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Overview of Sudan


As the largest country in Africa, situated between the Sahara, the Red Sea, the Sahel, the Great Lakes region and East Africa, Sudan is a microcosm of the larger African experience. With a diversity of geography, histories, cultures, livelihoods, religions, languages, a unified and constructive future is in the balance. This module provides a general overview of Sudan including information about its history, geography, people and cultures.

Intriguing Questions

  1. What is the meaning of "Sudan"?
  2. What is the interplay between Sudan's geography and its history?
  3. How has Sudan's colonial experience affected the current moment?
  4. What is Sudan's role in the region? Globally? Past and present?
  5. How do Sudanese make a living?
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    This teaching module is coordinated by Martha Saavedra

    Last Updated: May 1, 2009

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