Δευτέρα, 9 Ιουλίου 2018

Kosti: The ‘Greek’ city of Sudan

Kosti: The ‘Greek’ city of Sudan


(Excerpt from the book ‘The Greek community in Sudan’)


In a short distance from Ed Dueim, there is a small city, Kosti which was named by the Greek Costas Mourikis (1867-1937), who arrived in Sudan in 1899 together with his brother Chris. Mourikis settled by the Nile coast and opened a grocery store. As many of the locals built their huts close to him a new village was created that was named Kosti. Within the following decades, Kosti attracted contractors, merchants, bakers and cotton engineers

The Greek basketball team of Ethiopia

The Greek basketball team of Ethiopia

One of the most legendary teams in the sports history of Ethiopia was ‘Olympiacos of Addis Ababa’.
Not only did it win 18 championships in a row (1952-1970) but it also was the winner of African Champion’s League in 1964.

The Greeks of Vila Pery (Mozambique) in the 1890s

The Greeks of Vila Pery (Mozambique) in the 1890s

(Excerpt from the book ‘The Greek community in Mozambique’)

Apart from those who settled in Beira in the late 19th century, a few Greeks settled in Vila Pery and were involved in farming. They leased plots along the railway line towards the border with Rhodesia. It is estimated that the total area occupied by the Greeks was almost 40,000 acres. Some of the Greek pioneers were the brothers Dimitris, Paul and Panagiotis Babiolakis, Eugenios Koutsis, Kostas and
Kyriakos Katsoulis and others.