Sudan

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

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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 cattle raid 'claims dozens of lives' - BBC News

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South Sudan cattle raid 'claims dozens of lives'
BBC News
Dozens of people have been killed in a cattle raid in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say. Around 28 civilians died during the attack on a remote herders' camp, state information minister Bol Dhel told South Sudanese media. He said ...
South Sudan cattle raid kills 1003News NZ
Scores killed in South Sudan cattle raidFRANCE 24
Minister: over 100 killed in South Sudan cattle raidAl-Arabiya
Straits Times -AllAfrica.com
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Survivors recount horrors of S Sudan attack - Aljazeera.com

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Survivors recount horrors of S Sudan attack
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Share article. Send Feedback. South Sudan's government has sent in troops to secure United Nations compounds across the country. It follows an attack on a UN base in Bor on Thursday, in which at least 58 people were killed, and 100 others were injured.
48 killed in attack on peacekeepers' base in South Sudan, UN saysCNN
At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South SudanAl-Arabiya
Outrage over South Sudan rebel attack on UN compoundThe Independent
Sudan Tribune -Telegraph.co.uk
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South Sudan conflict: Attack on UN base 'kills dozens' - BBC News

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South Sudan conflict: Attack on UN base 'kills dozens'
BBC News
Dozens of civilians sheltering in a UN base in the South Sudan town of Bor have been killed in an attack by armed youths, the UN says. Toby Lanzer, the UN's top aid official in South Sudan, told the BBC that the youths broke through the gates and ...



Foreigners 'abducted from Sudan oilfield' - SBS

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Foreigners 'abducted from Sudan oilfield'
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Gunmen have kidnapped three workers from an oilfield in Sudan's West Kordofan province, the army says. "Armed men yesterday (Friday) attacked the Kanar field in West Kordofan and abducted three workers - a Sudanese, a Chinese and an Algerian," ...
Gunmen abduct foreigners from Sudan oilfield: ArmyAhram Online
Sudanese militants kill two, kidnap three at oil field in Sudan's West ...Times of India
Sudanese militants kill two, kidnap three at oil fieldReuters

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South Sudan deploys army to guard UN base - Aljazeera.com

South Sudan deploys army to guard UN base
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South Sudan has sent troops to secure a United Nations base after armed civilians fired on displaced tribespeople sheltering there, in an attack that killed at least 58, the president's spokesman said. The army deployment on Friday came a day after ...



Sudan ex-PM: Popular uprising if dialogue abused by President - Asharq Alawsat English

Asharq Alawsat English

Sudan ex-PM: Popular uprising if dialogue abused by President
Asharq Alawsat English
Khartoum, Asharq Al-Awsat—As Sudan's embattled President Omar Al-Bashir continues to meet with opposition figures as part of a national dialogue, National Umma Party leader Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi threatened a “popular uprising” if Khartoum does not take ...



Sudan courts German investors 19.04.2014 - Deutsche Welle

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Sudan courts German investors 19.04.2014
Deutsche Welle
But so far, not many German companies have wanted to bring business to Sudan. The Afrian country has been repeatedly shaken by political conflict, particularly in the Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions. In addition, there is the crisis in ...
Grave rights violations in North, South Sudan: HRWTurkish Press
Good Day:Parallel or Real Exchange Rate QuestSudan Vision

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South Sudan Officials Blame UN for Deadly Attack in Bor - Voice of America

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South Sudan Officials Blame UN for Deadly Attack in Bor
Voice of America
JUBA — Senior South Sudan government officials on Friday blamed United Nations peacekeepers for provoking a deadly attack on a U.N. compound in Bor by firing warning shots into the air to disperse a large group of armed civilians who had gathered ...



South Sudan conflict: UN outrage at deadly Bor attack - BBC News

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South Sudan conflict: UN outrage at deadly Bor attack
BBC News
The UN has expressed outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime". Thursday's attack by armed youths on the base in Bor left at least 58 dead, including children. Thousands of civilians are ...



Gunmen kill at least 20 in attack on South Sudan UN base: US envoy - ABC Online

Gunmen kill at least 20 in attack on South Sudan UN base: US envoy
ABC Online
Almost 5,000 civilians are sheltering inside the fortified base of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict splitting the country. "The United States strongly ...