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:40,235,000 (2015)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: President Bashir Arrived in Kigali for the Inauguration Ceremony - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Kigali -The President of the Republic, Omar Bashir, on Friday attended the inauguration ceremony of President Paul Kagame, in the presence of 21 heads of state and government.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Ethiopian Premier Meets VP - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn met at his residence in Corinthia Hotel in Khartoum, Thursday, wih the Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman and discussed progress bilateral relations and ways of boosting them further in a way that serves interests of the two brotherly people.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: Sudanese and Ethiopian Ministers of Information Discuss Aspects of Joint Cooperation in Media - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Information, Dr Ahmed Bilal discussed with his Ethiopian counterpart, Negeri Lencho, cooperation in media between Sudan and Ethiopia.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: FVP Chairs Meeting of Ministerial Sectors - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice-President of the Republic and National Prime Minister, Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih , presided over , Thursday , meeting of his deputies and the Cabinet' Sector.
  • Fri - Aug 18, 2017: UN High Commissioner Concludes Visit - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, left the Country, Thursday, concluding a two-day visit.