Reformed Witness in the Sudan19 Apr 2013
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The Sudan is the largest country in Africa, bordering nine other nations. The term "Sudan" comes from Arabic and means "the place of black people". Ancient Egyptians called the Sudan "Cush." The Romans called it "Nubia." Sudan, located immediately up the Nile from Egypt, enjoys a very rich diversity of terrain, climate and ethnic composition and is endowed with many natural resources. Many consider it the African country with the greatest potential after South Africa. Yet, wrought by continual war and upheaval, Sudan has become one of the poorest countries on earth.