Omdurman

Omdurman (standard Arabic Umm Durmān أم درمان) is the largest city in Sudan and Khartoum State, lying on the western banks of the River Nile, opposite the capital, Khartoum. Omdurman has a population of 2,395,159 (2008) and is the national centre of commerce. With Khartoum and Khartoum North or Bahri, it forms the cultural and industrial heart of the nation.

Climate

Omdurman features a hot desert climate, with only the months of July and August seeing significant precipitation. Khartoum averages a little over 155 millimetres (6.1 in) of precipitation per year. Based on annual mean temperatures, Omdurman is one of the hottest major cities in the world. Temperatures may exceed 53 °C (127 °F) in mid-summer.

Its average annual high temperature is 37.1 °C (99 °F), with six months of the year seeing an average monthly high temperature of at least 38 °C (100 °F). Furthermore, throughout the year, none of its monthly average high temperatures falls below 30 °C (86 °F). This is something not seen in other major cities with hot desert climates such as Riyadh or Baghdad. Temperatures slightly cool off during the night for only 3 months during the year, with Khartoum's lowest average low temperature of the year just above 15 °C (59 °F). The city literally does not experience seasons, just like most parts of the Arabian peninsula and north-eastern Africa where it's either hot or very hot all year long.

Latest News for: Omdurman radio

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UN confirms need to protect basic freedoms of political action in Sudan

Egypt Today 23 Nov 2021
CAIRO - 23 November 2021 ... Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved the Sudanese Sovereignty Council along with the government.   ...   ...   ...  . Joint armed forces also stormed the Sudanese Radio and Television headquarters in Omdurman and detained a number of workers, according to the ministry.   ...   ... ....
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UN rights chief urges restored civilian rule after Sudan military takeover

Anadolu Agency 05 Nov 2021
25 coup in the northeastern African country ...Massive street protests since Oct ... 25, and more than 300 injured ... “I am informed that all radio stations and television channels in the country have ceased broadcasting, with the exception of Sudan national television and Omdurman radio, which are controlled by the military authorities.”....
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32nd Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the implications of the ongoing situation in the Republic of the Sudan - Statement by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, 5 November 2021

Reliefweb 05 Nov 2021
... Office in Sudan, particularly in Khartoum and Omdurman ... I am informed that all radio stations and television channels in the country have ceased broadcasting, with the exception of Sudan National Television and Omdurman Radio, which are controlled by the military authorities....
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Int'l community calls for dialogue within Sudan after arrest of PM

Xinhua 26 Oct 2021
KHARTOUM, Oct ... "There are no problems that couldn't be solved via dialogue ... The Internet service was cut off for mobile phones, radio and television stations in Omdurman, a city in central Sudan, were stormed, and bridges were closed by military forces, according to the country's dissolved Ministry of Information and Communications. Enditem. ....
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Roundup: Int'l community calls for dialogue within Sudan after arrest of PM

China.dot.org 26 Oct 2021
KHARTOUM, Oct ... "There are no problems that couldn't be solved via dialogue ... The Internet service was cut off for mobile phones, radio and television stations in Omdurman, a city in central Sudan, were stormed, and bridges were closed by military forces, according to the country's dissolved Ministry of Information and Communications. Enditem ....
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Sudanese military dissolves government, declares emergency amid coup

Finger Lakes Times 26 Oct 2021
The military would pursue the country's return to democracy and hand over to a civilian government after elections in July 2023, he said ... Meanwhile, the U.S ... 21 ... The U.N ... There were also reports that the military stormed Sudan's central radio and TV broadcaster — in Omdurman, near Khartoum — and detained employees there ... U.N ... ____. ....
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Soldiers storm Sudan TV and radio headquarters, detain staff: ministry

Urdu Point 25 Oct 2021
"Joint military forces have stormed the tv and radio headquarters in Omdurman and detained a number of staff," the ......
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Army troops detain Sudan’s PM after refusing to endorse coup: Information Ministry

Egypt Today 25 Oct 2021
Joint armed forces also stormed the Sudanese Radio and Television headquarters in Omdurman and detained a number of workers, according to the ministry ... ....
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Sudan facing full military coup, information ministry warns, as military arrest prime minister, raid radio ...

Russia Today 25 Oct 2021
Radio and TV studios in the capital have also been stormed by troops ... In a subsequent Facebook post, the ministry said that troops had stormed the radio and TV headquarters in the Omdurman, the twin city of the capital Khartoum ... ....
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Sudanese PM, officials arrested by military forces: ministry

China.dot.org 25 Oct 2021
KHARTOUM, Oct ... "Internet service cut off mobile phone networks, and bridges closed by military forces," it said. "The joint military forces storm the radio and television headquarters in Omdurman, and detain a number of employees." ... Enditem ....
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PM, officials detained in apparent Sudan coup

Shenzhen Daily 25 Oct 2021
Internet service cut off mobile phone networks, and bridges closed by military forces,” it said. “The joint military forces storm the radio and television headquarters in Omdurman, and detain a number of employees.” ... Thousands of people flooded the streets of Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman ... Early yesterday, the U.S ... Abdel-Fattah Burhan ... ....
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Arab League expresses concerns over developments in Sudan, urges dialogue

Egypt Today 25 Oct 2021
CAIRO – 25 October 2021. Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit expressed deep concern about the developments in Sudan ... Joint armed forces also stormed the Sudanese Radio and Television headquarters in Omdurman and detained a number of workers, according to the ministry ... ....
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German Foreign Minister Condemns New Coup Attempt in Sudan

Urdu Point 25 Oct 2021
"The reports of another attempted coup in the Sudan are worrying, and the attempt must be clearly condemned ... The internet was cut off in a number of districts of Khartoum ... According to the Sudanese Ministry of Information, the military seized control of a radio and television building in Omdurman, the second largest city in the country .......
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