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Sudan is the third largest country in Africa. Despite the end of the civil war in South Sudan, Sudan continues to experience internal conflicts, many of which started with issues related to the management of natural resources, and land. Most of the constitutions promulgated in Sudan since independence include land related provisions. The land tenure system is characterized by sharp dualism. Parallel to the formal legal system, communal traditional land is regulated by customary laws and institutions.
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Land Area
186,800,000 ha
3,701.1 USD
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Primary forests
1,344,700 ha

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Refugees in Sudan

The regional implications of the Eritrean refugee crisis and conflict in the Sudan

23 May 2023

Al Jazeera reports on how Eritrean refugees are caught between crisis at home and conflict in the Sudan where there are 126,000 refugees, 11% of the estimated 1.1 million refugees in the country. For more information on Eritrea see also the Land Portal country profile. Conflict and displacement…

State of Land Information Consultancy

Deadline extended! Land Portal is hiring researchers (remote work)

6 December 2022

The Land Portal is hiring researchers with expertise on Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Mozambique, Ghana,  and The Gambia.

Sudan-woman walks in a field

New Country Portfolio for Sudan - Arabic

23 November 2022

The Sudan country profile is now also available in Arabic.



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UN Peacekeeping Forces

Leveling the playing field for inclusive territorial development: Going beyond technical solutions

7 February 2022

 The focus of our interest on “territories” has always been on the continuous interaction between humans and nature. Different and sometimes conflicting values, visions and interests related to the use and management of natural resources coexist in a given territory and have to be oriented (if…

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Second Arab Land Conference 2021

Second Arab Land Conference 2021

The Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt was pleased to announce the Second Arab Land Conference, organized under the patronage of the Egyptian Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities. The Conference was organized by the Housing and Building National Research Centre (HBRC)…