Despite having significant natural resources – like oil and minerals – Sudan has not seen peaceful development. Its people have suffered from decades-long violence and military conflicts that have left hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced. The country''s southern region has been striving for independence for some time now, however experts point out that the issue of South''s oil reserves could significantly complicate the attaining of this goal. Controversial politics, the war in Darfur, corruption, armed confrontations – these are just some of the obstacles undermining the development of Africa''s largest nation. In order to find out more about Sudan, its history, politics, economy, as well as the Darfur conflict – read this book.