A Sudanese tea lady selling tea on the street
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Sudan's tea-selling ladies face tougher regulations

In Sudan, thousands of women who fled conflict in Darfur and South Kordofan, are now surviving by selling tea on the streets of the capital Khartoum.

They work on the roadside, in parks, and in the country's local markets, earning as little as $6 (£4; 4 euros) a day with which to support their families.

But with the government cracking down on unregulated businesses - and competition from Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees - Sudan's tea ladies are now under increasing pressure.

Hadya Alalawi reports.

Video produced by BBC Arabic's Mohamed Osman

  • 21 May 2014
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