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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: The EconomistThu, 27 Nov 2014 05:05:23 -0800
South Sudan

SOLDIERS in South Sudan say they are tired. Many have already spent a lifetime fighting in the grassy plain on either side of the Upper Nile. Their country won independence in 2011 after decades of rebellion against the mainly Muslim north, aggravating ...   read full story

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Publisher: Aljazeera.comThu, 27 Nov 2014 06:37:30 -0800
South Sudan: A 'thankless kid'? read full story
Publisher: Sudan TribuneThu, 27 Nov 2014 23:28:51 -0800
Khartoum summons Ugandan diplomat over president Museveni's remarks read full story
Publisher: Ahram OnlineThu, 27 Nov 2014 19:22:30 -0800
Renewed ties with South Sudan read full story
Publisher: www.worldbulletin.netThu, 27 Nov 2014 23:07:30 -0800
Sudan protests remarks attributed to Uganda's Museveni read full story
Publisher: IHS Jane's 360Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:45:41 -0800
South Sudan opposition says Uganda has deployed Su-30s to Juba read full story
Publisher: New VisionThu, 27 Nov 2014 05:30:00 -0800
Museveni meets South Sudan opposition over peace read full story


Publisher: The GuardianThu, 27 Nov 2014 02:26:44 -0800
Sudan asks UN to shut human rights office in Khartoum over abuse claims

Sudan's foreign ministry confirmed it had asked the office to close, saying its had not kept to its mandate. .Spokesman Yousif al-Kordofani said the ministry and Unamid had exchanged letters about the issue before the Tabit affair. The ministry also ...   read full story

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Publisher: JURISTThu, 27 Nov 2014 16:45:00 -0800
Sudan asks UN to close human rights office in Khartoum read full story
Publisher: NewsweekWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:30:00 -0800
Sudan Orders UN-AU Mission to Shut Down Human Rights Office read full story
Publisher: Sudan TribuneThu, 27 Nov 2014 00:59:13 -0800
Sudan closes UNAMID human rights office read full story
Publisher: Radio DabangaThu, 27 Nov 2014 09:15:00 -0800
Govt Moves to Curb Radio Dabanga read full story
Publisher: Journal of Turkish WeeklyThu, 27 Nov 2014 09:26:15 -0800
Sudan women's groups protest UN's Darfur 'mass rape' claims read full story
Publisher: malaysiandigest.comWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:18:45 -0800
Sudan Tells UN-AU Mission 'To Shut Human Rights Office' read full story


Publisher: Wall Street JournalFri, 28 Nov 2014 03:15:00 -0800
Dozens Killed in Sudan Clashes

Conflicts over grazing land pitted two rival groups of the Arab Misseriya tribe against each other, leaving at least 140 people dead and more than 100 others injured after several days of clashes, Rabie Abdelaty, spokesman for Sudan's information ...   read full story

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Publisher: New York TimesThu, 27 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0800
Sudan: Tribal Clashes Inflict Heavy Toll read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 27 Nov 2014 15:15:00 -0800
Sudan clashes kill more than 100 read full story
Publisher: Irish TimesFri, 28 Nov 2014 00:03:45 -0800
Sudan tribal leader says clashes leave over 130 dead read full story
Publisher: Times of IndiaFri, 28 Nov 2014 02:30:00 -0800
At least 133 killed in tribal clashes in Sudan read full story
Publisher: Al-ArabiyaThu, 27 Nov 2014 14:07:30 -0800
Over 100 dead in clashes in Sudan's Kordofan: tribes read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneTue, 25 Nov 2014 22:09:27 -0800
S. Sudanese rebels deny members are sheltering in UN compounds

November 25, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) ? The rebel faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement ? SPLM (opposition) - has dismissed as ?ill-intentions? claims that they have armed members inside civilian protection sites, which are being manned across ...   read full story

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From @SAMIRBOL on Sat Nov 29 01:00:33 EST 2014 It's really that south africa want to help people of south sudan by giving them clean water network
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From @mashable_agent on Sat Nov 29 00:57:25 EST 2014 \'Why won\'t the war stop?\' Sudanese refugees in their own words - Mashable #mashable http://t.co/6wggKvfiV5
From @filamman on Sat Nov 29 00:57:08 EST 2014 Looters in Ferguson consider the genocide in Rwanda, Nigeria, Sudan, etc before complaining how terrible the justice system is in America.
From @joshpallas on Sat Nov 29 00:56:21 EST 2014 Delegate for Sudan melodramatically jumping over his desk...why? #unhcr #sydmun2014
From @SAMIRBOL on Sat Nov 29 00:54:53 EST 2014 Today no #news in juba south sudan couse the only Indian printing press in juba stop WORKING
From @Fox_sydMUN on Sat Nov 29 00:53:30 EST 2014 #UNHCR Sudan just mounted a table........#sydmun2014 #someoneiskeen #ohheisfit
From @globaldefence on Sat Nov 29 00:52:31 EST 2014 133 killed in tribal clashes in Sudan http://t.co/HGN0fmgDQE
From @CristianSamper on Sat Nov 29 00:51:37 EST 2014 RT @TheWCS: @BloombergNews: @TheWCS says South Sudan #Elephants in Grave Danger as War Rages: http://t.co/zaxtqeWBQX
From @Egypte_actus on Sat Nov 29 00:50:35 EST 2014 "Al-Ahram Weekly" / Relations internationales / #Soudan / #Egypt Les liens sont renoués entre l'Égypte et le Sud... http://t.co/Z540WvNgWQ
From @TeamDz213 on Sat Nov 29 00:50:16 EST 2014 RT @REPORT4SPAM11: #ksa #saudi #egypt #Syria #Yemen #Sudan #uae #kuwait #Bahrain #morroco #Algerie #Lebanon #Iraq #Qatar #oman #Libya #tuni?