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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: UN News CentreFri, 30 Jan 2015 06:33:32 -0800
South Sudan: UN warns surge in Sudanese refugees pushes camp capacity to ...

30 January 2015 ? Sudanese refugees continue to pour into South Sudan as they flee aerial bombardments and ground attacks in the war-torn Nuba Mountains in Sudan, the United Nations refugee agency said today, as it warned that many of the settlement ...   read full story

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Publisher: UNHCR (press release)Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:30:00 -0800
Fresh fighting over past month forces 3000 to flee Sudan's Nuba Mountains read full story
Publisher: AllAfrica.comFri, 30 Jan 2015 03:37:30 -0800
UNHCR - More Sudanese Refugees Arriving in South Sudan read full story


Publisher: The GuardianFri, 30 Jan 2015 09:37:30 -0800
What next for South Sudan's 3000 freed child soldiers?

At a ceremony on Tuesday, 280 child soldiers were released in Gumuruk, South Sudan, following a peace agreement between President Salva Kiir's government and the South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) Cobra Faction militant group in Jonglei State.   read full story

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Publisher: SBSThu, 29 Jan 2015 20:03:02 -0800
Child soldiers released in South Sudan read full story
Publisher: UNICEF Australia (blog)Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:03:45 -0800
South Sudan's child soldiers in their own words read full story


Publisher: Sudan TribuneFri, 30 Jan 2015 19:34:59 -0800
S. Sudan army worries over defections in W. Equatoria state

Manyang said he transferred Major Losuba Lodoru, a South Sudan army (SPLA) officer who recently defected and formed a new rebel movement, from the directorate of policy, planning and research to become director for administration in his office.   read full story

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Publisher: Radio TamazujFri, 30 Jan 2015 05:05:48 -0800
Equatorian politicians say they don't want Riek as their VP read full story


Publisher: ABC NewsFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:06:24 -0800
African Union Postpones Report on South Sudan Atrocities

The African Union has postponed releasing a report which is expected to reveal those responsible for atrocities committed in the violence in South Sudan, the chairman of a commission inquiry into the conflict said Friday. The African Union Peace and ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sudan TribuneFri, 30 Jan 2015 22:00:00 -0800
Amnesty slams African Union's decision to defer S. Sudan atrocities report read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 29 Jan 2015 02:16:59 -0800
South Sudan's President Kiir fit to attend peace talks read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comThu, 29 Jan 2015 07:51:29 -0800
South Sudan's warring leaders meet face-to-face read full story
Publisher: Amnesty InternationalFri, 30 Jan 2015 06:26:15 -0800
South Sudan: African Union Peace and Security Council stands in the way of ... read full story
Publisher: News24Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:33:45 -0800
AU urged to release South Sudan probe read full story

Sudan Tweets

From @MaxiErrante on Sat Jan 31 03:30:52 EST 2015 RT @Alegalv1969: @The_James_Cook @tossina_libera xk il DIVIETO di esser cristiani in pubblico in Sudan MAGGIORANZA. han ragione? @nuovav?
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From @Oxfam_AU on Sat Jan 31 03:30:17 EST 2015 RT @KarindeGruijl: Some 3000 refugees from Nuba Mountains, #sudan have arrived in Yida, #SouthSudan, already home to 250,000 @Refugees htt?
From @vIrUs_pLuTo on Sat Jan 31 03:30:16 EST 2015 Sudan loun loun"@abbyollar: @vIrUs_pLuTo hehehe.. When are u coming to say hi?"
From @SudanCommerce on Sat Jan 31 03:30:08 EST 2015 #Constitutionalamendments dash hopes for #peace in #sudan Two Areas: Arman http://t.co/2EEdSCAmwh
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From @africanewsdesks on Sat Jan 31 03:29:55 EST 2015 Constitutional amendments dash hopes for peace in Sudan's Two Areas: Arman January 30, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Weeks bef? http://t.co/K9GLS3SljX
From @teresicchi on Sat Jan 31 03:29:53 EST 2015 RT @theHiveConflict: Factbox: Under-reported conflicts in 2015 #DRC #Yemen #Somalia #Sudan #SouthSudan Reuters http://t.co/KhqOLOdmnf
From @tossina_libera on Sat Jan 31 03:29:52 EST 2015 RT @Alegalv1969: @The_James_Cook @tossina_libera xk il DIVIETO di esser cristiani in pubblico in Sudan MAGGIORANZA. han ragione? @nuovav?
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From @Alegalv1969 on Sat Jan 31 03:28:45 EST 2015 @The_James_Cook @tossina_libera xk il DIVIETO di esser cristiani in pubblico in Sudan MAGGIORANZA. han ragione? @nuovavita @marioadinolfi
From @oysteinhr on Sat Jan 31 03:28:45 EST 2015 RT @petermartell: African Union urged to release #SouthSudan atrocity probe http://t.co/T0dD7WytvS @hrw @amnesty @AFP
From @Nyamilee on Sat Jan 31 03:28:17 EST 2015 IGAD SHOULD STOP GAMBLING WITH SOUTH SUDANALREADY!! http://t.co/aYOuwm1eDk