In 1983 the aggressive Nimeiri
goverment attempted to institute Islamic law throughout Sudan. These actions resulted
riots & a state of emergency was declared in 1984. In 1985 severe drought & famine added to
the fracture in Sudan.
Nevertheless Muslim control was pushed through under the Bashir
government which overthrew Niemeiri in a 1989 coup.
In the 1990's relief support was
suspended & the US has added the Sudan to its list of states that sponsor
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