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Sudan: Political System

Sudan is an Islamic republic with an Islamic legal system (Sharia). The unicameral parliament, the National Assembly, has 360 members, 270 of whom are elected every 4 years, 35 places are reserved for women, 26 for academics and 29 for the trade unions. The direct election of the head of state takes place every 5 years. De facto, however, the country has been a military dictatorship with presidential character since 1989. According to Digopaul.com, the official name of the country is:

Sudan: Political System

Jumhuriya al-Sudan

Republic of Sudan

National anthem

Nahnu Djundulla Djundulwatan (We Are the Army of God and of Our Land) has been the national anthem of Sudan since 1956. Sayed Ahmad Muhammad Salih wrote the lyrics, the music is by Ahmad Murjan.

It reads in the English translation

We are the soldiers of God and

our homeland We will never hesitate to sacrifice ourselves when we are called

Whether to face death, misery or pain

We give our lives for the price of glory

May this country, our Sudan, live long

All nations the way pointing

O tribes of Sudan, called upon to serve now.

Take the burden and keep your la

National flag

The national flag (Landesflagge) was introduced on May 20, 1970. Based on flag descriptions by Countryaah.com, the colors of the flag are interpreted as follows:

- Green stands for Islam and the Fatimid dynasty

- Red is the color of revolution as well as socialism and progress

- White symbolizes peace, light and optimism

- Black indicates that the state belongs to the " Black Continent ”

Sudan flag and coat of arms

Sudan: Known People

Umar Hasan Ahmad Al-Bashir (born 1944) came to power in 1989 after a bloodless military coup in Sudan and has been President of Sudan since 1993. He pursues a fundamentalist policy that is strictly oriented towards Islam.

Jafar Muhammad an-Numairi (1930-2009)

Jafar Muhammad an-Numairi was a native of Omdurman. Between 1971 and 1985 he was the President of Sudan. During his term of office, the end of a civil war that had lasted for 17 years between North and South Sudan with the so-called Addis Ababa Agreement, but also his country's turn to Sharia law and the resurgence of the civil war between North and South fall.

Muhammad Ahmad ibn as-Sayyid Abdallah (1844-1885)

Mahdi, that is, the "one guided by God", has been called Muhammad Ahmad ibn as-Sayyid Abdallah. The charismatic Islamic political leader was the namesake of the Mahdi uprising and an important person not only in Sudanese, but also in Arab-Islamic history in the 19th century.

Mohamed Badawi (born 1965)

The Sudanese linguist, born in Omdurman in 1965, also made a name for himself as a publishing director, composer and singer. He is also the founder of the Sudan Education Project, with the help of which street children are supported musically. Badawi also developed the concept for establishing the Nihal European University.

John Garang de Mabior (1945-2005)

De Mabior was a very popular South Sudanese rebel leader. After the peace agreement of July 9, 2005, he became the First Vice President of Sudan. He died in a helicopter crash on July 30, 2005.

Nawal El Jack (born 1988)

In 1988 the Sudanese athlete Nawal El Jack was born in Khartoum. In the course of her career, she should celebrate especially as a sprinter in the 400 meters.

Mende Nazer (born approx. 1980)

She comes from the Nuba people, was robbed by Arab slave traders as a child and after her escape wrote her autobiography under the title "Sklavin", which became a bestseller. In 2002 Mende Nazer received the International Human Rights Award.

Abdel Aziz El Mubarak (born 1951)

The Sudanese singer and oud player comes from Wad Madani, a city that is considered the city of artists in Sudan. The successful musician sings mostly love songs with orchestral accompaniment.

Omer Ihsas (born 1958)

The Sudanese singer and composer from Nyla has made a name for himself as a modern interpreter of traditional folk music from Darfur. He was no less engaged in politics. Incidentally, his best-known song was Darfur Baladna (1991), in German: Heimatland Darfur.

