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  Sudan
Institutions
 Council of States   
 National Assembly   
  Prime Minister  Abdalla Hamdok 0 19 +100.00%
  Sovereign Council  Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan 0 19 +100.00%
Regions
 Blue Nile   
 Darfur   
 Kassala   
 Khartoum   
 Kordofan   
 Northern   


Neighbors
Central African Republic  
Chad  
Egypt  
Eritrea  
Ethiopia  
Libya  
South Sudan  
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
Red Sea  

Split/Merged To
[X] South Sudan Country July 09, 2011
Country DETAILS
Parents  
Established January 01, 1956
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedGerald Farinas May 05, 2004 11:47am
Description Republic of the Sudan
Jumhuriyat as-Sudan

A former colony of both the United Kingdom and Egypt, the Sudan is a North African nation bordering the Red Sea between Egypt and Eritrea. Since independence from the British in 1956, the Sudan has struggled through several military regimes favoring Islamic based government. From 1972 to 1982, the Sudan faced civil war taking the lives of more than two million people and displacing four million others.

The Sudanese are a diverse peoples: 57% are black, 39% are Arab, 6% are Beja and the remaining are foreigners and other tribal ethnicities. The official language enforced by ruling parties is Arabic. Other languages in use include Nubian, Ta Bedawie, diverse dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages and English.

With its capital city in Khartoum, the Sudan is comprised of 26 states. The nation is governed by an authoritarian regime that took power in 1989, an alliance of the military and the National Congress Party, formerly the National Islamic Front, which espouses an Islamist platform.

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Sep 06, 2019 03:00pm News Sudan forms first Cabinet since fall of Bashir -prime minister  Article Bojicat 
Aug 18, 2019 08:20am News Sudan Erupts in Celebration After Army and Civilians Agree to Share Power  Article Bojicat 
Apr 27, 2013 08:00pm News Sudan rebels attack city, push closer to capital  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 24, 2012 09:00pm News Sudan steps up crackdown on protests  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jun 02, 2012 05:00pm Statement Sudan army says 45 rebels killed in Darfur  Article CincinnatiReds1990 
Dec 02, 2010 02:00pm Proposed Legislation Sudan: Southern Referendum and Its Possible Implications  Article Jason 

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