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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: New York TimesWed, 25 Feb 2015 03:04:36 -0800
George Clooney on Sudan's Rape of Darfur

In the early 2000s, a brutal conflict in western Sudan between the government and rebels led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Darfuris, with millions displaced as refugees. In 2004, the United States declared Sudan's actions a genocide. After ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sudan TribuneFri, 27 Feb 2015 00:26:15 -0800
US diplomat calls for political freedoms in Sudan read full story
Publisher: New York Daily NewsThu, 26 Feb 2015 14:33:19 -0800
George Clooney pens op-ed about 'torture rapes' in Sudan read full story
Publisher: People MagazineWed, 25 Feb 2015 16:56:15 -0800
George Clooney Demands End to Genocide and 'Torture Rapes' in Sudan read full story
Publisher: JezebelThu, 26 Feb 2015 13:00:00 -0800
George Clooney Writes NYT Op-Ed on 'Sudan's Rape of Darfur' read full story
Publisher: The IndependentFri, 27 Feb 2015 06:37:30 -0800
George Clooney writes powerful open letter about Sudanese 'torture rapes' to ... read full story
Publisher: Radio DabangaThu, 26 Feb 2015 23:41:15 -0800
'Freedoms Severely Curtailed in Sudan in 2014' - Amnesty read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneThu, 26 Feb 2015 18:37:11 -0800
Sudan says Uganda plans to deploy 16000 soldiers on its borders

February 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) ? The Sudanese official news agency (SUNA) quoted what it described as an ?authorised source? as saying that 16,000 soldiers from the Ugandan People's Defence Force (UPDF) will be deployed on the borders between ...   read full story

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Publisher: PlattsThu, 26 Feb 2015 05:07:30 -0800
South Sudan, DR Congo interested in Ugandan crude oil export pipeline: minister read full story
Publisher: Strategy PageThu, 26 Feb 2015 02:52:30 -0800
Sudan: Seventh Ceasefire Slip Sliding Away read full story


Publisher: New StatesmanFri, 27 Feb 2015 05:41:15 -0800
How can the UK help the child soldiers of South Sudan?

Since gaining independence from Khartoum in 2011, South Sudan has been embroiled in conflict. Initially at war with the Sudanese government for control of South Sudan's oil fields, the young nation continues to struggle with independent armed militias ...   read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneThu, 26 Feb 2015 21:15:14 -0800
Machar calls on Kiir to engage in direct negotiations in Addis Ababa

February 26, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) ? South Sudanese former vice-president and rebel leader, Riek Machar, has called on his counterpart, president Salva Kiir, to ?pack his suitcase? and come to Addis Ababa for direct negotiations with him in order to ...   read full story

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Publisher: Voice of AmericaThu, 26 Feb 2015 12:05:23 -0800
US Envoy Tells South Sudan Leaders to Make Peace Now read full story
Publisher: New Zealand HeraldThu, 26 Feb 2015 15:34:01 -0800
UN urges Sudan and South Sudan to resolve Abyei deadlock read full story
Publisher: Shanghai Daily (subscription)Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:52:30 -0800
UN Security Council extends mandate of peacekeeping force in Abyei read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @irnglobal on Fri Feb 27 10:13:23 EST 2015 RT @Independent: George Clooney wrote a powerful letter about 'torture rapes' in Sudan http://t.co/aD5tYHkHLc http://t.co/RsKneKxHVs
From @sudaneseonline1 on Fri Feb 27 10:13:13 EST 2015 Sudan admits children lack iodine http://t.co/XZfmKNPVLF
From @calamiTcat on Fri Feb 27 10:13:13 EST 2015 RT @TheIndyPeople: George Clooney wrote a powerful letter about 'torture rapes' in Sudan http://t.co/gwUkg4OL2u http://t.co/65PZYM86bo
From @sudaneseonline1 on Fri Feb 27 10:13:10 EST 2015 Airlines threaten to suspend Khartoum, Port Sudan flights http://t.co/gblDdjB1LL
From @sudaneseonline1 on Fri Feb 27 10:13:09 EST 2015 16,000 Ugandan deploy on the Sudan-South Sudan borders http://t.co/daB4ESTk3F
From @sudaneseonline1 on Fri Feb 27 10:13:07 EST 2015 Tortured Hausa prisoners released in eastern Sudan http://t.co/TFXpykfSty
From @sudaneseonline1 on Fri Feb 27 10:13:04 EST 2015 Sudan admits children lack iodine: 02:40 PM Feb, 27 2015 Sudanese Online Radio Dabanga -Amsterdam NL My Librar... http://t.co/dDodjWJXVX
From @sudaneseonline1 on Fri Feb 27 10:13:03 EST 2015 Airlines threaten to suspend Khartoum, Port Sudan flights: 02:38 PM Feb, 27 2015 Sudanese Online Radio Dabanga... http://t.co/nf19mpoeSk
From @sudaneseonline1 on Fri Feb 27 10:13:03 EST 2015 16,000 Ugandan deploy on the Sudan-South Sudan borders: 02:36 PM Feb, 27 2015 Sudanese Online SudaneseOnline N... http://t.co/yPJ23WF5Y9
From @sudaneseonline1 on Fri Feb 27 10:13:03 EST 2015 Tortured Hausa prisoners released in eastern Sudan: 02:35 PM Feb, 27 2015 Sudanese Online Radio Dabanga -Amste... http://t.co/W40LSIOxjN
From @breatheforthis on Fri Feb 27 10:12:47 EST 2015 RT @radioactiall: Me sudan los ojos :-) http://t.co/dAmy7wKDzA
From @Aljaberzoon on Fri Feb 27 10:12:42 EST 2015 RT @TheIndyPeople: George Clooney wrote a powerful letter about 'torture rapes' in Sudan http://t.co/gwUkg4OL2u http://t.co/65PZYM86bo
From @DoingDev on Fri Feb 27 10:12:37 EST 2015 RT @BBCAfrica: Today, in our satire series @WhatsUpAfrica Ikenna Azuike asks if US foreign policy has failed in S Sudan? https://t.co/aax8Z?
From @_Nanadaime49 on Fri Feb 27 10:12:27 EST 2015 @hinatalilacs Hinata kau manis sekali. Meskipun sudan punya anak dua juga masih manis
From @AimRabie on Fri Feb 27 10:12:23 EST 2015 Fuck Sudan! I'm never coming back to this country again.