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

  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Darfur - Merchant Abducted, Road Robberies - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] El Fasher/ Nyala/Sirba -Gunmen abducted a man in southern El Fasher on Thursday night. The same day a man and three women were wounded in separate robberies in South and West Darfur.
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Darfur - Children's Legs Amputated After Deadly Traffic Accident - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] El Fasher/Nyala -Doctors have amputated the legs of three pupils from Rokoro locality, who were caught in last week's deadly traffic accident involving school children.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Only Prison in West Darfur 'Inhumane, Might Collapse' - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Ardamata -The only prison in West Darfur is deemed 'not suitable' for prisoners, a delegation from a Sudanese parliamentary human rights committee found this week.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: North Darfur Water Pumps Need Repairs for Summer - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] El Fasher -A drinking water crisis looms in Zamzam camp for displaced people in El Fasher, according to community leaders. "Many water pumps are non-operative."
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Darfuri Protesters Sentenced in Quick Court Case - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Wad Medani -A criminal court has charged sixteen university students for carrying out a protest in El Gezira, without them having an attorney. The sentence, 40 lashes for each accused, was carried out immediately after the verdict on Thursday.