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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: Aljazeera.comThu, 30 Oct 2014 23:22:30 -0700
South African peacekeepers ambushed in Sudan

Two South African peacekeepers were wounded when gunmen opened fire on their patrol in Sudan's troubled Darfur region. The soldiers were injured when unidentified attackers shot at them as they collected water in the Kutum district of North Darfur ...   read full story

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Publisher: News24Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:00:12 -0700
SA soldiers ambushed in Sudan read full story
Publisher: The CitizenThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:52:30 -0700
Two SA soldiers wounded in ambush in Sudan read full story
Publisher: Eyewitness NewsFri, 31 Oct 2014 01:28:01 -0700
SA soldiers wounded in Sudan read full story
Publisher: AllAfrica.comFri, 31 Oct 2014 01:03:45 -0700
Two SANDF Soldiers Wounded in Sudan read full story
Publisher: Independent OnlineThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:45:00 -0700
SA troops wounded in Sudan ambush read full story
Publisher: defenceWebFri, 31 Oct 2014 03:07:30 -0700
South African soldiers wounded in Sudan ambush read full story


Publisher: ABC NewsThu, 30 Oct 2014 07:49:29 -0700
US, UN Condemn Renewed Violence in South Sudan

The United States and United Nations on Thursday condemned a recent outbreak of violence around an oil-rich town in South Sudan, as experts predicted a return to mass violence in the coming weeks. South Sudan has seen near civil war conditions since ...   read full story

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Publisher: Wall Street JournalThu, 30 Oct 2014 02:37:46 -0700
Rebel Advance Imperils Peace Effort in South Sudan read full story
Publisher: ReutersFri, 31 Oct 2014 10:21:50 -0700
South Sudan famine temporarily averted, but risks remain: UN read full story
Publisher: UN News CentreThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:45:00 -0700
South Sudan: Ban condemns renewed violence between opposing factions read full story
Publisher: SaharaReporters.comThu, 30 Oct 2014 18:52:30 -0700
Peace Talks Not About Power-sharing, South Sudan President Tells Al Jazeera read full story


Publisher: Big Ten NetworkFri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0700
BTN LiveBIG: IU welcomes women students from war-torn South Sudan

Medakpwe Irene Draga left behind her family, job and home in South Sudan to earn a master's degree in education from Indiana University. Her dream? To help turn around the fortunes of her nation, which is currently in the midst of a civil war that's ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sudan TribuneThu, 30 Oct 2014 23:56:34 -0700
Former governor of S. Sudan's Central Bank dies age 77 read full story
Publisher: UN News CentreWed, 29 Oct 2014 09:52:30 -0700
South Sudan: UN officials welcome launch in of campaign to end use of child ... read full story
Publisher: International Crisis GroupWed, 29 Oct 2014 07:26:15 -0700
Conflict Alert: Looming Military Offensives in South Sudan read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsWed, 29 Oct 2014 18:18:45 -0700
South Sudan food crisis - in 60 seconds read full story
Publisher: Thomson Reuters FoundationThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:33:45 -0700
Fighting Likely to Surge read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneThu, 30 Oct 2014 22:52:58 -0700
Sudanese security prevents distribution of al-Ray al-Aam newspaper

Reliable sources told Sudan Tribune that NISS officers at dawn on Thursday ordered the printing press officials to stop distribution of the newspaper's copies after it was printed, saying they allowed the newspaper's administration to receive the ...   read full story

Sudan Tweets

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