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Sudan. By: Harper Griffin. Muslim Countries: A Current Events Project. Geography. Tropical in South, arid desert in North, rainy season varies by region (April to November) Location= Northern Africa, between Egypt and Eritrea Slightly more than ¼ of US

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By harper griffin

Sudan

By: Harper Griffin

Muslim Countries: A Current Events Project


Geography

Geography

  • Tropical in South, arid desert in North, rainy season varies by region (April to November)

  • Location= Northern Africa, between Egypt and Eritrea

  • Slightly more than ¼ of US

  • Generally flat, featureless plain; mountains in far South, Northeast, and West; desert dominates the North

  • Lowest Point= Red Sea (0 m)

  • Highest Point= Kinveti (3,187 m)


General information

General Information

ETHNIC GROUPS

  • Sudanese (70%)

  • Other= Fur, Beja, Noba, Fallata

RELIGION

  • Sunni Muslim

  • Small Christian Minority

LANGUAGES

  • Official= Arabic & English

  • Other= Nubian, Ta, Bedawie, Fur

POPULATION

  • Total= 45,047,502

  • In Comparison to World= 29%


More population statistics

More population Statistics

Female

Male

  • 0- 14 years= 42.1%

  • Female= 9,286,894

  • 15-64 years= 55.2%

  • Female= 12,571,424

  • 64 years and over= 2.7%

  • Female= 596, 559

  • 0- 14 years= 42.1%

  • Male= 9,696,726

  • 15- 64 years= 55.2%

  • Male= 12,282,082

  • 64 years and over= 2.7%

  • Male= 613,817


Education

Education

LITERACY RATES

  • Total Population= 61.1%

  • Male= 71.8%

  • Female= 50.5%

  • Amount of Budget Spent on Education= 15.5%

  • School Life Expectancy= 4 years


Health

Health

INFANT MORTALITY RATES

  • Total= 68 deaths per 1,000 live births

  • Male= 68 deaths per 1,000 live births

  • Female= 67 deaths per 1,000 live births

LIFE EXPECTANCY

  • Total= 55 years

  • Male= 54 years

  • Female= 56 years


More health facts

More Health Facts

  • Sudan has the 2nd worst healthcare in the world

  • Percent of budget spent on healthcare= 2.2%

  • Approximately 9 doctors per every 100,000 people

  • Children under 5 that are underweight= 31.7%

  • Risk of infectious disease= very high

  • Children that die before age 5= 10%


Government

Government

TYPE

  • Government of National Unity

  • Power Sharing Government

  • NCP (national congress party) is a major partner

    LEGAL SYSTEM

  • Mixed between Islamic law and English common law in the South

    CURRENT LEADER

  • Omar Hassa Ahmad Al Bashir (president and head of NCP)


Economics

Economics

INCOME PER CAPITA

  • $2,300

  • Population below poverty line= 40%

INDUSTRIES

  • Agriculture, oil, cotton, ginning, textiles, cement, sugar, soap distilling, shoes, ornaments, and more


Relations with the united states

Relations With The United States

  • Sudan was once shunned by Washington for providing a haven for Osama Bin Laden and other international outlaws

  • Now it is an ally and a crucial intelligence asset to the CIA

  • Sudan’s agents have penetrated networks that would not normally be accessible to America

  • Sudan is credited with detaining foreign militants on their way to join anti-American fighters there in the Iraq war

  • Sudanese agents have helped the CIA monitor organizations in Somalic and other places


Sharia

Sharia


Human rights introduction

Human Rights Introduction

  • Sudan has underwent 20 years of conflict recently ended by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

  • Now Sudan continues to face serious challenges including . . .

  • Armed conflicts, poor health, lack of social services, natural disasters, food insecurity, and acute malnutrition.

  • From a humanitarian perspective, Sudan has reached a critical point.


Human rights

Human Rights

  • In the past, conflicts between the government and rebel groups have resulted in rape, torture, killings, several crucifixions, and massive genocides

  • Sudan has one of the worst child soldier problems in the world

  • 17,000 children fighting for the government serve as human mine detectors, participate in suicide missions, and act as spies under the threat of death

  • Flogging is common and penalties under Sudanese law can include a fine and up to 40 lashes


Women s rights

Women’s Rights

  • Violence against women, including rape, is widespread

  • Recently, Sudanese authorities arrested 13 women and girls because they were wearing pants as opposed to “women’s clothes”

  • They were fined and flogged for “indecent and immoral dress that causes annoyance to public feelings”


Bibliography

Bibliography

  • CIA Word Factbook. Web. <http://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-worl-factbook/geos/su.html>.

  • "Omar Al Bashir." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar-al-Bashir>.

  • Web. <http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/apr/30/sudan.asc>.

  • Www.huuc55.org. Web. <http://www.huuc55.org>.

  • “Dafur.” www.unifusa.com.Web.<http://uniccfusa.org/work/emergencies/dafur

  • Web. www.bbc.com. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12033185>

  • “Human Rights.” www.wikipedia.com. Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/human-rights-in-sudan#abuses-in-conflict-settings

  • Web. www.one.org.com <http://one.org/clus/hottopic/3615/?gclid=c

  • “Doctors Without Borders” www.docterswithoutborders.org. Web. <www.docterswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?1q=2475

  • Web. www.farmlandgrab.org. <http://farmlandgrab.org/14648

  • “Health in Sudan” www.wikipedia.com. Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health-in-Sudan

  • “Sudanese” www.bahrelghazal.com. Web. <http://www.bahrelghazal sudanese.net/photo-gallery>

  • Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar-al-Bashir>

  • Web. <http://www.flagshop.co.uk/sudan-flag.227-p.asp>


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