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[X] South Sudan Country July 09, 2011
Established January 01, 1956
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ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedGerald Farinas May 05, 2004 11:47am
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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Sep 06, 2019 03:00pm News Sudan forms first Cabinet since fall of Bashir -prime minister  Article Bojicat 
Aug 18, 2019 08:20am News Sudan Erupts in Celebration After Army and Civilians Agree to Share Power  Article Bojicat 
Apr 27, 2013 08:00pm News Sudan rebels attack city, push closer to capital  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 24, 2012 09:00pm News Sudan steps up crackdown on protests  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 02, 2012 05:00pm Statement Sudan army says 45 rebels killed in Darfur  Article CincinnatiReds1990 
Dec 02, 2010 02:00pm Proposed Legislation Sudan: Southern Referendum and Its Possible Implications  Article Jason 
Dec 03, 2007 10:00am News Sudan's President Pardons British Teacher  Article Eddie 
Dec 01, 2007 10:15pm News Muslims: Teddy Bear Protesters Don't Represent Us  Article MadViking 
Nov 30, 2007 09:00am News Thousands in Sudan Call for British Teddy Bear Teacher's Execution  Article Bob 
Oct 24, 2006 12:00pm Profile War in Sudan? Not Where the Oil Wealth Flows  Article RP 
Aug 01, 2005 12:00am Obituary Sudan Vice President Dies in Copter Crash  Article Thomas Walker 
Apr 16, 2005 08:00pm General Oil found in Sudan's Darfur  Article RP 
May 05, 2004 12:00am News Sudan Facing One of Worst Humanitarian Crises  Article Gerald Farinas 
Apr 07, 2004 12:00am News Annan Warns of Rwanda-Style Genocide in Sudan  Article Gerald Farinas 

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