Friday, Aug 18, 2017
SUDAN NEWS

Agribusiness

Agribusiness advances address food security


Sudan is now recognized as an important center of agriculture for the region (Photo Credit: Mohammed Basheer)

With only 20% of arable land farmed, Sudan’s agricultural potential could transform food security across Africa and the Arab World Nov 01, 2015

Agriculture | Africa | Sudan


Gold exports reach $3 billion per year


Sudan boasts vast reserves of untapped resources

Sudan is one of Africa’s largest gold producers; and a vast resevoir of untapped resources provide further golden opportunities for investors in... Oct 28, 2015

Mining | Africa | Sudan


FDI In Sudan

Foreign investment successes drive Sudan’s development


Oktay Ercan, General Director of Sur International Investment and Chairman of O.E. Group

International firms in Sudan have been central to development over the past decade. Oktay Ercan, whose Sur International Investment is a model of a successful... Oct 24, 2015

Industry & Trade | Africa | Sudan


UNESCO

UNESCO prize winner promotes peace through performance


The Ali Mahdi theater group perform in La Mama Theater, off-Broadway, New York City

Sudanese performer and UNESCO Artist for Peace recipient uses theatre as an effective tool for conflict resolution Oct 20, 2015

Others | Africa | Sudan


Cultural Heritage

Tourism receipts rise sevenfold since 2010


Port Sudan (Photo credit: Mohammed Basheer)

Lured by the distinct cultural heritage,  biodoversity and world-class scuba diving, a growing number of international visitors are heading for Sudan... Oct 16, 2015

Tourism & Culture | Africa | Sudan


Education to development

Investment in education key to development


The University of Khartoum

Sudan is setting out to further increase investment in  its young people Sep 29, 2015

Education | Africa | Sudan


Investment in Sudan

Sudan makes remarkable progress in growth, stability and making business easier


The Khartoum skyline

Khartoum’s doors open for international investment amidst wealth of opportunities Sep 25, 2015

Finance | Government | Africa | Sudan


Sudan business women

Queen Bee shows women the way in business


‘Bee Group’'s CEO, Widad Yakoub Ibrahim is one of Sudan’s most influential women.

Having built a highly successful company in ‘Bee Group’, Widad Yakoub Ibrahim is one of Sudan’s most influential women, and has used... Jul 29, 2015

Finance | Energy | Infrastructure | Industry & Trade | Africa | Sudan


Sudan Culture

Use of Arabic cultural arts bring greater peace and understanding


The International Theatre Institute is the world’s largest performing arts organization founded in 1948 by theatre and dance experts.

The UNESCO ‘Artist for Peace’ and ‘Arab Culture Prize’ winner Ali Mahdi has demonstrated that theatre has an invaluable role to... Jul 28, 2015

Tourism & Culture | Africa | Sudan


Sudan Energy

A plan to power the country


Sudan is looking to harness the country’s hydropower potential.

Following the Gulf funded extension of the Roseires Dam in 2013, Sudan is further looking to harness the country’s huge hydropower potential in order... Jul 27, 2015

Energy | Africa | Sudan


Sudan Logistics

Port Sudan a centre of industry, logistics and export


Port Sudan is Sudan’s overwater link to the Middle East.

Port Sudan – lying on the spectacular Red Sea coast - is a logistics hub that holds a visionary investment park and a key oil refinery,  as... Jul 24, 2015

Energy | Infrastructure | Tourism & Culture | Africa | Sudan


Sudan politics

Sudan pursues ‘good neighbor’ policy


Sudan has extended bridges of communication to all neighboring countries

Sudan’s role within the African and Arab region is steadily rising, as it also pursues greater diplomacy further afield  Jul 23, 2015

Government | Africa | Sudan


Agriculture is a sector that symbolizes Sudan’s great potential

Mohamed Elmardi Eltigani
Managing Director Kenana Sugar Company

There are an estimated 200 million acres of land in Sudan, 70% of which is not being utilized.... Apr 07, 2014


Kenana's sweet success

Mr. Mohammed El Mardi El Tagani
Managing Director of Kenana Sugar Company

Born out of a bold vision to provide Sudan's and the Arab world's food security, Kenana Sugar... Oct 31, 2013


Sudan improving relations with the South

Hon. Ali Ahmed Karti
Sudan´s Minister of Foreign Affairs

Following a number of agreements with the South, the two countries are making great efforts... Sep 12, 2013



LOCATION

north-eastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea

 

COASTLINE

853 km



CLIMATE

hot and dry; arid desert; rainy season varies by region update paises set descripcion = April to November)



TERRAIN

generally flat, featureless plain; desert dominates the north



NATURAL RESOURCES

petroleum; small reserves of iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold; hydropower



LANGUAGES

Arabic update paises set descripcion = official; English update paises set descripcion = official; Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Fur

note: program of "Arabization" in process



POPULATION

34,847,910



RELIGIONS

Sunni Muslim, small Christian minority



CAPITAL

name: Khartoum



GDP - composition, by sector of origin

agriculture: 27.7%

industry: 31.2%

services: 41.1% update paises set descripcion = 2012 est.)



EXPORTS

$3.368 billion update paises set descripcion = 2012 est.)



IMPORTS

$8.123 billion update paises set descripcion = 2012 est.)



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Kenana Sugar Company

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Sur International Investment Company Ltd

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Republic of Sudan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

• The nucleus of the Sudanese ministry of foreign...




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