The south is -and always has been- significantly less developed and generally poorer than the north. Eventually, in 2003-2004, a peace agreement was reached, although this threatened in August 2005, when the leader of the rebel movement in the south (the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement) John Garang, was killed in a helicopter crash.” (Seddon)
This lead to civil unrest. This essentially started the beginning of the civil war in Sudan. The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement was put into place by South Sudan to better protect themselves. They wanted a strong government and the right people in it. Because of the death of John Garang, they never accomplished that and in effect, started a massive civil war within their own …show more content…
At $25 dollars a barrel, the country of Sudan is struggling to pay for the cost of the war and is going into famine. One of the major problems is food—or lack there of. At least 1.5 million people are experiencing food insecurity. And the number is expected to keep rising to approximately 2.5 million people in the coming months. All in all, the oil industry has taken a huge hit as well as the agricultural industry. There have been many displaced and starving people in the country of Sudan who will not get to eat tonight because of the religious differences between North and South Sudan. This country is in shambles from this war.
“In 2003, according to estimates by the World Bank, Sudan’s gross national income, measured at average 2001-2003 prices, was US $ 16,372m., equivalent to $460 per head (or $1,880 on an international purchasing-power parity basis). Overall GDP increased, in real terms, at an average annual rate of 5.8% in 1990-2003; growth in 2003 was 6.0%. In 2003 the average exchange rate was US $1+$260.98 dinars.”