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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. Khartoum is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Lake Tana in 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.

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Sudan leader denies 'blackmail' over Israel deal [Video]

Sudan leader denies 'blackmail' over Israel deal

The military leader of Sudan's sovereign council says a recently announced "normalization" deal with Israel benefits both sides, despite some opposition at home and suggestions that Khartoum was..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:37Published
Iran, Palestinians denounce Sudan-Israel deal [Video]

Iran, Palestinians denounce Sudan-Israel deal

Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States. President Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed what he called the start of a “new..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:33Published
US - Sudan relations: Trump to remove Khartoum from terrorism list [Video]

US - Sudan relations: Trump to remove Khartoum from terrorism list

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:48Published
Sudan leaders meet in Khartoum to address economic challenges [Video]

Sudan leaders meet in Khartoum to address economic challenges

Sudan's new government looks for ways out of an economic crisis made worse by the coronavirus pandemic and devastating floods.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:11Published

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Sudan extends lockdown in Khartoum state to June 29

Sudan has extended a lockdown in the state of Khartoum to June 29 as it tries to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, its Security and Defence Council said on Wednesday.
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Sudan finds mass grave of conscripts killed during Bashir's rule

Sudan's public prosecutor on Monday announced the discovery of a mass grave east of Khartoum suspected to contain the remains of students killed in 1998 who tried escaping military service from a..
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Sudan announces discovery of mass grave of students killed under Bashir

Sudan's public prosecutor said Monday a mass grave has been discovered east of the capital Khartoum, allegedly containing students killed in 1998 who tried escaping military service.
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Sudanese corruption committee confiscates Bashir family properties

A Sudanese anti-corruption committee said on Thursday that it will confiscate several large plots of land and residential properties in the capital Khartoum from relatives of ousted President Omar..
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Sudan imposes lockdown on capital after 10 new coronavirus cases

Sudan will impose a lockdown on the capital Khartoum for three weeks after 10 more cases of the new coronavirus were discovered on Monday, its information minister said.
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Dress codes and dancing: Sudan sees culture thaw after Bashir

In Sudan's capital Khartoum, a hip-hop producer who had his equipment seized during anti-government protests last year is now free to mix tracks in his studio.
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U.S. team in Sudan to probe PM assassination attempt: minister

U.S. investigators arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday to help local authorities investigating an assassination attempt that targeted the Sudanese prime minister earlier this week, a..
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Sudan's PM survives assassination attempt in Khartoum

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok survived an assassination attempt targeting his convoy as he headed to work on Monday morning in the capital Khartoum, officials said.
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Sudan to investigate violence against protesters in Khartoum

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Saturday ordered an investigation into a violent crackdown by security forces on protesters in Khartoum.
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'Fragile' Africa prepares for high risk of coronavirus spread

An isolation ward stands ready at a hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Laboratories in Senegal and Madagascar have the testing equipment they need. Passengers arriving at airports in Gambia, Cameroon and..
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Sudan quells revolt of former spy service men after clashes

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 revolt late on Tuesday, residents and a..
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Sudanese army takes control of intelligence building in Khartoum - military source

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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Sudan: Clashes in Khartoum between army and mutineers

Gunfire erupts in Khartoum as disgruntled members of an agency once loyal to the ex-leader protest.
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Former Sudan spy service men clash with government forces in Khartoum

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 biggest confrontation so far between the..
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Former Sudan spy service men open fire in protest at dismissal terms

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, prompting a heavy security force deployment..
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Gunfire heard in Sudan capital: witnesses

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's PM visits rebel stronghold in Kordofan on peace mission

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok visited the rebel bastion of Kauda in the South Kordofan region's Nuba Mountains on Thursday, the first senior Khartoum official to travel there since clashes..
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Sudan says it has reduced troops in Yemen to 5,000

Sudan's prime minister said on Sunday Khartoum had reduced the number of troops it has in Yemen from a peak of 15,000 to 5,000, confirming a drawdown in a conflict which he said could not be solved..
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Twenty-three killed in ceramics factory fire in Sudan

At least 23 people were killed and 45 injured when fire broke out after a gas tanker exploded at a ceramics factory in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Tuesday, a district police chief said.
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Unfinished business in the birthplace of Sudan's revolution

Standing on the platform where he and other protesters packed a train to Khartoum in April to pressure Sudan's military to share power with civilians, Abdelaziz Abdallah made clear the revolution..
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EU countries to give Sudan 466 million euros in grants, aid: SUNA

