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The Republic of the Sudan gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1956. South Sudan seceded following a referendum in 2011. After the ousting of long-term president, Omar al-Bashir, in April 2019, a joint civilian-military government took on a power-sharing agreement. In October 2021, the Sudan military seized power. The UN took on a mediation role to keep Sudan on track to hold elections. On 15 April 2023, a conflict broke out between the Government and the Rapid Support Forces which led to an outbreak of civil war. The ongoing conflict has caused the death and displacement of millions of people. 

Sudan has great natural resource wealth and agricultural potential.

Australia's diplomatic representation to Sudan is from the Australian Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Sudan established an Embassy in Canberra in 2017.

Economic and trade information

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Heads of Government

Includes Heads of State, Prime Ministers, Foreign, Trade and Aid Ministers

Embassies and consulates


The Australian Embassy in Egypt is responsible for Sudan.


Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan

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