Sudan rests in northeastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea between Egypt and Eritrea. The population of 34,206,710, which includes South Sudan, consists of Sudanese Arab (approximately 70%), Fur, Beja, Nuba, and Fallata ethnic groups. The official languages are Arabic and English.  Sudan gained independence in January 1956 from Egypt and the UK. The country’s natural resources are petroleum; small reserves of iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold and hydropower.  South Sudan became independent from Sudan in July 2011.

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    Laura Beny

    Professor, Law School

  • Amal Hassan Fadlalla

    Amal Hassan Fadlalla

    Associate Professor, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
    Associate Professor, Women's Studies
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Anthropology

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    Janet Richards

    Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies
    Associate Curator, Kesley Museum of Archaeology