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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 TribuneThu, 30 Jul 2015 17:04:45 -0700
US "out of patience" with South Sudan's warring sides: envoy

July 30, 2015 (JUBA) ? The United States special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth said his country had run of patience over delays by South Sudan's warring factions to resolve the ongoin conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people.   read full story

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Publisher: U.S. News & World ReportThu, 30 Jul 2015 07:09:08 -0700
South Sudan soldiers accused of stealing relief food read full story
Publisher: AllAfrica.comFri, 31 Jul 2015 04:48:45 -0700
South Sudan: US, IGAD Region and Partners "Out of Patience" With South Sudan's ... read full story
Publisher: New York TimesWed, 29 Jul 2015 00:21:46 -0700
America's Obligation to South Sudan read full story
Publisher: News24Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:05:10 -0700
US envoy tired of South Sudan warring read full story
Publisher: Washington PostWed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:00 -0700
It's time to act to stop South Sudan's sad unraveling read full story
Publisher: Times LIVEThu, 30 Jul 2015 15:07:30 -0700
Time running out for South Sudan talks read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneThu, 30 Jul 2015 22:26:15 -0700
Sudan says Russian firms will have priority in uranium extraction contracts

The director general of the Geological Research Authority in Sudan Yousif al-Samani explained that uranium was found in the past in certain parts of the country. He told the Russian-based Sputnik news agency on Thursday that research and studies are ...   read full story

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Publisher: PravdaFri, 31 Jul 2015 02:11:15 -0700
Gold and uranium extraction granted to Russia in Sudan read full story
Publisher: Sudan VisionFri, 31 Jul 2015 08:56:15 -0700
Minerals Ministry Signs Gold Production Largest Contract read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneThu, 30 Jul 2015 21:52:30 -0700
Security service arrests three journalists for covering doctors' protest in ...

According to the press advocacy group in Sudan , the journalists were conducted to the security service headquarters in Gadaref where they were detained from 11:00am to 01:00pm. The security agents further confiscated Suleiman's smart telephone ...   read full story


Publisher: Middle East EyeFri, 31 Jul 2015 03:30:00 -0700
Will the Obama administration fix its Sudan policy?

One would welcome Obama's achievements during this visit, including his strong position and active diplomacy on South Sudan's crisis. Nevertheless, it is sad that there was no similar action to end Sudan's crisis. President Omer Hassan al-Bashir, the ...   read full story

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Publisher: AllAfrica.comThu, 30 Jul 2015 04:26:15 -0700
Sudan OCHA Bulletin 30 - Aid for Flood-Affected Displaced in South Darfur read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @ArriluCarm on Fri Jul 31 15:20:31 EDT 2015 Sudán: ocho mujeres cristianas podrían ser flageladas por ?indumentaria indecente? vía @amnistiaespana https://t.co/azfiORpQOT
From @ProDirigentes on Fri Jul 31 15:20:19 EDT 2015 El drama de Sudán del Sur, el país más joven del mundo. http://t.co/CGpNB7XZgj
From @HOOSIERS_BALL on Fri Jul 31 15:20:16 EDT 2015 RT @CarltonLeisure: In the deserts, along the Nile River and far from the eyes of travel community, pyramids of Meroe in eastern #Sudan htt?
From @VistAqui on Fri Jul 31 15:20:15 EDT 2015 RT @MarcSeSo: Sudan, Afganistan, Síria... Es calcula q el 80% de migrants a #Calais són refugiats de guerres que occident ha generat o hi p?
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From @jenipurpleness on Fri Jul 31 15:19:17 EDT 2015 Ten women face flogging for wearing trousers. Ask Sudan to drop the charges now https://t.co/EW6bU0kvja via @amnestyuk
From @andresgranadosd on Fri Jul 31 15:19:15 EDT 2015 Cuando los brazos sudan es porque el calor esta sumamente intenso en exterior.
From @tmafi42 on Fri Jul 31 15:18:59 EDT 2015 Ten women face flogging for wearing trousers. Ask Sudan to stop! https://t.co/Z7zn2ZOQOQ via @amnestyuk
From @isibams on Fri Jul 31 15:18:51 EDT 2015 RT @South_Sudan: South Sudan Info Daily is out! http://t.co/iEUBWNbmSh Stories via @valdaorgan @africa_tribune @comradephils
From @AfricanBruhh on Fri Jul 31 15:18:30 EDT 2015 RT @lamido71: Around sudan on motorcycle http://t.co/jg7YimT36M
From @EurasiaReview on Fri Jul 31 15:18:22 EDT 2015 South Sudan: Nothing But Violence ? OpEd http://t.co/z8aW5Ua49u
From @siikaahomikko on Fri Jul 31 15:18:11 EDT 2015 @FilosofenNils Bildt i Sudan.. Förjävligt o snacka om hyckleri pĺ hög nivĺ..
From @AfricanBruhh on Fri Jul 31 15:18:02 EDT 2015 RT @lamido71: #around_sudan_on_motorcycle http://t.co/0d6TJuxolq
From @dh_a_heller on Fri Jul 31 15:17:35 EDT 2015 Ten women face flogging for wearing trousers. Ask Sudan to drop the charges now https://t.co/9oyWjDIBwE via @amnestyuk
From @vofnegypt on Fri Jul 31 15:17:31 EDT 2015 RT @vofnsouthsudan: From Cairo to Cape Town, The Fastest Bike Ride Across Africa: It wasn't the threat of kidnapping in Sudan. ...... http?