Sudan

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

Information

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.

[+] Geography

[+] People

[+] Government

Video

Map


View Larger Map

References

Sudan - Wikipedia
Sudan - CIA World Fact Book
Sudan - BBC
Sudan - Timeline - BBC

Cities

Links

News Headlines

Google News
This RSS feed URL is deprecatedThis RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Sudan Is About To Execute A Teen For Defending Herself Against ... - HuffPost

HuffPost

Sudan Is About To Execute A Teen For Defending Herself Against ...
HuffPost
Noura Hussein killed her husband in self-defense, and her case has become a global cause.
UN agencies plead pardon for Sudanese teen Noura who killed her ...Medafrica Times

all 2 news articles »


S. Sudanese women demand representation on peace talks - The Herald

Voice of America

S. Sudanese women demand representation on peace talks
The Herald
JUBA. – South Sudan's women activists have called for an end to conflict in the country, as delegates hold a forum in in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa in an attempt to jump-start a peace process. Members of the South Sudan Women Coalition for Peace ...
Delegates Mull Over IGAD Proposal for South Sudan - VOA NewsVoice of America
S. Sudan proposes creation of third vice president's positionSudan Tribune
WFP lauds China's food aid to South Sudan - Xinhua | English.news ...Xinhua
Oxfam America (press release) (blog) -East African Business Week -The Daily Star
all 12 news articles »


Sudan's Bashir is playing a dangerous game | Sudan | Al Jazeera - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com



WATCH: 'Insulting' Egyptian TV series sparks diplomatic row with ... - News24

News24

WATCH: 'Insulting' Egyptian TV series sparks diplomatic row with ...
News24
Khartoum has been angered by Egyptian Ramadan TV series 'Abu Omar el Masry' which depicts Egyptian rebels seeking refuge in Sudan.
Sudan protests Egyptian Ramadan TV series that is tackling ...africanews
Diplomatic Tensions On the Rise Between Egypt And Sudan ...Al-Bawaba

all 3 news articles »


South Sudanese women demand representation on peace talks ... - africanews

africanews

South Sudanese women demand representation on peace talks ...
africanews
South Sudan's women activists have called for an end to conflict in the country, as delegates hold a forum in in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa in an attempt to ...
South Sudanese peace talks in Ethiopia extended in the hope warring parties can reach agreementReliefWeb
Little Progress on South Sudan Peace TalksNew Delhi Times

all 6 news articles »


Sudan: Pro-government militia open deadly fire on IDP camp in Central Darfur - Amnesty International

Amnesty International

Sudan: Pro-government militia open deadly fire on IDP camp in Central Darfur
Amnesty International
Amnesty International has called for an immediate investigation into a deadly attack by a pro-government militia on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Central Darfur, in which one woman was shot dead and at least 10 people injured. On 21 May ...



Sudan Is About To Execute A Teen For Defending Herself Against Rape - HuffPost India

Sudan Is About To Execute A Teen For Defending Herself Against Rape
HuffPost India
Grassroots activists have been collecting signatures on a petition in an effort to pressure the Sudanese government to intervene. The #JusticeForNoura campaign has collected almost 800,000 signatures and support from the likes of supermodel Naomi ...



First Listen: Sudan Archives, 'Sink' - NPR

NPR

First Listen: Sudan Archives, 'Sink'
NPR
Over the course of her young career, Sudan Archives hasn't let her growing audience get too comfortable. The NPR Music Slingshot artist, born Brittney Parks, defied categorization on last year's self-titled EP (which featured "Come Meh Way," one of NPR ...



Sudan's Bashir is playing a dangerous game - Sudan Tribune

Sudan's Bashir is playing a dangerous game
Sudan Tribune
The attempt of the Sudanese president to engage with rival regional interests in a bid to stay in power might fail. By Ahmed H Adam. Sudan's political crisis is sliding into a dangerous phase. Its economy is on the verge of collapse. The price of food ...

and more »


S. Sudan former detainees say still part of opposition alliance - Sudan Tribune

S. Sudan former detainees say still part of opposition alliance
Sudan Tribune
“We would like to state categorically that SPLM [Sudan People's Liberation Movement] (FDs) as an organization is an active and committed member of South Sudan Opposition Alliance,” the group said in a statement. The FDs said the “false” and “baseless” ...