One of the largest countries in Africa, roughly a fifth of the size of the U.S. landmass, Sudan rests in the north, bordering South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Chad, and Central African Republic. The country, with a population of approximately 37 million, is mostly composed of Sudanese Arab and other ethnic groups, such as Nuba, Fur, Beja, and Fallata. The primary religion practiced in Sudan is Sunni Muslim with a small minority of the population practicing Christianity and African traditional religions.

National daily newspapers and radio programming are typically published and broadcast in Arabic or English. Radio programming is also aired in Swahili and French. State-run radio typically focuses on Islam or entertainment. Many private newspapers are censored but have some liberty in what they express. ...

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