Yousra Elbagir: Sudan’s ‘big and beautiful’ pills for women

Yousra Elbagir: Sudan’s ‘big and beautiful’ pills for women

Two plastic bottles containing small pink and white pills.Image copyright YOUSRA ELBAGIR/BBCImage caption  Pills with fattening side-effects are widely available from illegal vendors in SudanIn our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir looks at how some Sudanese women are turning to black market substances in their quest for beauty.

While skin bleaching is a long-standing cosmetic staple across Sudan, a newer craze is sweeping the…

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