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

  • Sun - Apr 22, 2018: New Govt. Attacks On Rebel Sites in Darfur's Jebel Marra - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] The mainstream Sudan Liberation Movement headed by Abdelwahid El Nur (SLM-AW) claims its fighters withstood militia attacks on rebel bases in East Jebel Marra on Friday.
  • Sat - Apr 21, 2018: Sudan Police Raid Hostage Sites, Refugees in Custody - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -Police in eastern Sudan have raided places where 25 illegal immigrants, most of them from Eritrea, were being held hostage by a human trafficking gang. The immigrants have been taken into custody.
  • Sat - Apr 21, 2018: Darfur Rebels Claim Deadly Attack On Sudanese Army - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Torong Tura -The rebel forces led by Abdelwahid El Nur claimed the killing of 27 Sudanese soldiers in Jebel Marra on Wednesday evening.
  • Sat - Apr 21, 2018: Online Activists Arrested for Defaming South Kordofan Governor - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Kadugli -Police in Khartoum state arrested an activist for 'defamation of character' of the South Kordofan governor on Facebook. Two other activists were arrested under the same complaint.
  • Sat - Apr 21, 2018: Sudan President Sacks Foreign Minister Ghandou - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir fired his foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour following his criticism on the financial situation of the country's diplomatic corps on Thursday.