The economic history of the Republic of the Sudan

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Introduction to SUDAI (Sudan Development Intiative Abroad)
From Abubakr Sidahmed, Centre d’information Arabe Scandinave, 16 October 1996. Founded in Cairo in 1995, The Sudanese Development Initiative Abroad is a private, non-profit organization working at the delivery end of the development spectrum, at the grassroots level where training, technology and local institutions interact to shape the lives of people.
A new Sudan?
By Mark Bruzonsky, Mid-East Realities, 15 June 1998. The contrast between the Sudan and Saudi Arabia due to oil. The growing growing disgust for the al-Saud regime. Article appended on oil explorts next year. Sudan’s economic problems and hardship, especially due to U.S. led sanctions, may soon be drawing to a close as the Islamist governed country is preparing to exploit it’s large oil reserves by the summer of 1999.
Korean Hyundai to Open Assembly Line in Khartoum
Panafrican News Agency, 19 October 2000. Hafiz Barbari Incorporated will assemble and market the Hyundai 1500cc and 2000cc limousines in Sudan under the supervision of the emerging Sudanese Masters Technology or SMT, which has built a vast industrial complex 50km south of Khartoum. British Land Rover and Bedford manufacturers have established assembly lines in Sudan since the 1970s.
Christian Aid Calls for ‘Immediate Suspension’ of Oil Operations
Christian Aid, press release, 15 March 2001. Christian Aid calls on foreign oil companies to immediately suspend their operations in Sudan, and for oil giants BP and Shell to divest their shares in companies whose parent corporation is complicit in atrocities in Sudan.
Food Supply Precarious And Likely to Worsen
UN Integrated Regional Information Network (Nairobi), 19 May 2001. The food supply outlook for parts of Sudan is highly precarious after two successive years of reduced cereal harvests and depletion of stocks. Despite government efforts to mitigate food shortages by lifting customs duties on food imports and other measures, the food supply situation was likely to tighten further.
Emirates Lift Livestock Ban
UN Integrated Regional Information Network, 25 May 2001. the UAE lifted the ban after a report by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) testified that Sudan was free of Rift Valley fever. Other Gulf states likely to follow. Sudan earned the equivalent of US $135 million in 1999 from livestock exports, with Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the UAE and Qatar among the major buyers.