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

  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Bakri Calls for Preserving Security and Stability in North Darfur State - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice - President of the Republic and National Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, received in his office at the Republican Palace Wednesday the Wali (governor) of North Darfur State, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, and got informed on the general security situation in the state and the areas which were affected by the recent incidents, especially Ain-Siro.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Dr. Al-Jaz and Russian Ambassador Discuss Cooperation Between Two Countries - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -Assistant of the President of the Republic and deputy chairman of the higher committee for the file of relations with China, Russia, India, Brazil and South Africa, Dr. Awad Ahmed Al-Jaz, received in his office Wednesday the Ambassador of Russia to Sudan and discussed progress of the relations between the two countries in the political, military, cultural and educational fields and ways of strengthening them.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Vice President Arrived in Kampala - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Kampala -The Vice President of the Republic, Hassabou Mohamed Abdul Rahman, on Wednesday arrived here for participating in the Nile Basin states summit that brings each of Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, ate Republic of Congo, Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan and Egypt.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Shamalia State Government Members Visit Site of Military Helicopter Crash - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Dongola -The Governor of Shamalia State, Alia Awad Mohamed Musa, on Wednesday paid a visit to the scene of the military helicopter crash, a one kilo and half north west of Dongola international airport.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: New Splinter Group From Abdul Wahid Faction Join Peace Process in Central Darfur State - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Zalinge -A new splinter group from Abdul Wahid Factions Sudan liberation Army- Abdul Wahid Wing, led by Haroon Kilmang Koi, has opted for the peace process in the area of Fogi, East of Golo, Jabal Mara Mountain, Central Darfur State.