Sudan History Timeline

Events

Sudan comes under British/Egyptian Rule

1899

Sultanate of Darfur incorporated in Sudan

1916

First civil war begins between the north and south.

1955

Sudan becomes independent

1956

General Abbud leads a fight against the government.

1958

Civil war breaks out in the christian region of the south.

1962

The military puts Nimerer in power.

1969

Peace agreement is signed with leads to 10 years of peace.

1972

Oil reserves are discovered in South Sudan.

1978

Omar al Bashar was elected president.

1993

Two rebel groups rise against the government.

2003

Government and rebels find peace.

2005