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Sudan

Country in Northeast Africa

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Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea to the east, Ethiopia to the southeast, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, and Libya to the northwest. It has a population of 39 million people and occupies a total area of 1,886,068 square kilometres, making it the third-largest country in Africa. Sudan's predominant religion is Islam, and its official languages are Arabic and English. The capital is Khartoum, located at the confluence of the Blue and White Nile. Since 2011, Sudan is the scene of ongoing military conflict in its regions South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

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Sudanese security forces used violence to break up a protest in Khartoum on Monday by dozens of students demanding that the military council which ousted former..
Credit: Reuters - Published 14 hours ago

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Sudanese authorities must let in human rights monitors, end repression of protesters and restore the internet connection, U.N. human rights boss Michelle..
Credit: Reuters - Published 16 hours ago

A lawyer, who won his case over a three-week blackout, is to return to court on behalf of other Sudanese.
18 hours ago • BBC News
Sudanese authorities must grant human rights monitors access to the country and end "repression" against protesters and restore the country's Internet, U.N...
Credit: Reuters - Published 22 hours ago

Sudanese authorities must grant human rights monitors access to the country and end "repression" against protesters and the shutdown of the Internet, U.N. human..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Sudan's military council said on Sunday that Ethiopia and the African Union need to unify their efforts to mediate between the council and an opposition..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

A Sudanese court ordered telecoms operator Zain Sudan on Sunday to restore internet services, a lawyer said, after they were severed nearly three weeks ago when..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Sudan's main opposition coalition said on Saturday it had received a draft agreement from the Ethiopian mediator and had agreed to all of its points defining the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Sudan's main opposition coalition said on Saturday it had received a draft agreement from the Ethiopian mediator and had agreed to all of its points defining the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

The Military Council has switched off the internet in response to protests that took place in early June.
4 days ago • BBC News
Hundreds of Sudanese demonstrated in state capitals on Thursday, putting pressure on the ruling military council to cede power to civilians in ongoing tumult..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Sudan's military council on Thursday dismissed public prosecutor Alwaleed Sayed Ahmed Mahmoud and appointed Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah to succeed him, prosecution..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

The head of Sudan's ruling military council said on Wednesday it was ready to meet an opposition alliance to negotiate the country's transition toward democracy,..
Credit: Reuters - Published 6 days ago

Young musicians in Khartoum talk to the BBC about their hopes following the military crackdown.
6 days ago • BBC News
Italian prosecutors demanded on Monday a 14-year prison term for an alleged people-smuggling kingpin extradited from Sudan in 2016, dismissing suggestions they..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

The internet has been shut down but pro-democracy protesters are finding ways to fight back.
1 week ago • BBC News
Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Wearing a traditional white robe, Omar al-Bashir was taken from jail to the prosecutor's office.
1 week ago • BBC News
Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since he was overthrown, as he was taken out of prison to the office of the..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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