The former colony of Sudan, in northern Africa, became an independent state in 1956, with its capital in Khartoum in the North. Divisiveness between peoples in the Muslim north and the Muslim south soon surfaced. Decades of unrest, compromise, and occasional fighting finally culminated in the state of South Sudan officially coming into being on July 9, 2011. It is the world’s newest state (“state” is the technical term for that political entity known in the vernacular as a “country” or “nation”.)
Discuss the environmental and historical factors that have created the situation in South Sudan as it currently exists – civil war, famine (“the what”), then demonstrate your grasp of an anthropological perspective by explaining “the why” – in other words, how might an anthropologist tie together long – standing traditions and major historical events to make sense of the situation as it appears in the news stories today?
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