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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Life in film: preserving the legacy of Sudanese film-maker Jadallah Jubara - The Guardian

The Guardian

Life in film: preserving the legacy of Sudanese film-maker Jadallah Jubara
The Guardian
It was here that her late father, the legendary film-maker Jadallah Jubara, set up Sudan's first private film studio in the 1970s. But in 2008, following an eight-year court battle over ownership of the land, the government demolished Studio Jad. The ...

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Sudan army chief holds military talks in Saudi Arabia - Sudan Tribune - Sudan Tribune

Sudan army chief holds military talks in Saudi Arabia - Sudan Tribune
Sudan Tribune
July 25, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF)'s Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Emad al-Din Mustafa Adawi, Monday, held ...

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South Sudan president advised to stop war - Sudan Tribune

Aljazeera.com

South Sudan president advised to stop war
Sudan Tribune
July 25, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, has not indicated willingness to heed an appeal by the head of Roman Catholic, whom he personally met and held talks aimed at ending conflict in 2015 in Kampala, capital of neighbouring Uganda ...
South Sudan's Salva Kiir replaces Riek MacharAljazeera.com
After Clashes in South Sudan, Conflict Over the Vice PresidencyNew York Times
South Sudan: Salva Kiir removes Riek Machar as deputy leaderBBC News
Bloomberg -ABC Online -The Wire
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Al-Mahdi and Arman layout reasons of “Sudan Call” new stance ... - Sudan Tribune

Sudan Tribune

Al-Mahdi and Arman layout reasons of “Sudan Call” new stance ...
Sudan Tribune
July 25, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Leader of the National Umma Party (NUP) al-Sadiq al-Mahdi and secretary general of the Sudan People's Liberation ...
"Sudan Appeal" group says ready to sign Mbeki's roadmapRadio Tamazuj
Sudan Appeal 'Agrees On Roadmap Position' in ParisAllAfrica.com
KUNA : Sudanese opposition approves African-brokered roadmap ...Kuwait News Agency

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Sudan U20s stun Nigeria to qualify for Zambia 2017 - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Sudan U20s stun Nigeria to qualify for Zambia 2017
BBC Sport
Sudan shocked Nigeria to book their place at next year's Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations, eliminating the defending champions on away goals. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, Sudan pulled off a stunning 4-3 victory in Lagos - despite having Walaadihh ...
Africa: Holders Nigeria Dumped By Sudan - Egypt, South Africa ThroughAllAfrica.com
Amuneke leads hungry F/Eagles against SudanVanguard

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Civil society groups reject foreign troops' deployment in South ... - Sudan Tribune

Civil society groups reject foreign troops' deployment in South ...
Sudan Tribune
July 25, 2016 (BENTIU) - Civil society organizations in the newly created Northern Liech state have rejected proposed deployment of regional forces to South ...

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Making the remnants of Sudan's cinematography matter - Africanews

Africanews

Making the remnants of Sudan's cinematography matter
Africanews
In an effort to honour her father's memory and legacy, Sara Jadalla is preserving the remains of Sudan's cinema. Her father Jubara Jadallah, was a renowned director in Khartoum who died at the age of 88 in 2008. After his death, Sara embarked on a ...



Madaxweyne ku-xigeenka Koonfurta Sudan oo xilkii laga qaaday - Raxanreeb Online

Raxanreeb Online

Madaxweyne ku-xigeenka Koonfurta Sudan oo xilkii laga qaaday
Raxanreeb Online
160713185726_south_sudan_vice-president_riek_machar_left_prsdt_salva_kiir_29042016_512x288_afp_nocredit Nairobi (RBC Radio) Hoggaamiyaha dalka ugu yar caalamka ee Koonfurta Sudan,Salva Kiir ayaa si rasmi ah xilkii uga qaaday madaxweyne ...
South Sudan president replaces rival as vice presidentFox News
Evacuation of foreign traders exacerbates food shortage in South SudanRadio Tamazuj
More than 37000 flee South Sudan for Uganda: UNDaily Mail
Citizen TV (press release) -The Herald
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Feature: When Sudanese remember Djibril Bassolé - Sudan Tribune

Feature: When Sudanese remember Djibril Bassolé
Sudan Tribune
July 25, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese people, particularly the Darfurians, would celebrate after few days the completion of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) with the participation of all those who put efforts to sealing the peace deal except ...



Two South Sudanese soldiers executed in Wau - Sudan Tribune ... - Sudan Tribune

Two South Sudanese soldiers executed in Wau - Sudan Tribune ...
Sudan Tribune
July 23, 2016 (WAU) – South Sudan army's (SPLA) 5th division in Western Bahr el Ghazal state on Friday executed two soldiers charged with murder and ...

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