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

  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Black Market Sells Scarce Bread in Eastern Sudan's El Gedaref - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] El Gedaref -Bread is being sold in the black market in El Gedaref in Sudan as the flour shortage endures in the state.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Khartoum State Closes School With Cholera Cases - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Jebel Awlia / Sharg El Nil -The Khartoum state Ministry of Health closed a school in Jebel Awlia locality after more than 20 students suffered from diarrhoea. Five of them were infected with cholera.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: South Darfur Camp Protest Turns Deadly, UNAMID Calls for Restraint - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Nyala -At least three people died in protests against a visit of the Sudanese president in Kalma camp in South Darfur. The African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur said it is deeply concerned about clashes between Sudanese government forces and displaced people.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Sudan to Submit Human Rights Resolution to UN Council - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Geneva / Khartoum -The Sudanese government submitted a draft resolution together with the United States on the situation of human rights in Sudan, amid criticism from European Union delegates who are unhappy with the drafted efforts to improve the human rights.
  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Al - Bashir Sends Message to Angolan Counterpart - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -The President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer al-Bashir has sent a congratulatory message to his Angolan counterpart, Mr. Jo?o Lorenzo, the President of the Republic of Angola, on his election as President of his country.