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Sudanese Development Path

  • Abdel-Rahman E. Ali Taha

Abstract

Extending over an area of almost one million square miles, the Sudan is the largest country in Africa. It is a land of widely differing geography and diverse cultures and ethnic groups. The 1956 census1 showed a population of 10·26 million. At a 2·8 per cent annual rate of growth the population was projected to reach 15·78 millionin 1970 and 18·54 millionin 1975.2

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Private Sector Public Sector Minimum Wage Development Path Modern Sector 
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    ILO, Labour Force Projections: 1965–1985, pt II, Africa (Geneva, 1971) p. 153.Google Scholar
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    For a comprehensive account of Sudanese political history, see P. M. Holt, A Modern History of the Sudan (London: Oxford University Press, 1962) and ‘Sudan Democratic Republic’, in Colin Legum and John Drysdale, Africa Contemporary Record, Annual Survey and Documents, 1969–1970 (Exeter: Africa Research Ltd, 1970) pp. B47–B68.Google Scholar
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