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  1. Research findings
    1. Dependency theory
    2. Religion and politics
    3. Democracy and dictatorship
    4. Ethnic-cultural divisions
    5. Women and development
    6. Agrarian reform and the politics of rural change
    7. The political economy
    8. Social ills, social problems, and health related issues
  2. Trade and globalization
  3. Conclusion
  4. References

The largest country in Africa, the Republic of Sudan has been the victim of famines, unstable military rule, coup d'etats, violation of human rights issues, and one of the most violent civil wars in the continent. Spanning an area of 2,503,890 sq km with a population of 37, 090, 000 in 2002. Sudan is situated in northeastern Africa, and is surrounded by the Sahara desert in the north, Ethiopia in the southeast, Egypt in the north, and Libya in the northwest. The life expectancy in the country is 54.0 years for men, and 56.9 years for women (2001). The paper will also examine the various political, religious, economic and sociological impacts that the country experiences on its overall development.

[...] In a country where politics and the economy are closely related, there exists a state of symbiosis between the two, and each needs to be able to function with autonomy and efficiency before the other can function similarly. Social ills, social problems, and health related issues: There are many causes for the social problems in Sudan, not least of which is the prevalence of human rights abuses that exist as a result of the domestic strife that the country has been suffering over the decades. [...]

[...] There are several concerns below and beyond the sociological, but they are such in nature that their resolution should result in a simultaneous improvement in the quality of social existence in Sudan. References Anderson, G. Norman. (1999). Sudan in Crisis. University Press of Florida. ?Blood Money: Arms Trade with Sudan.? Amnesty International. Retrieved May [...]

[...] With Hassan al-Turabi, leader of the National Islamic Front, al-Bashir worked towards making Sudan a complete Islamic state. Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir's name has also been linked to terrorist groups operating in and out of Sudan. In 1999, he and his parliament allowed limited political parties to constitute an opposition government, but these parties have very little power. Anderson also blames the international community for not taking a continuous and serious interest in putting an end to the civil war raging within Sudan. [...]

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