The Nuba Political Predicament in Sudan(s): Seeking Resources beyond Borders

  • Guma Kunda Komey
Part of the Palgrave Series in African Borderlands Studies book series (PSABS)


After gaining independence in 1956, Sudan underwent a troubled sociopolitical process that culminated in the separation of its southern part in 2011 as the new state of South Sudan. Sudan is, therefore, a living case of a false start, and a failed nation-building project. Consequently, it remains a highly contested and dysfunctional state with perpetual turbulence and an uncertain future. The false start of forcing national unity through coerced uniformity ossified nation-building, arrested national integration, and, therefore, impeded the realization of the Sudanese state formation as a viable political entity.1 The first and second civil wars of 1955–1972 and 1983–2005, the separation of South Sudan in 2011, and the current violent conflicts in Darfur, Southern Kordofan’s Nuba Mountains, and Blue Nile are proof of this.


False Start Armed Struggle International Crisis Group Intermediary Space Comprehensive Peace Agreement 
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