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Complete details about Sudan in Africa with capital city Khartum

Country NameSudan (As-Sudan)
Country CodeSDN
Capital CityKhartum
ContinentAfrica
RegionNorthern Africa
Independence Year1956
Population29490000
Surface Area2505813.0
Life Expectancy56.6 years
GNP10162.0 (old 0.0)
Government FormIslamic Republic

Spoken Languages

Arabic [official]     (49.4%)
Bari     (2.5%)
Beja     (6.4%)
Chilluk     (1.7%)
Dinka     (11.5%)
Fur     (2.1%)
Lotuko     (1.5%)
Nubian Languages     (8.1%)
Nuer     (4.9%)
Zande     (2.7%)

Major Cities

Omdurman, Khartum     (population 1271403)
Khartum, Khartum     (population 947483)
Sharq al-Nil, Khartum     (population 700887)
Port Sudan, al-Bahr al-Ahmar     (population 308195)
Kassala, Kassala     (population 234622)
Obeid, Kurdufan al-Shamaliy     (population 229425)
Nyala, Darfur al-Janubiya     (population 227183)
Wad Madani, al-Jazira     (population 211362)
al-Qadarif, al-Qadarif     (population 191164)
Kusti, al-Bahr al-Abyad     (population 173599)
al-Fashir, Darfur al-Shamaliya     (population 141884)
Juba, Bahr al-Jabal     (population 114980)

Sudan's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: Sudan TribuneSat, 06 Feb 2016 22:56:06 -0800
South Sudan to hire 20000 Zimbabwean teachers: report

"It is true that discussions are underway between The republic of South Sudan and Zimbabwe to bring technical experts particularly teachers and nurse," a ministry of education official, who preferred anonymity, told Sudan Tribune Saturday. Arrangements ...   read full story

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Publisher: South Sudan News AgencySat, 06 Feb 2016 12:33:40 -0800
Aid group accuses South Sudan's government of pursuing ?control techniques? read full story
Publisher: The GuardianSat, 06 Feb 2016 01:56:15 -0800
I was raped in South Sudan ... then went back read full story
Publisher: StarAfrica.comSat, 06 Feb 2016 07:33:45 -0800
Sudan, South Sudan to discuss trade after border opening read full story
Publisher: gurtongSat, 06 Feb 2016 02:52:30 -0800
US Expresses Concerns Over Negative Impact On S. Sudan's Humanitarian Assistance read full story
Publisher: Egypt SIS (press release)Sun, 07 Feb 2016 04:22:30 -0800
South Sudan hails Egyptian humanitarian assistance read full story
Publisher: Radio TamazujFri, 05 Feb 2016 21:52:26 -0800
EU: peace deal requires review of NGO bill read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneSat, 06 Feb 2016 12:37:30 -0800
Flight Ban: Sudan says was not officially notified of Libyan decision

February 6, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's foreign ministry said it hasn't received an official notification from Libya's internationally recognised government based in Tobruk regarding its decision to stop air flights with Sudan. JPEG - 34.4 kb; Passengers ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Libya ObserverSat, 06 Feb 2016 04:33:45 -0800
Eastern government suspends Sudan flights read full story
Publisher: StarAfrica.comFri, 05 Feb 2016 07:56:15 -0800
Libya suspends flights to Sudan read full story
Publisher: Deccan ChronicleSat, 06 Feb 2016 01:19:50 -0800
Clashes between Libyan forces and Sudanese fighters kills 30 read full story
Publisher: AfricaNewsSun, 07 Feb 2016 02:18:45 -0800
30 killed after two days of heavy fighting in southeast Libya read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsSat, 06 Feb 2016 14:28:24 -0800
Fifa election: Gianno Infantino gets South Sudan backing

"We are supporting Gianni Infantino for the Fifa presidency," said South Sudan football chief Chabur Goc Alei. Chabur said Infantino, the preferred candidate of Fifa vice-president and former Manchester United chief executive David Gill, had a better ...   read full story

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Publisher: ESPN FC (blog)Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:26:15 -0800
South Sudan, Liberia defy CAF and pledge votes for Infantino, Prince Ali read full story
Publisher: Ten Eyewitness NewsSat, 06 Feb 2016 13:00:00 -0800
South Sudan breaks ranks to back Infantino, not Sheikh Salman read full story


Publisher: JURISTSat, 06 Feb 2016 13:22:30 -0800
UN expert: conflict in Sudan must end immediately

