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1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Defense
4. Economy
a. Figures
5. Health
6. Education
a. Universities
7. Demographics
8. Religions
a. Freedom
9. Peoples
10. Languages
11. Human rights
12. History
13. Cities and Towns

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Index / Political situation /
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Political situation

Ibrahim Abboud 1958-1964
Ismail Ashari 1964-1969
Gafar an-Nimeiri 1969-1985
Suwar ad-Dahab 1985-1986
Ahmad al-Mighani 1986-1989
Omar Hassan al-Bashir 1989-
Prime Ministers
Ismail Ashari 1954-1956
Abdullah Khalid 1956-1958
Ahmad Maghub 1965-1966
Sadiq al-Mahdi 1966-1967
Ahmad Maghbub 1967-1969
Sadiq al-Mahdi 1986-1989

Even if there is a civil war going on in the south of Sudan, between government forces and Christian separatists, the rest of Sudan is stable.
Sudan has no form of democracy, and the politics of the country are strongly controlled by the Muslim clerics. For public media there is little freedom of speech, but large parts of Sudanese life are beyond the control of the government, and freedom to express opinions can be exercised.

By Tore Kjeilen