I'm a university student that studies here in Sudan, the third largest country in Africa. Let me tell you about just a few of the struggles that I have to endure on a daily basis;


Electricity? What's that? I'm literally typing this post as I'm going through my daily 8 hour power cut. Can you imagine living in a country where it's 41°C (105.8°F) because we're in the Sahara desert and not having electricity for a good portion of your day?


Internet? I hope you enjoy stellar speeds of 1 to 2 Mbps (on a good day) because that's what you're getting. Which drops down to about 700 kbps at night because the telecom companies said "our servers can't handle this load."


It barely rains here but oh ho ho when it does, prepare to cancel all your plans for the next few days because a little rain is the perfect excuse for everyone to shut everything down.


So when I see people complain about a something as tiny as bad service from FedEx for example, I really wish that something like that would be my biggest worry. I don't want your sympathy or your pity. I just want you to take a step back and not take what you have for granted.