Embassy of SUDAN


                Pretoria - South Africa
Recent News
  • Thursday, 27 September 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Last session of negotiations between Sudan, South Sudan kicked off in Addis Ababa
    The last session of negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan on issue of post-separation issues began in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa Wednesday morning
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  • Thursday, 27 September 2012 at 4:12 PM

    S. Sudan Diplomat Optimistic over Future Relations with Sudan
    Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Khartoum has affirmed its commitment to build good relations with Sudan and to legalize the status of South Sudanese living in Sudan in accordance with diplomatic norms and international laws
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  • Wednesday, 29 August 2012 at 4:32 PM

    NCP Hopes US President Welcoming Oil Deal as Positive Turing Point
    National congress party hopes that US president Obama statement in which he welcomes the oil deal reached between Sudan and southern Sudan as a positive turning point in US policy towards Sudan
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  • Wednesday, 29 August 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Oil to Restart Pumping in October
    Government has set three weeks as target to prepare oil facilities for restarting southern Sudan crude oil pumping through Sudan pipelines up the ports in Red Sea for exportation, reported local media Tuesday
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  • Tuesday, 31 July 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Securing humanitarian assistance for the war affected areas in South Kordafan and Blue Nile
    The Government of the Sudan has accepted the Tripartite Initiative by the Arab League, African Union and the United Nations to secure humanitarian assistance for the war affected areas in South Kordafan and Blue Nile
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  • Tuesday, 10 July 2012 at 2:54 PM

    AU Welcomes Sudan Government's acceptance of proposal on humanitarian assistance
    The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Jean Ping, welcomes the acceptance by the Government of Sudan of the tripartite proposal of the African Union, the United Nations and the League of Arab States for access to provide and
    deliver humanitarian assistance to the war-affected civilians in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States
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  • Tuesday, 10 July 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Sudan and South Sudan hold direct Session of Talks
    The Sudan and South Sudan delegations have held Monday in Addis Ababa direct and joint session of negotiations at the level of the chairpersons of delegations and committees and discussed all issues and ways of their solution
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  • Monday, 30 April 2012 at 1:47 PM

    On the Situation between Sudan and South Sudan
    The President of the General Assembly, H E  Mr
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Embassy of Sudan in Pretoria
1203 Pretorius Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0083
Email: info@sudani.co.za
embassysudan@webmail.co.za

Phone: +27(0)12 342 4538
Fax: +27(0)12 342 4539 / 0940
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Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Sudan Embassy in South Africa.

The name (Sudan) was designated to the lands that were located Southern of the African Greater Desert which extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Red sea and the Indian Ocean in the east. Nowadays, the said name is designated to the region which is located in the South of Egypt in the middle part of the Nile Basin. The name (Kosh) was also designated, in the Old Testament and the Assyrian texts to the same part of land, but the present name (Sudan) is the plural of a Greek word that means (black people).

Sudan is located in the northeastern part of Africa between the 22.4 latitude northern equator and 38.22 longitude. The country occupies the middle part between Africa and the Arab World which. Such a location distinguishes Sudan with a unique characteristic considering it the main passage between north and south of Africa. Sudan also was the main passage for the pilgrim and trade convoys that forward from the east of Africa to the Holy Lands until the mid of the current century. Total area of the Sudan is about one million miles square (about 2.5 million km square) which makes it one of the largest African countries and it comes ninth among the largest countries of the world. Sudan is the largest Arab and African country as its area constitutes 8.3% of the total area of Africa.

“The following countries neighbor Sudan:- Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia across the Red Sea. Arable lands are estimated to be (200) Million Feddans (84) Million Hectares. ”

Airports, Airstrip and Seaports

There are (17) airports in Sudan of which (6) are international airports, the biggest one thereof is the Khartoum International Airport, which studies are currently made for transferring and reconstructing it, and (11) local airport distributed in the northern Sudan states, Atbara, Al-Fashir and others. There are (63) airstrips currently in the different parts of Sudan. The Red Sea is the only navigation outlet for Sudan to the external world. Port Sudan, Suakin, Awseif and Bashair are the Sudanese ports. Coast of the Red Sea is characterized by existence of coral phylums which provide lodging to different types of rare marine creatures.

Climate

Tropical climate, which is characterized by increase of heat degrees on most days of a year, being very dry in the far north then graduates to be semi-wet in the far south, prevails in Sudan. Annual rain rates range from almost zero in the far north to 500 mm in the central Sudan to more than 1500 mm in the far south of Sudan.
The River Nile, including all its various branches, plays an important role in the Sudan's economic, social and cultural life and in its foreign relationships. Water of the River Nile and all its various branches is utilized in generating electricity from Dams of Al-Roseires, Sinnar, Khashm Al-Girba and Jabal Awliaa as well as in navigation and fishing. Storage of groundwater is estimated to be about (900) Billion meters utilized in irrigation purposes and civil usages.
Location
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Sudan is situated in Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea

Capital: Khartoum
Coordinates
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15°35"North, 32°31"East

Weather
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Tropical in south; arid desert in north; rainy season varies by region (April to November).

People
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Population (July 2009 est.): 41,087,825; 43% urban.
Ethnic groups: Arab/Muslim north and black African/Christian and animist south.
Religions: Islam (official), indigenous beliefs (southern Sudan), Christianity.
Languages: Arabic (official), English (official), tribal languages.

Travelling to Sudan

Traveling by air

There are 121 airports in Sudan, 19 of which are paved.

There are 4 heliports in Sudan.


Traveling by car

There are 11,900 Km of highways in Sudan.


Traveling by water

There are 4,068 Km of waterways in Sudan.

The most important ports and harbours are in Port Sudan.


Traveling by train

There are 5,978 Km of railways in Sudan.

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