitting on its bound legs as another camel behind it growls at one of the shepherds as it is lifted by the crane

A camel is depicted sitting on its bound legs as another camel behind it growls at one of the shepherds as it is lifted by the crane

A camel is depicted sitting on its bound legs as another camel behind it growls at one of the shepherds as it is lifted by the crane

Shepherds pictured here adjust the harness belts around a camel before they are lifted onto the back of a truck

Shepherds pictured here adjust the harness belts around a camel before they are lifted onto the back of a truck

Shepherds pictured here adjust the harness belts around a camel before they are lifted onto the back of a truck

After the deposition of al-Bashir in April, many camel traders have not been aware of the country's greatest political unrest for decades.

Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed, a camel seller, said: & # 39; With or without Bashir, this country is exactly the same for us. & # 39;

& # 39; The only thing we are interested in is whether the price of cattle goes up or down & he added.

In this image, a shepherd (pictured in the center) dives for cover as a surly camel fights against the crane lifting it into the air, while another camel tries to buck its legs

In this image, a shepherd (pictured in the center) dives for cover as a surly camel fights against the crane lifting it into the air, while another camel tries to buck its legs

In this image, a shepherd (pictured in the center) dives for cover as a surly camel fights against the crane lifting it into the air, while another camel tries to buck its legs

A shepherd watches on while another angry camel tries to fight the crane as it lifts the air to be boarded on the back of a truck

A shepherd watches on while another angry camel tries to fight the crane as it lifts the air to be boarded on the back of a truck

A shepherd watches on while another angry camel tries to fight the crane as it lifts the air to be boarded on the back of a truck

A camel tries to free itself even though its legs are tied

A camel tries to free itself even though its legs are tied

A camel tries to free itself even though its legs are tied

Ali Habiballah, 52, another camel trader, said: & # 39; What is protesting? We have everything we need in the desert – water, food and livestock, we have no requirements. & # 39;

His son added: “We don't care about politics. I'm not even going to Khartoum. & # 39;

Sudan was first hit by a political crisis since December 19, when protests erupted against the tripling of bread prices by the then Bashir government.

A camel trader is sitting on the hump of a sitting camel at the El-Molih camel market

A camel trader is sitting on the hump of a sitting camel at the El-Molih camel market

A camel trader is sitting on the hump of a sitting camel at the El-Molih camel market

Seven camels can be seen by this trader who wants to sell the herd

Seven camels can be seen by this trader who wants to sell the herd

Seven camels can be seen by this trader who wants to sell the herd

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