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Solomon, Hailu, (2016) "Islamic Political System in Sudan and its National, Regional, and International Impact," Journal of African Policy Studies 22(1), pp.

The influence of radical Islamic ideology has been important in international relations at least since the revolution that toppled the Shah of Iran in1979. However, the influence of political Islam in Sudan's internal politics goes back even longer. This paper provides an overview of the historical background to the origin and development of political Islam in Sudan. It argues that the North Sudan's successive post-independent government’s forced Islamization of the South Sudan was the main contributing factor in what became the longest ethnoreligious civil war in Africa and ended in the birth of the state of South Sudan. It also demonstrates how Sudan’s foreign policy of propagating radical Islamic views beyond its own borders as a social and political system added an important dynamic to the already-complex conflicts of the Horn of Africa.



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