Unformatted text preview: Country profile: Sudan Sudan is the largest and one of the most diverse countries in Africa, home to deserts, mountain ranges, swamps and rain forests. It emerged from a two-decade civil war between the mainly Muslim north and the Animist and Christian south, only to see fighting break out in the western region of Darfur in early 2003. The north-south civil war is said to have cost the lives of 1.5 million people. In Darfur, The UN says more than two million people have fled their homes and more than 200,000 have been killed. Southern rebels said they were battling oppression and marginalisation. After two years of bargaining, they signed a comprehensive peace deal with the government to end the civil war in January 2005. The accord provides for a high degree of autonomy for the south. The region will also share oil revenue equally with the north. But in Darfur, pro-government Arab militias are accused of carrying out revenue equally with the north....
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course SOC 131 taught by Professor Kathy during the Spring '06 term at Michigan State University.
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