Sudan

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Desperate poverty, famine, and civil war-these are the images that most people have of Sudan. In fact, for nearly all of its modern history as an independent nation the people of Sudan have been at war with themselves.

Sudan's Arab-dominated government in Khartoum has attempted to impose Islamic law on the entire population-including black Africans in the south who practice Christianity and native religions. This has led to a civil war in which 2 million people have been killed ...

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Overview

Desperate poverty, famine, and civil war-these are the images that most people have of Sudan. In fact, for nearly all of its modern history as an independent nation the people of Sudan have been at war with themselves.

Sudan's Arab-dominated government in Khartoum has attempted to impose Islamic law on the entire population-including black Africans in the south who practice Christianity and native religions. This has led to a civil war in which 2 million people have been killed and 4 million forced to leave their homes. In recent years both sides have agreed to stop fighting and attempt to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the long-running conflict. However, a new crisis has developed in the western region known as Darfur. Only time will tell whether efforts to bring the people of Sudan together will succeed.

Discusses the geography, history, economy, government, religion, people, foreign relations, and major cities of Sudan.

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Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
The people of Sudan, the largest country in Africa, have lived under Egyptian, Roman, Ottoman , and, more recently, t and British rule. Students interested in archaeology will be fascinated by an account of new findings at ancient Meroe. But what of Sudan today? Except for an interval from 1971—1982, Sudan has been at war since independence in 1956. A civil war has continued for decades, taking its toll of two million deaths and four million displaced persons, while since 2003, citizens of Darfur in the south have been killed, raped, starved, removed, and enslaved with the complicity of their government. Though civil war officially ended in 2005 with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, peace is fragile. Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, a dictator who has "never been hesitant to wield his power," has ruled since 1989. Despite being "updated and revised," information past 2005 is scarce in this volume of "Major Muslim Nations." The text mentions a scheduled election in 2009, but readers should know that this election didn't take place till 2010, when Bashir won 68% of the vote. A controversial referendum in 2011 on the secession of the South might bring about improvement in Darfur. Meanwhile, Bashir has been indicted for genocide and war crimes by the International Criminal Court. Other sections tell of Sudan's exploited children and women who still endure genital mutilation and no opportunity for work. (Teens may be especially interested in the stories of two young men who left Sudan to find freedom and help their fellow Sudanese.) Snyder believes that, with many unresolved issues of foreign policy, food shortages, disputes over oil and borders, Sudan's future can be resolved only by addressing the bitter divisions among its people. Note: The Foreign Policy Research Institute is a conservative think tank, whose president has contributed an introduction to the series. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
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  • ISBN-13: 9781422213940
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Major Muslim Nations Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Foreign Policy Research Institute Harvey Sicherman 7

Place in the World 13

The Land 17

History 25

Politics, the Economy, and Religion 49

The People 63

Communities 79

Foreign Relations 87

Chronology 100

Glossary 103

Further Reading 105

Internet Resources 106

Index 107

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