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Sudan: Country in northeastern Africa
Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, Libya to the northwest, Chad to the west, the Central African Republic to the southwest, South Sudan to the south, Ethiopia to the southeast, Eritrea to the east, and the Red Sea to the northeast. Sudan has a population of 44.91 million people as of 2021 and occupies 1,886,068 square kilometres, making it Africa's third-largest country by area and also the third-largest by area in the Arab league. It was also the largest country by area in Africa and the Arab league by area before the secession of South Sudan in 2011, since which both titles have been held by Algeria.


Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan launch new Nile dam talks in DRC [Video]

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan launch new Nile dam talks in DRC

The African Union is mediating the three-day talks in Kinshasa as dispute between the three countries drags on.

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Sudan gov’t and SPLM-N sign agreement to pave way for peace talks [Video]

Sudan gov’t and SPLM-N sign agreement to pave way for peace talks

Document lays out several principles as a basis to resolve conflict, including guaranteeing citizens the right to freedom of religion and belief.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Few taking precautions in Sudan's capital [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Few taking precautions in Sudan's capital

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India's week at UN: 'Committed to cause of global food security' [Video]

India's week at UN: 'Committed to cause of global food security'

At UNSC debate on conflict and food security, India underlined its commitment to the cause of global food security. India's PR to UN, T S Tirumurti informed the members, India had sent thousands of..

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Egypt's Sisi ups pressure for Ethiopia dam deal [Video]

Egypt's Sisi ups pressure for Ethiopia dam deal

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for a binding deal by the summer on the operation of a giant Ethiopian hydropower dam. Olivia Chan reports.

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A Sudanese refugee has stabbed a French immigration official to death after being told his asylum request had been rejected, authorities have said.
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India on Monday welcomed the removal of Sudan from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism as well as the normalisation of relations between the African nation and Israel.
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Sudan extends lockdown in Khartoum state to June 29

Sudan has extended a lockdown in the state of Khartoum to June 29 as it tries to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, its Security and Defence Council said on Wednesday.
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Sudan finds mass grave of conscripts killed during Bashir's rule

Sudan's public prosecutor on Monday announced the discovery of a mass grave east of Khartoum suspected to contain the remains of students killed in 1998 who tried escaping military service from a..
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Sudan announces discovery of mass grave of students killed under Bashir

Sudan's public prosecutor said Monday a mass grave has been discovered east of the capital Khartoum, allegedly containing students killed in 1998 who tried escaping military service.
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Sudan war crimes charges are untrue, suspect says

A Sudanese war crimes suspect said on Monday that charges mentioned on his arrest warrant are untrue, during an initial appearance at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
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A Sudanese war crimes suspect said on Monday that charges mentioned on his arrest warrant are "untrue" during an initial appearance at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
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Sudan to introduce direct cash payments to its neediest citizens

Sudan will begin rolling out an experimental programme of direct cash transfers to its neediest citizens next week as it tries to wean the country off costly subsidies.
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Sudan extends airport closures by another two weeks due to coronavirus

Sudan will keep its airports closed to international and internal scheduled commercial flights for another two weeks until June 28, a spokesman for the country's civil aviation authority told Reuters..
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Sudan committee seizes Bashir's bank account, closes FX bureaus

A Sudanese anti-corruption committee said on Tuesday it had confiscated a bank account belonging to ousted President Omar al-Bashir and closed five foreign exchange bureaus used to fund his regime.
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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks on Blue Nile dam

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on Tuesday resumed talks on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam after the failure of a U.S-led mediation effort earlier this year, a Sudanese official said.
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Sudan calls for renewed talks on Blue Nile dam

Sudan has called for the resumption of talks with Egypt and Ethiopia on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam after the failure of a U.S-led mediation effort earlier this year.
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Sudan's PM promises justice on anniversary of sit-in killings

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok pledged justice on Wednesday for scores of pro-democracy protesters killed a year ago when security forces broke up a sit-in outside the defence ministry.
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Sudan summons Ethiopian envoy over suspected cross-border attack