Abd al-Chaliq Mahdschub (1927-1971)

The Sudanese politician was active in the independence movement at an early age and has been General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Sudanese Communist Party (SKP) since 1949. Mahjub was arrested in 1971 and later executed for his alleged involvement in the attempted coup by left-wing officers against President Jafar Muhammad an-Numairi.

Ali Muhammad Nagib (1901-1984)

Ali Muhammad Nagib was the first President of Egypt. Interestingly, he was born in Khartoum, Sudan, in 1901. The general, who also took part in the 1st Palestine War against Israel, overthrew King Faruq in 1952 together with Gamal Abdel Nasser and became President of the Republic of Egypt on June 18, 1953.

Sudan: animals

Mammals

The north of Sudan consists mainly of deserts or semi-deserts. Thorn bushes grow in the Sahel zone, which adjoins it in a southerly direction, and grass and acacias even further south in the savannah areas. Sometimes baobabs can be seen here and there. There are only a few animals here. In contrast, there are more animals in the humid savannas of the south.

All in all, African wild dogs, antelopes, buffalo, various types of gazelle, giraffes, hyenas, lions, baboons, desert foxes and zebras live in Sudan. Hippos can be found on the banks of the river. Other animals that can be found in Sudan are:

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White rhinoceros

The white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is the world's largest land mammal after the elephant. It can grow up to 4 m long from head to torso, reach a shoulder height of up to 2 m and weigh up to 3,500 kg.

The most striking feature of this rhinoceros is undoubtedly its two horns - from which its name comes. The front horn protrudes over the rear and can be up to 150 cm long.

You can find a detailed description of the white rhinoceros at Goruma here >>>

Elephants

As is well known, a distinction is made between the African (Loxodonta africana) and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). The African elephant is larger and has significantly longer ears than the Asian elephant.

A detailed description of the African elephant can be found at Goruma here >>>

Fruit bats

The fruit bats (Pteropodidae) are a family of mammals in the order of the bats (Chiroptera). The family includes around 40 genera with around 200 species. To the layperson, they resemble bats. The animals are found in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa - including Madagascar and the Seychelles. Furthermore in the Maldives, the southern part of Asia, in Australia and the western Oceania. In Europe, the Egyptian bat is only found in the form of the Egyptian bat on the island of Cyprus. With the exception of the rosette bats, the animals do not orient themselves with the help of the echo sounder. Their food is vegetable and consists mainly of flowers, fruits, nectar and pollen, fruits. The fruit bats are mainly crepuscular or nocturnal,

The largest types of fruit bats are the Kalong fruit bat (Pteropus vampyrus), the golden crowned fruit bat (Acerodon jubatus) and the Indian giant bat (Pteropus giganteus), which have a head-body length of up to 40 cm - with a wingspan of up to 1.70 m - can achieve.

Hippopotamus

The hippopotamus, also known as the hippopotamus, is considered to be the most dangerous mammal in Africa, and there have been numerous reports of the giant animals galloping towards people, fatally injuring them in the process. But boats were also attacked by them. Because of its tasty meat, its resilient skin and its ivory teeth, the animals are heavily hunted and their population is considered to be endangered. Despite its name, the animal no longer occurs on the Nile and the Nile Delta in Egypt. You can find a detailed description of the hippopotamus at Goruma here >>>

Cheetah

The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is certainly one of the most fascinating big cats of all. When hunting, it reaches speeds of 100 to 120 kilometers per hour and is therefore the fastest mammal living on land. This top performance is also the reason why animals have been serving people for thousands of years. Even the ancient Egyptians used trained cheetahs for hunting, which is why they were given the name hunting leopard. You can find a detailed description of the cheetah at Goruma here >>>

Caracal , Wüstenluchs The caracal (Caracal caracal), also known as desert lynx, belongs to the genus Caracal in the subfamily of small cats (Felinae) in the family of cats (Felidae). The animals are reminiscent of a lynx, not least because of its large, long, black-painted ears. They have a head-torso length between 60 and 70 cm and a shoulder height between 40 and 50 cm, with a tail 30 cm long on average. The weight of the male is 13 to 18 kg. The females, on the other hand, are smaller and lighter.

