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: 43,120,843 (2018)

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

  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Over SDG 61 Million Total Donations for Stand Up Sudan Campaign Till Wednesday Evening - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -The total contributions to the Stand Up for Sudan National Campaign launched by the Prime Minister Dr Abdallah Hamdouk recently was, till Wednesday evening of current April 8, in excess of 61,881,000 Sudanese pounds.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Clashes in Sudan's West Kordofan Leave Three Dead - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Lagawa -Three people, including a soldier, were killed and three others were wounded in a series of clashes in West Kordofan, on Monday and Tuesday. In Sinkat in Red Sea state, angry protestors blocked the nearby highway on Tuesday.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: No New COVID-19 Cases Recorded in Sudan - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Port Sudan -No new coronavirus patients have been recorded since Tuesday. The Libya Market will be closed on the Sudanese weekend of Friday and Saturday. The Red Sea state health authorities have isolated a group of about 100 people who entered Sudan from Egypt.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: We Will Not Allow Encroachment On Our Lands - Al-Burhan - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Gedarif -President of the Sovereign Council and General Commander of the Armed Forces, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Fattah Al-Burhan, has affirmed the Armed Forces' readiness to protect the country and its borders.
  • Thu - Apr 9, 2020: Higher National Committee for Success of Agricultural Season Formed - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -Prime Minister Dr. Abdallah Hamdouk issued today a decision forming a higher national committee for making the summer agricultural season a success, under his chairmanship.