Sudan

Country Sudan
Capital Khartoum
Continent Africa
Currency Sudanese pound(SDG)
Languages Arabic & English

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Introduction

Military regimes favoring Islamic-oriented governments have dominated national politics since independence from the UK in 1956. Sudan was embroiled in two prolonged civil wars during most of the remainder of the 20th century. These conflicts were rooted in northern economic, political, and social domination of largely non-Muslim, non-Arab southern Sudanese. The first civil war ended in 1972 but broke out again in 1983. The second war and famine-related effects resulted in more than four million people displaced and, according to rebel estimates, more than two million deaths over a period of two decades. Peace talks gained momentum in 2002-04 with the signing of several accords. The final North/South Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed in January 2005, granted the southern rebels autonomy for six years followed by a referendum on independence for Southern Sudan. The referendum was held in January 2011 and indicated overwhelming support for independence. South Sudan became independent on 9 July 2011. Since southern independence Sudan has been combating rebels from the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. A separate conflict, which broke out in the western region of Darfur in 2003, has displaced nearly two million people and caused an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 deaths. The UN took command of the Darfur peacekeeping operation from the African Union in December 2007. Peacekeeping troops have struggled to stabilize the situation, which has become increasingly regional in scope and has brought instability to eastern Chad. Sudan also has faced large refugee influxes from neighboring countries primarily Ethiopia and Chad. Armed conflict, poor transport infrastructure, and lack of government support have chronically obstructed the provision of humanitarian assistance to affected populations.

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South Sudan: UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

South Sudan: UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing
Aljazeera.com
South Sudan, the world's youngest country, has received more than $1bn in humanitarian aid every year from the United States and the United Nations. It gained independence in 2011 with the strong support of the Bush and Obama administrations.
UNICEF and partner agencies in South Sudan help reunite 5000 children with familiesUN News Centre
S. Sudan renews commitment to restore permanent ceasefireSudan Tribune
U.S. support of South Sudanese military may have broken the law ...Axios
Xinhua -WTHR
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U.N. Peacekeeping Chief Issues Warning on South Sudan - The ... - New York Times

New York Times



Sudan and S. Sudanese employers' entities sign agreement - Sudan ... - Sudan Tribune

Sudan and S. Sudanese employers' entities sign agreement - Sudan ...
Sudan Tribune
October 17, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Federation of Employers on Tuesday signed an agreement with the Federation of Employers of Southern ...
Sudan Welcomes Arab League's Support for Lifting of U.S. ...AllAfrica.com

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No Sudan debt relief while still on terrorism blacklist - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency

No Sudan debt relief while still on terrorism blacklist
Anadolu Agency
“I met with many officials in the Treasury and the U.S. State Department and we been told that the debt relief is conditional on the removal of Sudan's name from the U.S. terrorism blacklist,” Alriakbi told reporters at Khartoum airport upon his ...



Indian peacekeepers in Sudan awarded UN medal - The Hindu - The Hindu

The Hindu

Indian peacekeepers in Sudan awarded UN medal - The Hindu
The Hindu
The Indian peacekeepers are part of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

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Sudanese, US officials to discuss normalization of ties in Washington - Sudan Tribune

Sudanese, US officials to discuss normalization of ties in Washington
Sudan Tribune
Sudan's State Foreign Minister Hamid Mumtaz Wednesday told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) he would head a delegation to Washington to discuss the future of bilateral ties between the two countries. He said Khartoum would proceed in the ...

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AfDB Commits To Help Sudan Build Resilience And Tackle Fragility - Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)

Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)

AfDB Commits To Help Sudan Build Resilience And Tackle Fragility
Modern Ghana (press release) (blog)
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, 18 October 2017 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 approved Sudan's Country Brief 2017-2019, designed to help the country build resilience and address core ...

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Sudan former president calls to contain Gulf crisis - Middle East Monitor

Middle East Monitor

Sudan former president calls to contain Gulf crisis
Middle East Monitor
The former president, Abdel Rahman Swar Al-Dahab has called on the Gulf Arab states to end the blockade crisis with Qatar as soon as possible. “Personally, I do not think that there was a convincing reason for this crisis at all…. It must be contained ...



Sanctions and Sudan - Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Sanctions and Sudan
Foreign Affairs
On October 6, the United States announced that it would lift many of its longstanding sanctions against the government of Sudan. The time for removing the sanctions had come, U.S. officials argued, because Khartoum had lifted some bans on humanitarian ...
Sudan's economy is in trouble, even without sanctionsThe Economist
ISS Today: Are sanctions working in Sudan?Daily Maverick
Sudan receives first US dollar transfers since sanctions liftedNews24
defenceWeb -Sudan Tribune
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'Loudspeaker for the youth': Sudan tunes in to a new wavelength as ... - The Guardian

The Guardian

'Loudspeaker for the youth': Sudan tunes in to a new wavelength as ...
The Guardian
Hamsaa, 22, wears reflective sunglasses as she poses for a picture outside her classroom at the Sudan University of Science and Technology in Khartoum, ...
As South Sudan implodes, America reconsiders its support for the ...The Economist
Oil-rich South Sudan faces fuel shortage as 'people suffer'ABC News
How South Sudan can overcome hiccups, rise as EAC oil giantThe Standard
KTVQ Billings News -News24
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