Main Barriers to Education
Prior to 2011, when the people of South Sudan opted for independence; Sudan was once the largest and one of the most geographically diverse states in the African continent. Civil war between the north and south, over an extended period of time has resulted in the loss of 1.5 million lives and internal displacement of many.
According to the BBC, continuing conflict in the western region of Darfur has driven two million people from their homes and killed more than 200,000.
Since South Sudan’s secession, Sudan has struggled to maintain economic stability largely due to the reduction in oil revenues, which are now shared with South Sudan. Sudan has embarked on the diversification of its economic activities by further exploration of industries such as gold mining. This, alongside agricultural production and a reduction in expenditures, means that Sudan can close the gap on their lost oil revenue.