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#Sudan was once known as #Nubia or the #Kushite empire, in ancient times, and these Black #Africans ruled the ancient world interchangeably with #Kemet , including pharaohs from both regions (Kemet is now called by the Greek name [a]Egypt[os]). Their descendants still exist (like me), but after Arabs came on the scene into #Africa , bringing their religion Islam (around 635 A.D.), the #Sudanese began to shift from their original spiritual beliefs and indigenous culture and began to take on a cultural identity as "Arab", although ethnically still very much African (even with intermixing with the Arabs who eventually took over most of North Africa, and a now Arabian #Egypt taking control of Sudan from 1820-1874).
With the "help" of British colonization, (from 1899-1956 and known as Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) they fell for the ol' #divideandconquer tactic (look up #theBerlinConference of 1884-85) so that tribalism and colorism (like a caste system, just like the British accomplished in India) regressively became a thing as the more well-to-do Sudanese denied their African identity in place of the "superior" Arab one, and their central government waged civil war (especially in Darfur and the South) to ethnically cleanse and convert all of Sudan into a fully Islamic state. This makes sense as I remember my father, in my early youth, looking down on darker-skinned Sudanese, especially those in the West and South of Sudan, before the eventual secession of the South in 2011.
This is not to knock those who are Muslim, or Islam in general, but when a government uses religious imperialism to exert control over its citizens (and Christianity in Africa is not exempt from this) then you can see the fallacy and irony of Sudan's membership with the Arab League as it only benefitted the tyrannical rulers of Sudan and never the people. Even when Sudan gained its "independence" on January 1st, 1956, from the British...it was ACTUALLY the British who promoted the idea of the Arab League in 1942 before it became official 3 years later. Sudan actually joined the league TWO WEEKS after their independence day! 🤔
So with "friends" like these, who needs enemies??