Sudan is a country in northeastern Africa. It is the largest in the African continent and the Arab World, and tenth largest in the world by area. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, Kenya and Uganda to the southeast, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west and Libya to the northwest. The country's name derives from "Sudd", which refers to a vast expanse of floating water plants or swamps. The earliest mention of the word "Sudd" in reference to modern Sudan appear in the writings of Seneca, who recorded an expedition sent by the Roman Emperor Nero to central Sudan in the first century A.D. Later in history, Arab writers, unaware of the origin of the word "Sudan", interpreted the term as being derived from the Arabic word "Soud", meaning "Blacks".
The people of Sudan have a long history extending from antiquity, which is intertwined with the history of Egypt, with which it was united politically over several periods. Sudan's history has also been plagued by civil war stemming from ethnic, religious, and economic conflict between the mostly Muslim and Arab population to the north, and non-Arab Black Africans to the south. Sudan is currently ranked as the second-most unstable country in the world according to the Failed States Index, due to its military dictatorship and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Darfur. However, despite its internal conflicts, Sudan has managed to achieve economic growth.
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 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 2 million deaths and over 4 million people displaced over a period of two decades. Peace talks gained momentum in 2002-04 with the signing of several accords; a final Naivasha peace treaty of January 2005 granted the southern rebels autonomy for six years, after which a referendum for independence is scheduled to be held. A separate conflict that broke out in the western region of Darfur in 2003 resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and over 1 million displaced, but by early 2005, peackeeping troops had stabilized the situation.
Programme Associate, G6, Fixed Term, Ad Damazine, Sudan
Unicef - Sudan - UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their poten...
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Nutrition Officer NO-B ,TA, Khartoum- Sudan, 364 Days (Open for nationals of Sudan ONLY)
Unicef - Khartoum - UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their poten...
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Sudan: Re-advertisement - Coordination and Programme Specialist, Integrated Response (Child Survival), P-3, Temporary Appointment (364 days), Khartoum, Sudan
UN Children's Fund - Khartoum - Organization: UN Children's Fund Country: Sudan Closing date: 05 Feb 2020 UNICEF works in some of the world s toughest places, to reach the world s most disadvantaged children....
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Sudan - A gold mining company is currently searching for an experienced Exploration Manager to lead and develop the exploration activities in the region. THE COMPANY: A gold mining com...
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Chief Field Office, P-4, Fixed Term, El Geneina, Sudan
Unicef - Geneina, West Darfur - UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their poten...
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jan 2020 02:19:01 GMT
\'Our son was killed in South Sudan doing his job. We won\'t rest until we know the truth\'
We lived in an upper middle-class district of Philadelphia but as a teacher ... English-speaking authority on the situation in Ukraine. After the downing of flight MH17 he was one of the first people ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:00:00 GMT
Chinese doctors take medical service to rural South Sudan
JUBA, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese medical team in South Sudan provided free medical services to some ... doctors and two support staff are currently stationed at Juba Teaching and Referral ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 19 Jan 2020 08:07:00 GMT
Paying it forward: Rochester nonprofit provides refugees with support, a chance to give back
It was November of 2002 that she had left Sudan, resettling in the United States as a refugee ... While his father worked as a pediatric surgeon in his home country and his mother worked as a teacher, ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 18 Jan 2020 17:22:00 GMT
Shootings Underscore Fragile Transition in Sudan
NISS has been sidelined since the former president's overthrow, as Sudan's regular army and a paramilitary group called the Rapid Support ... for sentencing 29 intelligence and security officers to ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:08:00 GMT
Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to finalize Blue Nile dam agreement this month
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Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Jan 2020 21:31:00 GMT
Sudan sentences 27 from intelligence service to death over teacher?s killing
A Sudanese court sentenced 27 members of the national intelligence service to death by hanging on Monday over the killing of a teacher in detention in February during protests that led to the ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Dec 2019 03:17:00 GMT
Fleeing war, poverty, African migrants face racism in Egypt
Most migrants live in crowded poorer neighborhoods, where they form insular communities in small, packed apartment buildings.
Publ.Date : Wed, 01 Jan 2020 21:46:23 GMT
Seeds of South Sudan Event Nov. 17 Celebrates 10 Years of Educating Refugee Orphans in East Africa
This year, half of the most recent 13 high school graduates went to South Sudan to teach in schools and connect with relatives. The other half volunteered in Kakuma, teaching the children math, ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 08 Nov 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Sudan: UNIDO Strengthens Capacity of Vocational Training Instructors On Pedagogy and Technical English
The training was implemented through the Sudan English Language Teaching Institute (SELTI) under the Sudan National Centre for Languages (SNCL). The SNCL/SELTI successfully implemented the two ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Sep 2019 05:58:00 GMT