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Basic information

Latest news from Sudan

History, politics, geography, economy and more

Sudan: a country study
Detailed information from the US Library of Congress

CIA World Factbook - Sudan

Nationmaster: Sudan 
A compilation of facts and figures from many sources

Medea - Bahrain 
(European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation)

BBC country profile - Sudan

Maps of Sudan 

Local time

Local weather

Currency converter 
Sudanese pound (SDP)

Communications in Sudan (Wikipedia)

National flag of Sudan

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page)

Languages of Sudan
Ethnologue Database

Who's who in Sudan

Historical and political texts relating to Sudan


Constitutional background

Constitutional information 
Law Library of Congress

Text of constitution (1998)

List of government ministers (CIA)

Heads of state and prime ministers 
Historical list (ZPC database)

Elections and parliament (Medea)

Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) (Medea)

Umma Party website

Coalition Against Slavery in Mauritania and Sudan

International Crisis Group 
Recent reports on Sudan

Human rights reports


Sudan timeline
A chronology of key events (from the BBC)

History of Sudan (Wikipedia)

Sudan: a political and military history (BBC)

Sudan: a country study
Includes a substantial historical section


Sudanese newspapers  

Press freedom and censorship


US State Department
Consular information and travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Lonely Planet 
Online tourist guide to Sudan

Sudan Airways
The national airline

Electricity and phones (Steve Kropla)
Plugs, sockets, TV system, mobile roaming, etc.


World Bank: Sudan 
Comprehensive economic data

Sudan and the IMF

Economic news and data (zawya.com)

Sudan's exports (Medea)

Sudan's imports (Medea)

Oil, gas, and electricity
US Energy Information Administration

Water in Sudan 
Aquastat country profile



University of Khartoum  

Bayan Science and Technology College, Khartoum


In the Sudan section


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Books from Amazon

African Calliope: A Journey to the Sudan
Edward Hoagland. Paperback, 1995

The Agriculture of the Sudan
Gillian M. Craig. Hardcover, 1991

The Ancient African Kingdom of Kush
Pamela F. Service. Library Binding, 1998

Askut in Nubia: The Economics and Ideology of Egyptian Imperialism in the Second Millennium B.C.
Stuart Tyson Smith. Hardcover, 1995

Imperial Diplomacy in the Era of Decolonization
William Travis Hanes. Hardcover, 1995

In the Shadow of History: The Passing of Lineage Society
Andrew P. Davidson. Hardcover, 1996

In Whose Image? Political Islam and Urban Practices in Sudan
T. Abdou Maliqalim Simone, Abdou Simone. Paperback, 1994

Inside Sudan: Political Islam, Conflict, and Catastrophe
Donald Petterson. Hardcover, 1999

The Making of an Islamic Political Leader: Conversations With Hasan Al-Turabi
Mohamed Elhachmi Hamdi, Hasan Turabi. Hardcover, 1999

Politics and Islam in Contemporary Sudan
Abdel Salam Sidahmed. Hardcover, 1997

The Poverty of Nations: The Aid Dilemma at the Heart of Africa
James Morton. Hardcover, 1994

Psychological Effects of Female Circumcision
Ahmed Ibrahim Ballal. Hardcover, 1992


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Last revised on 01 November, 2013