January 1 is Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Sudan from United Kingdom in 1956.
he early history of the Kingdom of Kush located in what is now northern Sudan along the Nile is intertwined with the history of ancient Egypt, in which it was united politically over several periods. By virtue of its proximity to ancient Egypt, the Sudan participated in the wider history of the Near East inasmuch as it was Christianized by the 6th century and Islamized in the 7th.
The modern Republic of Sudan was formed in 1956 and inherited its boundaries from Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, established 1899. For times predating 1899, usage of the term “Sudan” for the territory of the Republic of Sudan is somewhat anachronistic, and may also refer to the more diffuse concept of the Sudan.
Since its independence in 1956, the history of Sudan has been plagued by internal conflict, namely the First Sudanese Civil War (1955-1972), the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983-2005), culminating in the secession of South Sudan on July 9, 2011, and the War in Darfur (2003-2010).
Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in north-east Africa. It is the third largest country in Africa.
In commemoration of the day, we bring you the interview article related to the country.
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“The visually impaired can study and get jobs here. Those are impossible things to do in Sudan.” – Mohamed Bashir