Leopard

The leopard (Pathera pardus) occurs in parts of Africa and Asia. The animals belong to the genus of the real big cats (Panthera) in the family of cats (Felidae). The size and weight of the animals are very different, so the forest-dwelling leopards are usually smaller than those that live in more open habitats. But one can generally state that they have a head-torso length between 90 and 190 cm - with a 60 to 110 cm long tail and a shoulder height of 70 to 80 cm.

The males weigh around 40 to 90 kg, while the females are around half that size and weigh around 30 to 60 kg. It should be mentioned that the black panther is a color variant of the leopard. If you look closely, you can still see the spots.

A detailed description of the leopard can be found at Goruma here >>>

Gourmets

Gourmets (Oryx gazella) reach a head-trunk length between 180 to 200 cm, with a shoulder height of 115 to 125 cm. Their tail becomes 70 to 90 cm long and their weight ranges from 180 to 240 kg. Their sharp horns reach a length of about 1.50 m. The males become considerably larger and heavier than the females. Their short-haired fur is cream-colored to light brown in color. The upper areas of the extremities and the lower area of the flanks and above the tail are dark brown. In contrast, the lower areas of the legs are whitish apart from a few dark spots. The long and black tail ends bushy and is reminiscent of that of horses

Plains zebra

The plains zebra (Equus quagga) is one of the favorite animals, especially of children, because of its almost funny-looking stripes. Since it belongs to the genus of horses (Equus), it is also valued by all horse lovers.

The following 6 species belong to the genus of horses:

- In Africa live plains zebras, mountain zebras, Grevy's zebras and wild asses.

- In Asia you can find Przewalski horses and half donkeys.

You can find a detailed description of the zebras at Goruma here >>>

Reptiles

The linked reptiles are shown in detail at Goruma

African spitting cobra (Naja nigricollis)

Avicennaviper

In English the Avicennaviper (Cerastes viper) is called Sahara Sand Viper.

The snake belongs to the genus of African horned vipers in the subfamily of the real vipers (Viperinae) in the family of vipers (Viperidae). Despite its generic name (Ceraste) and in contrast to the other species of the Cerastes genus, it usually has no horns above the eyes.

Common puff adder (Bitis arietans) Jamesons mamba As a rule, the very venomous Jamesons mamba (Dendroaspis jamesoni) grows to around 2 m long - in rare cases over 3 m. She is slim and very agile. They are green-yellow to grass-green in color, while the throat, belly and temples are lemon-yellow. Lighter and darker spots form indistinct, backward running transverse bands. The Jamesons Mamba is tree and ground dwelling. They are mainly found in rainforests and in humid and warm forests on river banks. But they can also be found near human settlements, on farmlands, and in urban parks.

Sudan: plants

General

The increasing desertification of Sudan is the result of deforestation and overgrazing, which in turn are a consequence of poverty, the 20-year war - which only ended in 2011 - and the Islamist terror that continues to this day.

The plants

The north of Sudan consists mainly of deserts or semi-deserts with only little vegetation with the exception of date palms in the oases. Thorn bushes grow in the Sahel zone, which adjoins it to the south, and tall grass and acacias grow even further south in the savanna areas. In the Sahel zone to the south there are thorn bushes, further to the south there are extensive savannah areas with tall grass and acacia vegetation, and here and there are also baobabs.

The most fertile and plant-rich region of the country can be found in the south in the floodplains of the Sudd. Papyrus, reeds, hyacinths and a large number of different marsh plants grow here - and even remnants of tropical rainforests with mahogany trees have been preserved here. After the construction of irrigation systems, wheat and alfalfa are grown on the banks of the Nile.

 

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