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: 45,561,556 (2020)

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

  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: Empowerment Committee Restores a Number of Properties - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -- The Empowerment Removal and Anti-Corruption Committee issued,Sunday a decision to restore a number of lands and properties belonging to Ali Osman Muhammad Taha , Widad Babiker and their sons, Muhammad Atta Abbas, Hashim Muhammad Muhammad Khair, Lazutin Company, Ibrahim Al-Khawad and Jamal Muhammad Abdulla in favor of the government of Sudan and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.
  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: Eastern Sudanese Koran Teacher Sentenced to Death - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -- A court in eastern Sudan's El Gedaref sentenced an imam to death for sexual abuse of his students at a Koran school.
  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: Militiamen Kill Rickshaw Driver in South Kordofan - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Kadugli / Omdurman -- On Thursday, militiamen shot a young rickshaw driver dead in Kadugli locality in South Kordofan. In Omdurman, a man who was shot during the March of the Millions on Tuesday died of his wounds.
  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: About 40,000 Tons of Wheat Underway to Sudanese Mills - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- On Friday, Sudan's Finance Minister announced that about 40,000 tons of wheat were being transported to various mills.
  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: Faisal - Visit of the Delegation Came in Response to Call of the Citizens of Nertiti - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Nertiti -- The Minister of Culture and Information , the Government Official Spokesman, Faisal Mohammed Salih said the visit of the Federal delegation chaired by the Member of the Sovereign Council, Mohammed Hassan Al-Tayishi to Nertiti area, central Darfur came in response to the citizens of the area to consider their demands for which they protested.