Women in Sudan have newly gained freedoms since the 2019 revolution that saw former president Omar-al Bashir ousted from office after 30 years in power. Women now hold top leadership roles and genital mutilation has been banned.
For decades under the dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s school curriculum was infused with Islamic ideology. As the new government set out to change that, an intense debate has grown over the future of Sudan's school curriculum.
The Nuba rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) are negotiating with the transitional government, and reviving an age-old issue in Sudan: secularism, or the separation between religion and the state.
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