Mahdist Revolution (1881-1898)

The Mahdist Revolution was an Islamic revolt against the Egyptian government in the Sudan.  An apocalyptic branch of Islam, Mahdism incorporated the idea of a golden age in which the Mahdi, translated as “the guided one,” would restore the glory of Islam to the earth.



Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook

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Craftsman engaged in jewelry making, Omdurman 
Courtesy Embassy of the Republic of Sudan, Washington

The development of modern manufacturing received little direct encouragement in Sudan during the condominium period. British economic policies were aimed basically at expanding the production of primary products, mainly cotton, for export.


Ismail al-Azhari (Saiyid) (October 20, 1900 – August 26, 1969)

Ismail al-Azhari (Saiyid) (October 20, 1900 – August 26, 1969) (Arabic: إسماعيل الأزهري‎) was a Sudanese nationalist and political figure. He served as the first Prime Minister of Sudan between 1954 and 1956, and as President of Sudan from 1965 until he was overthrown by Gaafar Nimeiry in 1969.


Kiir’s statement in Khartoum

Rosemary Peter | November 2, 2017

Kiir and Bashir in Khartoum November, 1, 2017

President Salva Kiir has expressed optimism that this round of talks with his Sudanese counterpart will yield better results.

President Kiir traveled to Khartoum on Wednesday to hold bilateral talks with Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir

His visit comes a year after President Bashir was expected in Juba to encourage the parties to implement the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.


10th ICCM adopts “Khartoum Declaration”

Gms : Khartoum: 21/11/2017

The 10th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers adopted today the “Khartoum Declaration” wherein it stressed the importance of fostering cooperation and coordination with the various cultural stakeholders and officials in charge of city policy,


Gms : Khartoum

The secretary general of Zakat chamber Mohammad Abdul Razig said that around 14 million of the citizens of Sudan are receiving financial help from Zakat chamber. He said that he is talking about 2,291,781 families throughout the country.

Gms : Khartoum

The Sudanese journalism council has declared its annual report on the daily distribution of the newspapers. As was expected Al-Intibaha Daily occupied the top class. It has been winning this post for the past 11 years.

Gms: Khartoum, 18 March 2018 (Smc)

Sudan and Turkey will establish a joint agricultural and livestock company, according to Turkish press.

Turkey’s General Directorate of Agricultural Enterprises (TIGEM) will capitalize 80 percent of the Turkish

Gms: Khartoum, 18 March 2018 (Smc)

Belarus and Sudan are considering gold mining in the African country, Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate Viktor Sheiman said in an interview with Belarus 1 TV Channel on 13 March, BelTA has learned.

Gms: Khartoum, March 17 (SUNA)

The President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omar Al-Bashir, reviewed, Wednesday, the offer by the Australian State for investment in the country of $ 11 billion.
The Minister of Minerals, Professor Hashim Ali Salem said in a press statement after his meeting with the President