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The North African region of Sudan—governed by British and Egyptian authorities until 1956—has long been a hotbed for Muslim-Christian tensions. Embroiled in a conflict that spans two civil wars, it is comprised of two nations: the Muslim Arab North Sudan and the predominantly Christian South Sudan, which gained its independence in 2011. The ongoing conflict has left the western Darfur region pockmarked by genocidal killings, regional power struggles, famine, and an orphan crisis; so much so that the United Nations declared it the site of one of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises of the early 21st century.

  • Subscriber Access OnlyBuilding a Peace Beyond Understanding
    Amid ongoing violence, southern Sudan's Christians model a different kind of hope.
  • Subscriber Access OnlyRedeeming Sudan's Slaves
    Americans are becoming instant abolitionists. But is the movement backfiring?
  • Subscriber Access OnlyFinding Homes for the Lost Boys
    They've seen their parents shot, their villages burned, and their homeland recede in the distance as they escaped. Now these Sudanese youth build a new life in suburban Seattle
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