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When did Sudan gain its independence from Britain?

Sudan gained independence from Britain on January 1, 1956, after a military coup in Egypt forced the British government to grant Sudan independence.

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Also, when did Sudan gain independence from Great Britain?

January 1, 1956

Also Know, why did Great Britain colonize Sudan? Because the UK took over the Suez Canal, & established a protectorate over Egypt because the canal was so important to the British Empire, & before that, Egypt had colonised Sudan. So the UK was dragged into Sudan by Egyptian politics.

One may also ask, was Sudan a British colony?

In 1899, Britain and Egypt reached an agreement under which Sudan was run by a governor-general appointed by Egypt with British consent. In reality, Sudan was effectively administered as a Crown colony.

How did South Sudan gain independence?

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan on 9 July 2011 as the outcome of a 2005 peace deal that ended Africa's longest-running civil war. An overwhelming majority of South Sudanese voted in a January 2011 referendum to secede and become Africa's first new country since Eritrea split from Ethiopia in 1993.

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