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: 37,345,935 (2017)

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 - Dec 13, 2018: Al-Bashir Affirms support to Ministry of Social Security - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Bashir has expressed direct support, sponsorship and concern over the programs of the Safety Commission to end poverty in all the Sudanese states.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: Al-Bashir Affirms Strengthening Sudanese-Egyptian Relations - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] President of the Republic, Feld Marshal, Omer Al-Bashir has affirmed Sudan keenness to enhance and strengthening the deeply rooted and strategic relations between Sudan and Egypt for the interest of the peoples of the two countries.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: Al-Bashir Lauds Sudan-Tuninsia Cooperation - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Bashir has commended the joint cooperation between Sudan and Tunisia in all domains.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: 13 Khartoum Tea Vendors Arrested, Fined - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Public Order Court in El Deim district Khartoum, on Wednesday handed-down fines for 13 tea vendors who were detained on Monday from various parts of the capital, despite possessing permits.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: White Nile Teachers Strike Over Pay Arrears - AllAfrica News: Sudan
    [Radio Dabanga] Rabak -Teachers in White Nile state embarked on a strike on Wednesday, to claim their dues and financial arrears, some of which they say has accumulated for more than two years.