Sitting squarely on the border of Saharan and Sub-Saharan Africa, Sudan ...
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...s always had the potential for prosperity given their oil-rich land, but it continues to suffer from underdevelopment and internal divisions. In South Sudan, the government is dominated by the Dinka and the rebel groups, mainly the Nuer, who still frequently fight amongst themselves. Many of their villages lack running water, metal and electricity and 40% of the population needs food aid to survive. 75% of adults are illiterate. More money is spent than for the "budget for education, health care, electricity, roads and industry combined." Tensions between the Northern and Southern Sudanese still run high, with massacres, genocides and battles still leaving hundreds of thousands of casualties per year. These differences have no foreseeable resolution in sight, and today, both North and South Sudan exist as fractured nations hanging precariously close to destruction.
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