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Map: Sudan, Africa

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Sudan

A starting point for exploration related to Sudan, the largest country in Africa. Country facts, history, links, news. Hopefully you will find some information of use.

the world's greatest humanitarian disaster

Ethnic killings are taking place in large scale in the Darfur region of Sudan. A peace agreement between north and south in Sudan has been signes, but the situation in Darfur is unchanged and still extremely critical. This not a small local conflict, but as UN officials has put it: "the world's greatest humanitarian disaster". The Darfur region is a huge area, but apparently too far away for the politicians to care. The world is still hesitating! Sadly and embarrassing, not even the African leaders has been doing a real effort to stop the systematic killings in Sudan and the related conflicts in Northern Uganda. See link section below for more information on the development in Darfur. (Updated Fenurary 2007)

Visit Google-news for latest news from Darfur
Doctors without borders: Sudan
British Red Cross: Darfur
Hjælp Darfur (in Danish)


Sudan flagRepublic of the Sudan

(former: Anglo-Egyptian Sudan)

Capital: Khartoum
Area: 2,505,810 sq km
Borders to: Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Uganda (and the Red Sea)
Population: approx. 38.1 million
Language: Arabic (official language), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages and English
Religions: Sunni Muslim (70%), Christian (5%), indigenous beliefs (25%)

Independence from Egypt and United Kingdom: January 1st, 1956.

Literacy: 50,5% of adult population (over 15 years)
Est. infant mortality: 66 per 1,000 live births
Life expectancy: 59 (Women), 57 (Men)

Government type: Authoritarian regime by a military junta in cooperation with nationalist and Islamic parties.
Chief of state/head of government: President Lt. Gen. Umar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir (since October 16th, 1993)
GDP: $52.9 billion, $1,400 per capita
Services are 40% of GDP. Agriculture is 43% of GDP and industry is 17%.

Currency: Sudanese dinar (SDD)

More facts and figures in details:

CIA World Fact Book: Sudan


LINKS:

Human Rights

Crisis in Darfur 2004

Tourism/travel

Danish sites about Sudan / Pages in Danish

 

 

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