Sudanese Development Path

  • Abdel-Rahman E. Ali Taha


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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