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: 37,345,935 (2017)

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

  • Sat - Jun 23, 2018: Central Darfur Camp Leader Murdered - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -A leader of one of the camps for displaced people in Nierteti, Central Darfur, was shot dead by gunmen in his house on Tuesday.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: On Air - Podcast #2 - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Amsterdam -Welcome to the second Radio Dabanga podcast! A podcast about what is happening in Sudan, how Radio Dabanga works, and why your support to the radio station is so important.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: New Attack Against Returnees to Kutum, North Darfur - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Kutum -Two women were seriously injured in a militia attack on farmers returning voluntarily to Kutum in North Darfur on Wednesday. This follows a similarly brutal attack which left at least 19 injured in nearby Tuma on Monday.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Reconciliation Conference Aims to Ease Tribal Tensions in South Darfur - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Gireida -A Reconciliation and Social Peace Conference between leaders of the Falata and Masalit tribes will begin in Gireida in South Darfur next week.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Detentions Continue in Port Sudan Amid Water Protests - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -Sudan's Red Sea state security apparatus has continued its campaign to arrest activists against the backdrop of a surge in protests against drinking water crisis for more than a week.