European Union countries will give Sudan 466 million euros ($516.61 million) in grants and humanitarian aid, the state news agency SUNA said on Wednesday after an EU delegation met Sudan's foreign..
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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

Sudan's prime minister named a commission on Sunday to investigate a raid on a sit-in in June in which security forces killed dozens near the Defence Ministry in Khartoum, following repeated calls for..
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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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After U.S. talks, Sudan sees path to lifting sanctions soon

Sudan's prime minister said on Friday he had held useful talks with U.S. officials while at the United Nations this week, and expressed hope Khartoum could reach an agreement to be removed from..
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France's foreign minister pledges support for 'new Sudan'

France's foreign minister announced 60 million euros in aid for Sudan's transitional authorities during a visit to Khartoum on Monday, while offering to help Sudan rebuild relations with international..
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Thousands demand justice for slain protesters in Sudan

Thousands protested outside the presidential palace in Khartoum on Thursday, calling for the appointment of top judicial officials and justice for demonstrators killed since December.
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Backstory: Interviewing your cell-mates in Sudan

At the height of the mass protests against Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Reuters reporter Khalid Abdelaziz found himself locked in a prison cell across the River Nile from Khartoum,..
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Sudan's ex-president Bashir arrives at corruption trial

Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir arrived on Monday amid heavy security at the courthouse in the capital Khartoum where he is facing corruption charges, a Reuters witness said.
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Thousands demonstrate in Sudan to mark 40 days since deadly crackdown

Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the country on Saturday, witnesses said, to mark 40 days since security forces stormed a protest camp in the capital Khartoum,..
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In hotbed of Sudan's uprising, activists torn over transition deal

The Khartoum district of Burri was a fulcrum of the uprising against Sudan's former leader Omar al-Bashir and the generals who replaced him, its residents beaten and killed as they rallied for freedom..
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UAE says it will stand with Sudan in 'good times and bad times': official on Twitter

The United Arab Emirates congratulated Sudan after its military council and opposition reached a power-sharing deal and said it would stand with Khartoum in "good times and bad times", Minister of..
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Sudan's military rulers and opposition alliance meet for talks in Khartoum

Sudan's military rulers and the main opposition alliance met at a Khartoum hotel on Wednesday to restart talks over who should lead Sudan toward elections.
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Sudan must unite armed forces during political crisis: opposition leader

Sudan must at all costs avoid tensions between a powerful paramilitary unit that controls Khartoum and the regular army or risk more instability following a military coup in April, leading opposition..
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Hundreds gather across Nile from Khartoum after deadly clashes

Hundreds of people gathered in the city of Omdurman across the River Nile from Khartoum on Monday to protest against the ruling military a day after at least seven people died in clashes between..
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Senior military official says snipers shooting civilians and soldiers in Khartoum

A senior member of Sudan's military leadership said unknown snipers shot at least five civilians and three paramilitary soldiers on Sunday as tens of thousands marched in the capital demanding a return..
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Tens of thousands protest to demand civilian rule in Sudan

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Khartoum on Sunday demanding the ruling military hand over to civilians, in the largest demonstrations since a deadly security service raid on a..
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Thousands of Sudanese march toward defense ministry in Khartoum: witness

Thousands of Sudanese protesters marched toward the defense ministry in Khartoum on Sunday, demanding that the ruling military hand over power to civilians, as security forces fired shots in the air, a..
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Security forces use tear gas to disperse students in Sudan's Khartoum

Security forces fired tear gas to disperse dozens of students demonstrating against the ruling military council at a financial academy in the heart of Sudan's capital Khartoum on Thursday, a Reuters..
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U.S. to consider sanctions in case of more Sudan violence

A top U.S. State Department official who deals with Sudan said on Tuesday that Washington was considering all options, including possible sanctions, if there was more violence after a deadly assault on..
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Sudanese security forces use violence to disperse student protest

Sudanese security forces used violence to break up a protest in Khartoum on Monday by dozens of students demanding that the military council which ousted former president Omar al-Bashir hands over..
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Sudan court orders company to end military-ordered internet blackout: lawyer

A Sudanese court ordered telecoms operator Zain Sudan on Sunday to restore internet services, a lawyer said, after they were severed nearly three weeks ago when security forces dispersed protesters..
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Sudan: Young musicians' hopes and fears for the future

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Sudan protest witnesses saw 'death in all its forms'

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