Wikipedia:WikiProject Sudan

WikiProject Sudan
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Welcome to the Sudan WikiProject, a WikiProject dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Sudan. Wikipedia's coverage of Sudan, Africa's third-largest state, is woefully lacking. Filling in the remaining gaps in basic coverage is a priority, though the periodic Featured Article is nice as well.


Munfarid1 (talk) 06:54, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Should Wikipedia refer to the ‘conquest’ of Sudan (1820) or the ‘invasion’ of Sudan? Should a Wikipedia articles use ‘Sudan’ or ‘the Sudan’ in their titles? Please join the discussion here.Mccapra (talk) 13:01, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • nsalih1: Hey all! Please read my updates I've made to the post, South Sudan Independence referendum 2011 - under the 'issues' section .. and provide feedback. I was working on it for class :) see - Southern Sudanese Independence Referendum 2011
  • Abdallah Khalil: I am very confused about the identity and details of this person. This article, which I just started, is about the former Prime Minister, though I have no info on if he is still alive or not. The National Movement for Reform and Development article makes mention of a Khalil Abdallah, which I'm pretty sure is not the same person. Can anyone shed some light on the subject? - BT 01:37, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
    • Abdallah Khalil, the former prime minister, has died in 1971 according to the Arabic Wikipedia page. Just a couple of statements are there, but I will translate them to the en page. He is no relation to Khalil Abdallah of NMRD. --Karouri 20:55, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
  • There are some nice articles on the Catalan Wikipedia about Sudan and related subjects. Compare ca:Beja and en:Beja people, for instance. I've started translating that one and will merge the translation into the English stub, but there's a lot more there if anyone is interested. --babbage 19:20, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
  • hi all ... in Central Equatoria is said, that the changing of the name happens in 2005, but the external link doesn't proof it - there is written: "The resolution has been passed to the southern Interim Assembly for endorsement and approval before the name Bahr el Jebel is dropped." so officially it was renamed on April 15, 2006 - see 16.04.06 - Sudan Tribune: "Southern Sudan Bahr al-Jabal State changes name" ... or have i misunderstood something ? Sven-steffen arndt 12:30, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
    • I was trying to figure this out a couple of weeks ago too. What I was trying to find was the Arabic name for Central Equatoria. Everything I could find still used Bahr al-Jabal, except for Wikipedia and a couple of news reports. This included the Sudanese government site ([1], [2]), but I'm not sure how well maintained that is. —Bkell (talk) 14:09, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
      • ... my Arabic-expert gives me this: Al-Istiwa'iyya al-wusta (الاستوائية الوسطى, al-Istiwāʾiyya al-wusṭā, English: Central-Equatoria) ... but my questions refers more to the date 2005, should be April 2006 ... Sven-steffen arndt 16:55, 31 May 2006 (UTC)
  • hi all ... is this article South Sudan Liberation Movement a fake? ... it seems to be very confusing (firt SSLM, later SLA but not in Darfur) ... Sven-steffen arndt 16:44, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
    • Naw. It's a real organization but the acronym should be SSLA for the military wing, South Sudan Liberation Army, not SLA like the Sudan Liberation Army. I've got a book with some details of its formation but don't know what their current status is. I'll add some details. - BanyanTree 17:18, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
    • I can confirm that SSLM has existed for some time. I believe it split from the SPLA/SPLM for some time. At some point it had an agreement with the government - that is before the current peace accord. I also believe that it splintered at some point with Riek Machar going back to the SPLA - I am not sure what happened to Matip. Riek Machar is now the second man in SPLA and is currently Vice-President of South Sudan as a result of the peace accord. This is all from memory - I lived in Sudan at the time. I will try to find more details and references later. --Karouri 21:05, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Hi all, maybe you will decide which of these 3 cities is the real one: Wau, Sudan - Waw, Sudan - Wow, Sudan? Sven-steffen arndt 21:14, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
    • I went first the first one, and not just because it was the one I had edited. I does appear to be the most common spelling, at least of the sources that I read. I have merged the pages and fixed the items on dab pages. Cheers, BanyanTree 00:48, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
      • :-) ... German spelling is something different ... now, i can correct the interwiki-Links ... Sven-steffen arndt 13:40, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
    • I made a locator map for Wau, and I had to decide on a spelling. All the sources I could find (the Encyclopædia Britannica, the Hammond Explorer Atlas of the World, Goode's World Atlas by Rand McNally, and the CIA World Factbook) used the spelling Wāw, so that's what I put on the map. But it would be very easy to change if consensus determines a different spelling. —Bkell 23:03, 12 May 2006 (UTC)
  • This is sort of turning into a checklist for topics related to Sudan, a country which has been in the news a lot lately, mostly because of the Darfur conflict. (Maybe it should be turned into a category?) This page will contain a list of topics which need pages, and pages that need improvement.