Sudan summoned the Ethiopian Chargé d'Affaires on Saturday over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian militias that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, it said in a..
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Sudan army officer dies, soldiers hurt in attack by Ethiopian militia: SUNA

A Sudanese military officer was killed and several soldiers wounded on Thursday in an attack by Ethiopian militias on the Sudanese side of the border with Ethiopia, the official SUNA news agency said.
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Sudan says three jailed members of ousted Bashir regime have coronavirus

At least three jailed senior members of the toppled regime of former Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir have the coronavirus, the country's public prosecution service said on Wednesday.
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U.S. reaches consensus with Sudan on 'contours' of future claims deal

The United States and Sudan have reached a common understanding on the "contours" of a future bilateral claims agreement linked to the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania,..
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U.S. Supreme Court heaps more damages on Sudan in embassy bombing cases

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a legal setback to Sudan on Monday, ruling that the African nation cannot avoid punitive damages it was ordered to pay in lawsuits accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al..
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Sudan airports to remain closed until May 31

Sudan will keep its airports closed for both internal and international commercial passenger flights until May. 31, the state news agency SUNA said on Sunday, extending a shutdown that began in March..
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Three killed and 79 wounded in tribal clashes in eastern Sudan

Clashes between two tribes in Sudan's eastern city of Kassala killed three people and wounded 79 others, the state's acting governor said on Sunday.
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Sudanese corruption committee confiscates Bashir family properties

A Sudanese anti-corruption committee said on Thursday that it will confiscate several large plots of land and residential properties in the capital Khartoum from relatives of ousted President Omar..
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Sudanese coronavirus committee recommends lockdown extension in Khartoum state

Sudan's emergency committee on coronavirus has recommended that a lockdown of the state of Khartoum be extended by 10 days from Sunday to help slow the spread of the deadly COVID-19 disease, sources..
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Sudan appoints first ambassador to U.S. for decades

Sudan has appointed its first ambassador to the United States for almost a quarter of a century, its foreign ministry said on Monday, in a move to normalise relations after decades of antagonism.
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Sudan imposes lockdown on capital after 10 new coronavirus cases

Sudan will impose a lockdown on the capital Khartoum for three weeks after 10 more cases of the new coronavirus were discovered on Monday, its information minister said.
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Sudan bans inter-city passenger travel in bid to halt coronavirus

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France knife attack suspect charged with terrorism offences, murder

A man who killed two people in a knife attack in southeastern France at the weekend is a refugee from Sudan and has been charged with terrorism offences and murder, the French anti-terrorist..
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Sudan imposes 10-hour night-time curfew to curb coronavirus spread

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Sudan orders arrest of former foreign minister over 1989 coup

The Sudanese prosecutor's office on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former foreign minister Ali Karti for his role in the 1989 coup which brought Omar al-Bashir to power.
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Dress codes and dancing: Sudan sees culture thaw after Bashir

In Sudan's capital Khartoum, a hip-hop producer who had his equipment seized during anti-government protests last year is now free to mix tracks in his studio.
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Sudan closes schools and universities for one month over coronavirus

Sudan has ordered the closure of schools and universities for one month from Saturday to stop the spread of coronavirus, a statement from the prime minister's office said.
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Kenya, Ethiopia join expanding list of African states with coronavirus

Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Guinea all confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, giving the disease a foothold in 18 countries on the African continent.
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Sudan stopped visa issuances and flight services to eight countries including neighbor Egypt and Italy over fears of the coronavirus outbreak, a government statement said on Thursday.
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U.S. investigators arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday to help local authorities investigating an assassination attempt that targeted the Sudanese prime minister earlier this week, a..
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Sudan moves against Bashir loyalists after assassination attempt

Sudan's ruling council said on Tuesday it would step up its drive to remove loyalists of former president Omar al-Bashir, a day after the prime minister of the transitional government escaped an..
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Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok survived an assassination attempt targeting his convoy as he headed to work on Monday morning in the capital Khartoum, officials said.
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Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said an assassination attempt which targeted his convoy on Monday would not stop the "path of change" in the country.
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