COAT OF ARMS
Government: Dominant-Party Federal Presidential Republic
Current President: Omar al-Bashir
Land Size: 1.8 million sq km (728,215 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- 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.