New articlesEdit

January 2013
December 2012

Article alertsEdit

Categories for discussion

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

List of articles on which to workEdit

Article requestsEdit

Article assistanceEdit




  • "Sudan". The World Factbook (2022 ed.). Central Intelligence Agency.
  • - population and geographic coordinates of towns
  • - listing of Sudanese airports with codes and coordinates
  • - Languages of Sudan
  • BirdLife International - info on nature reserves and descriptions of natural features
  • - digitizes records and reports on Sudan
  • Sudan Tribune - large news source and aggregator
  • UN Sudan news gateway


Active membersEdit

To join WikiProject Sudan, edit this section and add the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest to the bottom of the following list of members. Members should also place member identification on their user page.

  1. Babbage
  2. Mr. Billion
  3. Mark Dingemanse — hope to do something on the languages of Sudan.
  4. la gaie 01:55, 25 July 2005 (UTC) i will add more about politics, government. in particular specifics about the most recent developments (regional and national) on new government structures as consequence of the peace agreement between the Khartoum government and the SPLA/SPLM.
  5. Kadoda - I have been editing and adding info boxes to Presidents and Prime Ministers
  6. BRIAN0918
  7. aelfthrytha
  8. Bpreilly Ask me about issues pertaining to the Darfur advocacy community
  9. BT 03:01, 30 September 2006 (UTC) - Mainly interested in articles related recent conflicts
  10. Tamir Suliman - Education and life style changes in Sudan
  11. Howard C. Berkowitz 03:07, 2 September 2007 (UTC) Overall Sudanese issues, including infrastructure, politics, and the balance between North and South. Friends and personal interest in Sierra Leone and Uganda.
  12. DD. Interested in conflict issues, the oil industry, and filling in gaps wherever possible.
  13. mka - Interest includes culture, floklore, historical figures, and sports.
  14. Nuβiατεch
  15. MrPenguin20 - Interested in conflicts, politics, and demography.
  16. mccapra - interested in Sudanese history
  17. HeathIsling - Interested in politics, history and geography
  18. Jd52102 - Cities of Sudan
  19. User:LeGabrie - Sudanese history, especially Medieval Nubia
  20. User:RomanDeckert - Sudanese (Northern & Southern) history, especially Greeks in Sudan and Deim Zubeir
  21. User:Munfarid1 - Arts and cultural life in Sudan, mainly in Khartoum
  22. User:ola.mahadi- Listing and linking pages enhancing readability by restructure and filling the gaps whrere needed
  23. User:JackyTheChemosh - Interested in Sudan's transition to democracy

Former membersEdit

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. Buaidh (talk · contribs) 21:42:28, 19 June 2019 (UTC) – WikiProject templates and categories.

Member identificationEdit

Members of WikiProject Sudan should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Sudan members.

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[[Category:WikiProject Sudan members]] none linked pages
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WikiProject Sudan.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Sudan|invite}} linked pages

For other Sudan user templates, see Category:Sudan user templates.


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