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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

SDN

Website

Sudan

Established

1/1/1956

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

5/5/2004


Institutions

President

Prime Minister

Blue Nile

Darfur

Kassala

Khartoum

Kordofan

Northern


DESCRIPTION

Republic of the Sudan Jumhuriyat as-Sudan A former colony of both the United Kingdom and Egypt, the Sudan is a North African nation bordering the Red Sea between Egypt and Eritrea. Since independence from the British in 1956, the Sudan has struggled through several military regimes favoring Islamic based government. From 1972 to 1982, the Sudan faced civil war taking the lives of more than two million people and displacing four million others. The Sudanese are a diverse peoples: 57% are black, 39% are Arab, 6% are Beja and the remaining are foreigners and other tribal ethnicities. The official language enforced by ruling parties is Arabic. Other languages in use include Nubian, Ta Bedawie, diverse dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages and English. With its capital city in Khartoum, the Sudan is comprised of 26 states. The nation is governed by an authoritarian regime that took power in 1989, an alliance of the military and the National Congress Party, formerly the National Islamic Front, which espouses an Islamist platform.


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Category

Headline

Contributor

2/1/2014 7:00 am

News

Sudan orders Red Cross to suspend work

IndyGeorgia

4/27/2013 8:00 pm

News

Sudan rebels attack city, push closer to capital

IndyGeorgia

6/24/2012 9:00 pm

News

Sudan steps up crackdown on protests

IndyGeorgia

6/2/2012 5:00 pm

Statement

Sudan army says 45 rebels killed in Darfur

Silver Dime

12/2/2010 2:00 pm

Proposed Legislation

Sudan: Southern Referendum and Its Possible Implications

Jason

12/3/2007 10:00 am

News

Sudan's President Pardons British Teacher

Eddie

12/1/2007 10:15 pm

News

Muslims: Teddy Bear Protesters Don't Represent Us

MadViking

11/30/2007 9:00 am

News

Thousands in Sudan Call for British Teddy Bear Teacher's Execution

Sir Reginald Featherbottom III

10/24/2006 12:00 pm

Profile

War in Sudan? Not Where the Oil Wealth Flows

RP

8/1/2005 12:00 am

Obituary

Sudan Vice President Dies in Copter Crash

Nothing wrong, just gone

4/16/2005 8:00 pm

General

Oil found in Sudan's Darfur

RP

5/5/2004 12:00 am

News

Sudan Facing One of Worst Humanitarian Crises

Gerald Farinas

4/7/2004 12:00 am

News

Annan Warns of Rwanda-Style Genocide in Sudan

Gerald Farinas


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