Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)- Security Council Media Stakeout (8 July 2021)

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  • United Nations published this video item, entitled “Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)- Security Council Media Stakeout (8 July 2021)” – below is their description.

    Informal comments to the media made by Mariam al-Mahdi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan, on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), following the Security Council meeting on Peace and Security in Africa.

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    The Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, Libya to the northwest, Chad to the west, the Central African Republic to the southwest, South Sudan to the south, Ethiopia to the southeast, Eritrea to the east, and the Red Sea to the northeast.

    Sudan’s history goes back to the Pharaonic period. Independence from the British was proclaimed on 1 January 1956.

    Islam was Sudan’s state religion and Islamic laws applied from 1983 until 2020 when the country became a secular state. The economy has been described as lower-middle income and relies on oil production. Sudan is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, African Union, COMESA, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation.

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