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Sudan

In the 21st century, Sudan has become the most politically troublesome spot in the world, and human rights abuses there are well documented. After attaining independence from Britain in 1956, two separate civil wars erupted over domination of the south by northern Muslim Arabs. Together, war, famine, and human rights abuses have cost the lives of more than 2 million people. The situation has reached crisis status in western Darfur, where a separate conflict has displaced 200,000 and left 400,000 dead. Even though per capita income rose to $2,300 in 2009, economic health was threatened by inefficient infrastructures and an unemployment rate of 18.7 percent. Sixty percent of the labor force is engaged in agriculture, much of which is subsistence farming. Forty percent ...

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