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Khartoum: Capital of Sudan
Khartoum or Khartum is the capital of Sudan. With a population of 5,274,321, its metropolitan area is the largest in Sudan, the sixth-largest in Africa, and the fourth-largest in the Arab world. Khartoum is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as al-Mogran or al-Muqran. From there, the Nile continues to flow north towards Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea.


Rhythm and rights return to Sudan's streets [Video]

Rhythm and rights return to Sudan's streets

After three decades of strict rule under Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is enjoying a cultural explosion and an easing of constraints on women - but some say the social changes are not going far enough. Nneka..

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Sudan PM Abdalla Hamdok survives assassination attempt [Video]

Sudan PM Abdalla Hamdok survives assassination attempt

State television says prime minister is safe after blast in the capital, Khartoum.

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Sudan's PM survives assassination attempt after explosion [Video]

Sudan's PM survives assassination attempt after explosion

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt. His convoy was hit by an explosion as it passed through Khartoum. Report by Barnesj. Like us on Facebook at..

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Israel-Sudan relations: Netanyahu pushes to "normalise" ties with Khartoum [Video]

Israel-Sudan relations: Netanyahu pushes to "normalise" ties with Khartoum

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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 source said.
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Former Sudan spy service men clash with government forces in Khartoum

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Former Sudan spy service men open fire in protest at dismissal 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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Sudan says it has reduced troops in Yemen to 5,000

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Unfinished business in the birthplace of Sudan's revolution

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EU countries to give Sudan 466 million euros in grants, aid: SUNA

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Tens of thousands rally against former ruling party in Sudan

Tens of thousands of Sudanese demonstrated in Khartoum and other cities on Monday to call for the former ruling party to be dissolved and for ex-officials to be put on trial.
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Sudan names commission to investigate killings at sit-in

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Key rebel group halts direct peace talks with Khartoum

Peace talks between key rebel groups and the Sudanese government hit an obstacle on Wednesday when one major group said it will not sit down for direct talks with Khartoum until its demands are met.
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France's foreign minister pledges support for 'new Sudan'

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Thousands demand justice for slain protesters in Sudan

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