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Sudan

Country in Northeastern Africa

Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in northeastern 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 43 million people and occupies a total area of 1,886,068 square kilometres, making it the third-largest country in Africa and also the third-largest in the Arab world. Before the secession of South Sudan from Sudan on 9 July 2011, the united Sudan was the largest country in Africa and the Arab world by area. 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 June 2011, Sudan is the scene of an ongoing military conflict in its southern states.

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Sudan's transitional authorities on Thursday appointed a new intelligence chief days after putting down an armed revolt by former agents linked to toppled ruler..
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Ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed to reconvene in Washington later this month to finalize an agreement on a giant hydropower dam on the Blue..
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Sudan has reopened its airspace, the head of the sovereign council said on Wednesday, while the army said two soldiers were killed and four injured in quelling a..
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Sudan's airspace is now open, the head of the country's sovereign council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said in a speech early on Wednesday.
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Armed ex-security agents linked to Sudan's toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir fought soldiers in the capital Khartoum for hours until government forces quelled the..
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Sudanese government forces managed late on Tuesday to retake all intelligence buildings in capital held by security agents in revolt, a military source said.
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Sudanese soldiers late on Tuesday took control of an intelligence headquarters in northern Khartoum where security agents in revolt had opened fire, a military..
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Armed ex-security agents linked to Sudan's toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir fought government soldiers in the capital Khartoum on Tuesday, residents said, in the..
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Dismissed former employees of Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) shot in the air in Khartoum on Tuesday in protest at severance terms,..
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Gunfire rang out on Tuesday at two buildings used by Sudan's general intelligence service in the capital Khartoum, two Reuters witnesses said.
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Gunfire was heard on Tuesday at two buildings used by Sudan's general intelligence service in the capital Khartoum, two Reuters witnesses said.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Sudan's bid to avoid paying $3.8 billion in damages to family members of people killed or injured in al Qaeda's..
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