Sudan Web Links

Below are links by topical categories to resources primarily in English providing information on the conflict in Sudan. For related web links, see Regional Resources: Africa. For more USIP resources see Sudan.

These links support:

  1. Peace Briefing: Sudan's 2009 Elections: Critical Issues and Timelines
  2. Peace Briefing: New Strategies for Darfur
  3. Peace Briefing: The Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement: Taking Stock and Moving Forward
  4. Special Report: A New Approach to Peace in Sudan: Report on a USIP Consultation
  5. the conflict resolution simulation exercise on Sudan for the state-level high school winners of the Institute's National Peace Essay Contest in June 2004.

General Resources

The sites below collect links to other Internet resources which describe the background, history and current events in Sudan.

  • Africa South of the Sahara: Sudan
    An extensive collection of well-annotated links compiled by Karen Fung at Stanford University for the African Studies Association. Includes links to email lists, newsgroups, special projects, databases and archives, articles and documents, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), news and general sources. Organized alphabetically within country listing. The web site also has regional and topical categories of links, as well as a site searching capability.
  • Center for African Studies: Sudan Page
    Varied selection of annotated links from the Center for African Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, covering general information, history and archaeology, news and political resources.
  • INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict and ethnicity in Sudan
    A selective list of annotated links to email lists, newsgroups, news sources, articles and documents, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), maps, etc. from the Initiative on Conflict Resolution & Ethnicity.
  • Index on Africa: Country pages: Sudan
    The web site for Index on Africa, a project of the Norwegian Council for Africa, contains extensive annotated links, organized by news pages, subject pages and country pages. Within each individual country page, links are organized by subject category. Interesting features include the number of links listed for each category, the tabulation of hits on a specific link since it was added to the web page, as well as the opportunity to rate the link. Search capability is available for the web site.
  • UT-MENIC: Countries: Sudan
    Selected links from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, covering general resources, history and archaeology, news and newsgroups.

Government Agencies and International Organizations

African Union

  • African Union
    Successor organization to the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the African Union's web site has news and events, documents, a listing of member states (including Sudan) and related web links.

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

Republic of the Sudan

United Nations

  • Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN): Sudan
    IRIN, a unit of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides a clearinghouse of information for humanitarian and international communities on the crises in sub-Saharan Africa. Its web site contains special reports and news briefs organized by country, region, or theme such as East Africa. Includes links to related web sites. An e-mail subscription for IRIN reports is also available.
  • Reliefweb: Countries & Emergencies: Sudan
    ReliefWeb, a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), "is the global hub for time-critical humanitarian information on Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters." Its Latest Updates section includes press releases, news from wire services, reports and other documents from various sources, searchable by sector, content type, region and type of organization. Its Countries & Emergencies section, organized by country and region, includes documents, maps, a country profile of links to relevant web sites, among several items. The Map Centre features maps organized by country and emergency.
  • UNHCR: RefWorld
    The web site for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has databases for country of origin and legal information documents and reports. Pull-down menus allow selection by country and/or subject and a specific search engine feature is also provided. Each country compilation includes links to country reports, legal documents, news and maps.
  • United Nations Human Rights Website: Documents Database
    This database contains the most recent documents and can be searched by country, as well as by UN body, mandate, subject, symbol and year. A search by Sudan retrieves documents organized by year.

United States

  • Sudan: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: 2006
    Extensive report from the U.S. Department of State. Previous country reports from 2000 to 2005 and 1993 to 1999 are also available online.
  • U.S. Department of State: Sudan
    The Department of State's web page on Sudan explains the U.S. position on Sudan and outlines U.S. diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the conflict in Darfur. Includes background notes, information on the Special Envoy to Sudan, and links to relevant documents.
  • U.S. Department of State - Bureau of African Affairs
    Includes links to official statements, press briefings, fact sheets, and links to other related Internet sites. Includes an index for individual country profiles and a link to the archives 1997-2000.
  • Sudan: Ending the War, Moving Talks Forward
    Report of a U.S. Institute of Peace seminar from April 12, 1994, "that brought together prominent Sudanese representing virtually every major perspective on the conflict in Sudan, along with U.S. government analysts, governmental officials, humanitarian groups, and representatives of states in East Africa and the Horn of Africa."

Maps and Guides

  • ReliefWeb Map Centre: Sudan
    Maps from ReliefWeb's map center covering political, topographical and various refugee operations in Sudan.
  • Sudan: CIA World Factbook
    Country information for Sudan covering the geography, people, economy, government, and infrastructure. Includes a map.
  • Sudan Maps
    Maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection of the University of Texas at Austin. These maps were produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency or other sources and include country, city, regional, thematic, historical maps and links to other sites for Sudan maps.

Media and News Sources

Political Resources and Selected Documents

  • Dinka-Nuer Peace Process and Reconciliation
    Documents associated with the March 31, 1999 agreement between the Dinka and Nuer peoples in southern Sudan, posted on the Sudan Infonet web site, "an education and information service on Sudan provided by the Sudan Working Group (USA)" and funded by the Presbyterian Church, USA.
  • The Free South Sudan
    This web site has compiled useful documents, articles, reports and links (Northern, Southern and Other) to organizations. It provides a Free South News Service available through email subscription and compilations of current news stories. Its disclaimer states "This site does not claim to officially represent any group or interest in the South, rather it it the cumulation of personal dreams and effort."
  • To Guarantee the Peace: An Action Strategy for a Post-Conflict Sudan (PDF)
    A report for the Secretary of State's Africa Policy Advisory Panel, January 2004 , from the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). A supplemental report, Supplement I: Addressing U.S. Sanctions Against Sudan was issued in March 2004.
  • Major Sudanese Political Parties
    Descriptions of the major political parties in Sudan, including the Umma Party, Democratic Unionist Party, National Islamic Front, Sudanese People's Liberation Movement, the Republican Brothers, the Sudanese Communist Party and the Baath Party. Part of the SudanNet web site.
  • USIP Peace Agreements Digital Collection
    Documents for Sudan and Sudan-Uganda include the full text of 12 peace agreements, dating from the Agreement between the Governments of Sudan and Uganda (Dec. 8, 1999) to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in January 2005.
  • Political Resources on the Net: Sudan
    Links to information on elections, various political parties and organizations, news and general resources.

Updated: October 18, 2007

October 18, 2007