Sudan in Perspective - Orientation Guide and Sudanese Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Security, Nubians, Beja, The Beja, Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), Darfur, Abyei by David N. Spires

Sudan in Perspective - Orientation Guide and Sudanese Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Security, Nubians, Beja, The Beja, Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), Darfur, Abyei

By David N. Spires

  • Release Date: 2015-10-30
  • Genre: Africa
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This is a professionally-formatted, free flowing ebook reproduction of unique, up-to-date guides produced by the Department of Defense that provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Sudan, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.

CHAPTER 1: GEOGRAPHY * Introduction * Geographic Divisions and Topographic Features * Deserts * Red Sea Coast * Nile River Valley * Western Sudan * Clay Plains * Climate * Rivers * Nile * Blue Nile * White Nile * Atbara River * Major Cities * Khartoum-Omdurman * Port Sudan * Kassala * Environmental Concerns and Natural Hazards * CHAPTER 1 ASSESSMENT * CHAPTER 2: HISTORY * Early History * Kushite Dynasties * Meroe * Christian and Muslim Nubia * Christian Nubia * Islam * The Ottoman Turkiyah * The Mahdi * 20th-Century History * Anglo-Egyptian Sudan * Independence and Failed Governments * Recent Events * Darfur * South Sudan Secession * CHAPTER 2 ASSESSMENT * CHAPTER 3: ECONOMY * Introduction * Agriculture * Cotton * Sugar * Industry * Oil, Energy, and Natural Resources * Trade * Tourism * Banking and Finance * Debt * Investment * Standard of Living * Outlook * CHAPTER 3 ASSESSMENT * CHAPTER 4: SOCIETY * Introduction * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Arabs * Nubians * Beja * Fur * Dinka * Nuer * Nuba * Religion * Islam * Christianity * Cuisine * Traditional Dress * Gender Issues * Arts and Recreation * CHAPTER 4 ASSESSMENT * CHAPTER 5: SECURITY * United States-Sudan Relations * U.S. Response to Darfur * Relations with Neighboring Countries * South Sudan * Egypt * Libya * Chad * Central African Republic * Ethiopia * Eritrea * Police Force * Military * Army * Navy * Air Force * Other Issues Affecting Stability * Darfuri Rebel Groups * Janjaweed * Sudan People's Liberation Movement—North (SPLM-N) * Human Trafficking * Water Security * Abyei Region * CHAPTER 1: PROFILE * Introduction * Geography * History * Independence * The Southern Problem * Unresolved Issues Related to Secession * Darfur * Economy * Agriculture * Industries * Energy * Trade * Tourism * Ethnic Groups * Nubians * Beja * Fur * Nuba * Chapter 1 Assessment * CHAPTER 2: RELIGION * Introduction * Major Religions * Islam * Sufism * Christianity * The Role of Religion in Government and Daily Life * Religious Events * Muslim Religious Events * Christian Religious Events * Buildings of Worship * Mosques * Christian Churches * Behavior in Places of Worship * Mosques * Churches * Chapter 2 Assessment * CHAPTER 3: TRADITIONS * Introduction * Codes of Politeness * Male/Female Interaction * Honor Killings * Hospitality and Gift Giving * Types of Food * Desserts * Beverages * Dress Codes * Nonreligious Celebrations * Other Traditions * Dos and Don'ts * Chapter 3 Assessment * CHAPTER 4: URBAN LIFE * Introduction * Urbanization * Employment Problems in Urban Areas * Healthcare * Sanitation * Education and Schools in Cities * Restaurants * Marketplace and Street Vendors * Dealing with Street Vendors * Traffic * Urban Traffic and Transportation * Infrastructure * Crime * Chapter 4 Assessment * CHAPTER 5: RURAL LIFE * Introduction * Tribal Distribution * The Beja * The Fallata * The Fur * The Nuba * Nomadic Way of Life * Land Distribution * Economy and Jobs * Rural Transportation * Railways * Roads * Flights * Waterways * Rural Health * Checkpoints * Landmines * Chapter 5: Assessment * CHAPTER 6: FAMILY LIFE * Family Structure * Gender Roles * Status of Women * Status of Elderly, Children, and Young Adults * Family Social Events * Weddings * Funerals

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