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Welcome to Understanding Sudan


Welcome! Once the largest country in Africa, what we knew as Sudan are now two independent republics, Sudan and South Sudan. They remain a microcosm of the larger African experience offering a diversity of geography, histories, cultures, livelihoods, religions, and languages. Sites of both horrific hostilities and extraordinary peace-making, the two Sudans continue to compel their citizens, neighbors and the international community to consider fundamental questions of nation-building, governance, development, equity, justice, humanitarian action, and environmental change. To assist in understanding these complexities, this online project provides a comprehensive web-based portal that offers factual and interpretive narratives and analyses of the two Sudans organized into thematic modules. It is geared towards educators, but also useful to researchers, the policymaking community, and the general public. We encourage you to explore the resources we have prepared and regularly visit Michael Kevane’s blog for commentary on the unfolding situation in the two Sudans.

Highlights & News

The Sudans: Which Way? - Essays from ACAS
Human Security Baseline for Sudan and South Sudan
Making Sense of Sudan: A blog
BBC ~ South Sudan: New Nation
Sudan Tribune and Nuba Mountains specific news on Sudan and South Sudan
ReliefNet - Humanitarian Work - Sudan & South Sudan
IRIN News on Sudan and South Sudan
AlJazeera documentaries on the break up

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