Sudan

Overview

Sudan, the largest country in Africa, is home to the Blue and White Niles and rich minerals, and is the seventeenth fastest growing economy in the world. In contrast, it also has been called one of the most politically unstable nations in the world. Once a great empire ruled by Nubia, today, it is a bloody, war-torn country ruled by a power-hungry military government. The Sudanese had a brief respite from civil war in July 2002 when a ceasefire was declared between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People's ...

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Overview

Sudan, the largest country in Africa, is home to the Blue and White Niles and rich minerals, and is the seventeenth fastest growing economy in the world. In contrast, it also has been called one of the most politically unstable nations in the world. Once a great empire ruled by Nubia, today, it is a bloody, war-torn country ruled by a power-hungry military government. The Sudanese had a brief respite from civil war in July 2002 when a ceasefire was declared between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People's Liberation Army. Just two years later, however, another war began in the northwestern region of Darfur, causing an outcry from the international community. Although the United Nation's International Criminal Court has charged Sudan's leader with war crimes and crimes against humanity, little has changed. As a result, the UN estimates that 1.1 million people are without food and water and another million are without healthcare. Sudan covers the history of this country torn apart by war and explores the future of its people, culture, and government.

Written by experienced geographers, each volume in the Modern World Nations series offers a comprehensive overview of the people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture that make each of our world's countries unique.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604136203
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Modern World Nations Series
  • Pages: 136
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Sudan 8

2 Physical Landscapes 18

3 People and Culture 36

4 History and Politics 61

5 The Darfur Crisis 75

6 Sudan's Economy 86

7 Living in Sudan Today 98

8 Sudan Looks Ahead 111

Facts at a Glance 117

History at a Glance 120

Bibliography 123

Further Reading 124

Index 126

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