[JURIST] The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, on Friday called for an end [press release] to conflict in Darfur between the Sudanese government and the Sudan Liberation Army/Abdul Wahid which may ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:37:30 -0800
Thousands of civilians flee homes due to violence in Sudan, says UN ... read full story
Publisher: Sudan TribuneFri, 05 Feb 2016 22:00:00 -0800
UN human rights expert calls for immediate end to Jebel Marra clashes read full story
Publisher: StarAfrica.comFri, 05 Feb 2016 03:26:15 -0800
Sudan: UN expert urges protection of unarmed civilians after new escalation of ... read full story
Publisher: UN News CentreFri, 05 Feb 2016 08:43:09 -0800
'Violence must stop now,' says UN expert as fresh fighting displaces thousands ... read full story
Publisher: The Straits TimesSat, 06 Feb 2016 00:52:39 -0800
UN expert calls for end to conflict and violence in Darfur and protection of ... read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @felixfazer on Sun Feb 07 07:47:21 EST 2016 RT @especuland: Mucha detención a titiriteros, pero a España se la sudan las víctimas del terrorismo. Con datos. #BuscandoRefugio https://t?
From @moereeyz on Sun Feb 07 07:47:20 EST 2016 RT @SudaneseCulture: Taka Mountains, Kassala , #Sudan #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou http://t.co/0S1gPrxzN4
From @jamalinlondon on Sun Feb 07 07:47:16 EST 2016 RT @AJEnglish: These Sudanese midwives are empowering communities to end FGM - @fatmanaib @furcoisorin https://t.co/RET3KCEbzz https://t.co?
From @raulelsanchez21 on Sun Feb 07 07:47:15 EST 2016 RT @especuland: Mucha detención a titiriteros, pero a España se la sudan las víctimas del terrorismo. Con datos. #BuscandoRefugio https://t?
From @IFreijsen on Sun Feb 07 07:47:15 EST 2016 RT @UNHumanRights: #Sudan: All parties to the conflict must protect unarmed civilians, after new escalation of violence in Darfur https://t?
From @miaumiauremiau on Sun Feb 07 07:46:48 EST 2016 RT @especuland: Mucha detención a titiriteros, pero a España se la sudan las víctimas del terrorismo. Con datos. #BuscandoRefugio https://t?
From @mkkarakaplan on Sun Feb 07 07:46:48 EST 2016 RT @kimyecis: Merhume Hadice SUDAN'?n hatm-i ?erifindeyiz.Merhumeye Allah'tan rahmet ailesine ba?sa?l??? diliyorum. https://t.co/zOkwQEq3rk
From @schierhangl on Sun Feb 07 07:46:47 EST 2016 RT @ismail_kupeli: @NordhausenFrank Angeblich soll die Truppe aus Soldaten aus Saudi-Arabien, Ägypten, Jordanien und Sudan bestehen. Aber e?
From @playercristian on Sun Feb 07 07:46:14 EST 2016 RT @especuland: Mucha detención a titiriteros, pero a España se la sudan las víctimas del terrorismo. Con datos. #BuscandoRefugio https://t?
From @ndoguayo on Sun Feb 07 07:46:14 EST 2016 RT @especuland: Mucha detención a titiriteros, pero a España se la sudan las víctimas del terrorismo. Con datos. #BuscandoRefugio https://t?
From @uburak38 on Sun Feb 07 07:46:06 EST 2016 RT @_Fremen: 150 bine yakin askerin büyük cogunlugunu Suudi Arabistan ve Misir olusturuyor. Sudan ve Ürdün askerleri Suudi Arabistan'da haz?
From @EdurneOjer on Sun Feb 07 07:46:02 EST 2016 RT @especuland: Mucha detención a titiriteros, pero a España se la sudan las víctimas del terrorismo. Con datos. #BuscandoRefugio https://t?
From @STAR4LF on Sun Feb 07 07:45:43 EST 2016 RT @AJEnglish: These Sudanese midwives are empowering communities to end FGM - @fatmanaib @furcoisorin https://t.co/RET3KCEbzz https://t.co?
From @khalilmustafa13 on Sun Feb 07 07:45:40 EST 2016 RT @sudanfeed_sd: #sudan ?????? "??????? " ?????? ??????? ???????? ?? ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ??? ??????: ?? ?? ???? ??? http://t.co/sTU?
From @SalvaMoran on Sun Feb 07 07:45:32 EST 2016 RT @especuland: Mucha detención a titiriteros, pero a España se la sudan las víctimas del terrorismo. Con datos. #BuscandoRefugio https://t?