At the end of 1984, Sudan shot into the headlines as a result of famines, floods, locusts, political instability and civil war. In describing the collapse of Sudan's state and economy, Sudan After Nimeiri emphasises the extent of the country's current predicament and explains the difficulty of potential solutions.
Amongst the issues discussed are environmental and ecological problems, economic collapse, famine, debt, refugees, the role of Islam in Sudanese politics, Nimeiri's downfall and the administrative problems facing the transitional and present governments.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 . Rainfall Trends and Rural Changes in Sudan Since Nimeiri: Some Thoughts on the Relationship Between Environmental Changes and Political Control M. Hulme and A. Trilsbach 2 . The Economy of Sudan and Recent Strains Charles G. Gurdon 3 . The Background to the Change of Government in 1985 Tim Niblock 4 . The Sudan, 1985-1989: The Fading Democracy Kamal Osman Salih 5 . The 1986 Elections: Tradition, Ideology and Ethnicity James Chiriyankandath 6 . Regionalisation in the Sudan: Characteristics, Problems and Prospects Al-Agab Ahmed Al-Teraifi 7 . North-South Issues Douglas H. Johnson 8 . The Islamisation of Law as a Political Stake in Sudan Jean Francois Rycx 9 . Response to Nimeiri's Policies: Some Observations on Social and Political Changes in Northern Sudan Ahmed Al-Shahi 10 . The Dynamics of Policy towards the Refugee Problem Ahmed Karadawi 11 .The Machine in the Desert: Lessons from the Design and Implementation of a Computer System for the Sudanese Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning Craig Calhoun, William Drummond, Dale Whittington 12 . External Relations After Nimeiri Peter Woodward
`Sudan After Nimeri is a valuable book for those who are professionally engaged in the development of this country.' - Tijdschrift voor Economische en Social Geografie