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Background: In light of growing rates and allegations of religious persecution, the United States decided to adopt religious freedom as one of the main pillars of its foreign policy in 1998. This piece of legislation, referred to as the Religious Freedom Act, stirred considerable controversy....
Background: In an FPA press conference, ʿAlī ʿUthmān Ṭaha, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan (1995-1998) elaborates on the achievements of the government since the 1989 coup. He gives an opening statement and then answers to questions related to the country's relations with other countries...
Background: The main issues in Sudan at the time (and some are still relevant today) were the unity of South Sudan, self-determination, peace and war, religious/political persecution against Christians and South Sudanese and the Sharīʿah Law. A Southern Sudanese and former Member of Parliament...
Background: Angelo Andrew, a Southern Sudanese Christian refugee is emigrating to the US. The day before his departure, Angelo was interviewed by Cornelis Hulsman and members of the FPA regarding the abduction of his sister by the SPLA in 1991. Angelo was also a personal friend of Hulsman who lived...
Background: Considering the Sudanese Civil War has been on-going since 1955 (and at the time of the interview), members of the FPA asked a key figure in Sudanese history; Ṣādiq al-Mahdī several questions on the issue of Southerners longing self-determination. Al-Mahdī,’ as a Northern Sudanese...
Background: The tensions between Muslims from the North and Christians from the South of Sudan have resulted in the Southerners talking about self-determination. Bishop al-Zubaīr, Catholic Bishop of al-Kharṭūm and Bishop Roreig, Anglican Bishop of al-Kharṭūm, are interviewed and asked to share...
Background: A Southern Sudanese discussed in this interview the Islamisation of al-Kharṭūm in Sudan, as well as several reported cases of kidnapping in al-Kharṭūm and surrounding areas such as the refugee camp Māyū. In 1994, Cornelis Hulsman travelled to Sudan with the Cairo Foreign Press...
    As southern Sudan prepares to vote this week on a possible secession from the north, Sunnī Khālid says that the African-American community is also divided on the issue...      
Catholic leaders from Nairobi issued a statement in which they described the war in southern Sudan as tragic and unethical. Supporters of the popular movement of Colonel John Garang described the statement as taking sides and not being precise. Government supporters said the statement can be the...
Ten microbuses stand before the Catholic church of Al-Sakakini. A hundred Sudanese escaped the mountain of the heated war in Sudan and its results of hunger, poverty and diseases. Their only hope is to build a new life in which they may regain the feeling of security. Those hundred Sudanese are...

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