Sudan

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INFORMATION

Capital: Khartoum

Government: Dominant-Party Federal Presidential Republic

Current President: Omar al-Bashir

Economy:

  • The oil sector has driven much of the country’s GDP since 1999.
  • Sudan, currently, is attempting to generate new sources of revenues, such as from gold mining, while carrying out an austerity program to reduce expenditures.
  • Agricultural production continues to employ 80% of the work force and contributes a third of GDP.

Population: 43,120,843 (2018)

Land Size: 1.8 million sq km (728,215 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Sudanese Arab (approximately 70%)
  • Fur
  • Beja
  • Nuba
  • Fallata
Religions:

  • Islam (Sunni) 98%
  • small Christian minority

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official)
  • English (official)
  • Nubian
  • Ta Bedawie
  • Fur

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RECENT NEWS

  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Six People Drown, More Areas Flooded in Sudan - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Um Ramata / Hamrat El Sheikh / El Jeili -Heavy rains and floods in White Nile state and neighbouring North Kordofan resulted in the death of two children and four adults on Monday. Eight villages in White Nile state and large agricultural areas were flooded. El Jeili, north of Khartoum, was partly flooded.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Herders Attack Villages, Abduct Farmers in North Darfur - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Tawila -Armed herders attacked two villages in northern Jebel Marra in Tawila locality on Sunday, in search of missing livestock. They abducted eight villagers. On the same day, a group of herders seized a villager from his farm near Fanga and took him to an unknown location.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Sudanese Bakeries Union - Bread Crisis to Be Solved Soon - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Wad Madani -People in Khartoum and White Nile state are suffering from a severe bread crisis. The Bakeries Union attributed the bread crisis to problems of transportation due to the heavy rains and fuel shortages.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Attack On Darfuri Traders in Leaves 11 Dead - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] El Mujlad -Eleven Misseriya cattle traders were killed in an armed robbery in Unity state in South Sudan on Sunday.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: North Darfur Military Torture Three Men for Lost Weapon - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Tawila -Agents of the Military Intelligence in North Darfur's Tawila locality held three people on Saturday and tortured them in order to get information about a missing weapon.