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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: Voice of AmericaMon, 06 Jul 2015 12:25:11 -0700
One Hurt in Attack on South Sudan-Uganda Border Town

NIMULE, SOUTH SUDAN?. A customs officer was wounded and three freight trucks were torched when armed men attacked the town of Nimule near the border with Uganda, officials and residents said Monday. Nimule has remained largely unaffected by ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sudan TribuneMon, 06 Jul 2015 20:13:16 -0700
Suspected rebels attack S. Sudan-Uganda border town, injure one - Sudan ... read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneMon, 06 Jul 2015 11:22:50 -0700
South Sudanese army recapture Upper Nile state capital - Sudan Tribune: Plural ...

July 6, 2015 (MALAKAL) - The South Sudanese army has regained control of the Upper Nile state capital, Malakal, barely a week after it fell to the armed opposition forces. JPEG - 23.5 kb; SPLA soldiers sit at the back of a pick-up truck in Malakal ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Daily StarMon, 06 Jul 2015 06:41:15 -0700
South Sudan army retakes town from rebels | News , World | THE DAILY STAR read full story
Publisher: Voice of AmericaMon, 06 Jul 2015 13:26:15 -0700
Making Music, Fleeing Bombs: New Film on Sudan's Internal Refugees read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsSun, 05 Jul 2015 10:13:48 -0700
South Sudan promises probe into claims girls raped, burnt alive - Yahoo News read full story
Publisher: SBSSat, 04 Jul 2015 21:18:05 -0700
South Sudanese footballers kick off celebrations for their homeland's fourth ... read full story
Publisher: Patheos (blog)Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:18:45 -0700
Petition the Obama Administration on Behalf of South Sudan - Patheos read full story
Publisher: News24Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:33:45 -0700
South Sudanese rebels claim to have shot down Ugandan helicopter read full story


Publisher: International Business Times UKMon, 06 Jul 2015 00:38:56 -0700
Hacking Team sold spy software to blacklisted Sudan and 'stonewalled UN ...

An Italian company providing surveillance systems to governments and law enforcement agencies has been providing cyberweapons to Sudan and stonewalling a UN investigation into their business, according to a massive leak of information stolen from the ...   read full story

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Publisher: AlphrMon, 06 Jul 2015 04:48:38 -0700
Major spying organisation has 400GB of data stolen, revealing contracts with ... read full story
Publisher: SC MagazineMon, 06 Jul 2015 14:33:45 -0700
Hacking Team hacked; leaked documents confirm sale of software to Sudan and ... read full story
Publisher: IT PROMon, 06 Jul 2015 05:56:15 -0700
Hacking Team data leak 'reveals links to Sudan and Russia' | IT PRO read full story
Publisher: CSO OnlineMon, 06 Jul 2015 02:24:06 -0700
Hacking Team responds to data breach, issues public threats and denials | CSO ... read full story
Publisher: Businessinsider IndiaMon, 06 Jul 2015 15:30:00 -0700
The hacked surveillance company with alleged ties to Russia and the Sudan is ... read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneSun, 05 Jul 2015 21:07:55 -0700
South Sudanese rebels say regained control of Unity state oil field - Sudan ...

July 5, 2015 (BENTIU) - South Sudanese rebels allied to former vice president Riek Machar have taken full control of Koch county in Unity state, including the main oil production site at Tharjath, a spokesperson for the rebel-appointed governor disclosed.   read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @magister418 on Tue Jul 07 00:34:45 EDT 2015 RT @matthew_d_green: We sell surveillance software to Ethiopia and Sudan, but breach the LGPL? We have our principles.
From @janeaustin12 on Tue Jul 07 00:34:44 EDT 2015 RT @AnonyOps: #HackingTeam caught with pants on fire: Customer base includes Kazakhstan, Sudan, Russia, Saudi Arabia & Egypt https://t.co/e?
From @chooaeb on Tue Jul 07 00:34:08 EDT 2015 RT @geotaha: More than 31k S/Sudan refugees arrived Sudan! The same Sudan they seceded from? Secession does not guarantee peace! Note to Ni?
From @WomensPowerBook on Tue Jul 07 00:34:07 EDT 2015 #WomenSucceed #racism #culture Rape used as a #weapon of #war in #Africa http://t.co/aMF6S8tu4y
From @KHMET on Tue Jul 07 00:33:54 EDT 2015 China is Expanding Its Military Into South Sudan - Atlanta Blackstar http://t.co/301CllH6d8
From @ThorstenSick on Tue Jul 07 00:33:53 EDT 2015 RT @botherder: You know, I feel quite vindicated that all our discoveries have in fact been confirmed by the leak. Kazakhstan, Egypt, and S?
From @REPORT4SPAM8 on Tue Jul 07 00:33:34 EDT 2015 #ksa #saudi #egypt #Syria #Yemen #Sudan #uae #kuwait #Bahrain #morroco #Algerie #Lebanon #Iraq #Qatar #oman #Libya #tunisie #Jordan #q8
From @JJofBC on Tue Jul 07 00:33:29 EDT 2015 RT @evacide: Hacking Team never sold to Sudan? Here's the instructions for the 480,000 Euro wire transfer. cc @hackingteam http://t.co/Jqex?
From @BffPictures on Tue Jul 07 00:33:27 EDT 2015 @zoe_sudan please!! I try to be nice and cool but everyone hates me for my looks. Every cockroach can't be as pretty as you!!
From @Aarlandriaa on Tue Jul 07 00:32:29 EDT 2015 Me la sudan con su spam de números, no entiendo ni mierda. :-(
From @aiphanes on Tue Jul 07 00:32:06 EDT 2015 The hacked surveillance company with alleged ties to Russia and the Sudan is reportedly in crisis mode http://t.co/nPuLUeGdn3
From @RedBeefGallos on Tue Jul 07 00:31:42 EDT 2015 RT @zenhergumeno: Los q twitteamos a estas horas somos los + reales, nos la sudan los rt y fav, a estas horas solo leen 4 desgraciaos sin s?
From @chooaeb on Tue Jul 07 00:31:16 EDT 2015 RT @geotaha: I pity the people of S/Sudan; calling for secession from Sudan was a great mistake on their side! Their oil became a curse to ?
From @mycert on Tue Jul 07 00:31:15 EDT 2015 The hacked surveillance company with alleged ties to Russia and the Sudan is reportedly in crisis mode.... http://t.co/4UZM3heIRb
From @MaddyyyStokes on Tue Jul 07 00:30:59 EDT 2015 RT @Emily_Hubbard16: I miss my dad so much but I know he's doing what he loves over in Sudan