What are the main natural resources in Sudan?

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  • Dan S
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Oil and Sand, although they don't import sand.

    According to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan#Economy

    "Currently oil is Sudan's main export, and the production is increasing dramatically....

    Rich mineral resources are available in Sudan including: petroleum, natural gas, gold, silver, chrome, asbestos, manganese, gypsum, mica, zinc, iron, lead, uranium, copper, kaolin, cobalt, granite, nickel and tin.

    Agriculture production remains Sudan's most important sector, employing 80% of the workforce and contributing 39% of GDP, but most farms remain rain-fed and susceptible to drought. Chronic instability—including the long-standing civil war (now over) between the Muslim north and the Christian–animist south, adverse weather, and weak world agricultural prices—ensures that much of the population will remain at or below the poverty line for years.

    The Merowe Dam, also known as Merowe Multi-Purpose Hydro Project or Hamdab Dam, is a large construction project in northern Sudan, about 350 km north of the capital Khartoum. It is situated on the river Nile, close to the Fourth Cataract where the river divides into multiple smaller branches with large islands in between. Merowe is a city about 40 km downstream from the construction site at Hamdab.

    The main purpose of the dam will be the generation of electricity."

  • dahm
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Sudan Natural Resources

  • Joan
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

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    There was civil war from 1955-1972 when the Addis Ababa treatment was signed...and then the second civil war which was pretty much the same war from 1985 to 2003. There never was a lot of peace in between the two wars, so you could argue it was a continuous war. It's pretty much the same story in all post-colonial Africa. European governments, in this case the British government pulled out of the territory irresponsibly. The north and the south are very different in the people groups, languages, and religions they possess. When the British were in command, they kept the two largely separate in terms of government. Northerners could not hold positions of power in the south and vice versa. When the British were getting ready to leave, they granted more power to the north than to the south. After that, there were disagreements over resources and religion, and everything else. The northern government has been repressive, and is responsible for Darfur, and other atrocities. All of the fighting led up to a peace agreement in 2003 which was a cease fire and granted the south partial autonomy. The south has had a semi-autonomous government where the vice-president of the north was the president in the south, and the south had it's own vice president. The treaty was supposed to be for six years, after which a vote would be held to decide if South Sudan should be completely autonomous. Obviously the vote was for the two countries to split...with 99% of the voters choosing independence. Whether or not this will be good for South Sudan is yet to be seen, but I was personally hoping that they would split. I think it's bad for the North and could be very good for the South. The South has a lot of natural resources like water and oil that the North would like to control. I just hope there isn't more war. Maybe you should ask the question about whether or not the split is good as a separate question.

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    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hi Alfred.

    The main natural resources in Sudan are petroleum, small reserves of iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold, hydropower etc.


  • 6 years ago

    while africans rule african countries nothing will ever change history has proved that

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