GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
1953: The Sudan gains independence from Egypt and Britain.

Ending years of Egyptian demands, the British agree to withdraw from the Sudan and provide the Sudanese people an opportunity for self-government. The joint pact, signed in 1953, allows for a three-year transitional period leading to full independence. Elections are held late in 1953, and the first republican government takes office in 1954.

WWW Sudan and the Road to Independence

This country study for Sudan includes a history of its road to independence.