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Capital: Khartoum

Government: Dominant-Party Federal Presidential Republic

Current President: Omar al-Bashir


  • 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

  • Islam (Sunni) 98%
  • small Christian minority


  • Arabic (official)
  • English (official)
  • Nubian
  • Ta Bedawie
  • Fur



  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Minister of Finance Discusses Projects Funded By IDB - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Badr-Eddin Mahmoud discussed with mission of the Islamic Development Bank(IDB) the existing projects and the new borrowing program for years 2017-018, calling on IDB to increase cooperation especially in areas of grants and assistance.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: SUNA and Qatar Mursal Network Sign Framework Agreement - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -Sudan News Agency (SUNA) and the Qatar Mursal News Network Thursday signed a framework agreement. The agreement was signed by SUNA General Manager, Awad Jadain, and chairman of Qatar Mursal News Network, Omer Ahmed Al-Jumaili,
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Memorandum of Understanding On Producing Biofuel in Sudan Signed - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -A memorandum of understanding was signed , Thursday, between the Higher Council for Environment and Urban Development in Khartoum State, the Africa City of Technology and the Malaysian Bionas Group during a workshop organized by the National Assembly's Agriculture Committee.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: NC National Shura Council Concludes Sessions. Approves Number of Reports - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -The National Shura Council of the National Congress(NC) concluded sessions, Thursday evening at Martyr Al-Zubair Conference Hall in Khartoum in presence of President of the Republic and NC Chairman , Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Foreign Ministry - High Expectations for the Writing Off of Sudan Debts After Lifting of Ameican Sanctions - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -The State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Kamal Ismail, pointed out that Sudan has fulfilled all the required technical conditions for writing off its debts, indicating that this issue was acknowledged by several international organizations.