Canada in Sudan: War Without Borders

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Dundurn, Feb 16, 2009 - History - 272 pages
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An ancient Arab proverb states, "When Allah made the Sudan, he laughed." Had he known the country’s future, he would have done better to cry. To most of the world, Sudan means Darfur and the tragedy of atrocities and ethnic cleansing that has occurred there. Canada’s first involvement in Sudan was in 1884, when Canadian voyageurs were recruited to help rescue General Gordon, who was besieged in Khartoum by the Mahdi. Canada in Sudan introduces Canadians to this massive, troubled nation, telling the story from ancient times through to the modern era and the work of Canadian archaeologists, aid organizations, and Canadian Forces military observers deployed to Sudan as part of Operation Safari.

On March 30, 2007, Minister for Foreign Affairs Peter MacKay said, "Sudan is an almost perfect storm of conflict, dislocation, underdevelopment, and brutality." Perhaps he was confirming that Canada will be in Sudan for a very long time.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
The Land Below Egypt
30
Gordon Wolseley and the Siege of Khartoum
45
A Canadian Engineer in Sudan
76
Enter Talisman
140
Missionaries Aid Workers and NGOs
172
Policewoman and Prime Minister
187
Maple Leaf Military
209
Afterword
246
Bibliography
260
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Peter Pigott is the author of 14 previous books, including the bestselling Canada in Afghanistan. A well-known aviation writer, he has also published Wings Across Canada, Wingwalkers, and Royal Transport. He lives in Ottawa.

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