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.


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.

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Sudan: Interview With No to Women's Oppression Initiative

All Africa 03 Dec 2020
Khartoum / Omdurman -- Radio Dabanga spoke with Ihshan Fagiri of the No to ......

An Audience With The King: Sharhabil Ahmed Interviewed

The Quietus 23 Oct 2020
He said to me, ‘I come to you with a beautiful surprise!’ and he began reading it to me.” Ausman pointed out an advertisement for a new singing competition, organised by Omdurman Radio ... Despite sudden popularity thanks to live performances on Omdurman Radio – they went on to ......

Families seek justice for Sudan’s slain anti-Bashir coup plotters

Arab News 01 Aug 2020
KHARTOUM/CAIRO ... Last week, investigators looking into crimes during the strongman’s 30-year rule found the bodies of the 28 officers dumped in a mass grave in the city of Omdurman ... It was a heinous crime ... HIGHLIGHTS ... The news of her husband’s execution, along with other coup plotters, was announced on the official Radio Omdurman the next day ... .......

Sudan’s Bashir and his associates on trial for 1989 coup

The National 21 Jul 2020
Long lines at gas stations were a common sight everywhere in Sudan. Lengthy power cuts plunged Khartoum, the capital, into darkness virtually every night ... Anniversary of the fall of Omar Al Bashir ... a fiery statement on the state Omdurman radio, a curfew and the shutdown of the airport and overland border crossings ... It was by far the worst ... Read More ... ....

Sudanese protesters rally to remind gov’t of pending promises

La Prensa Latina 01 Jul 2020
Around 350,000 people took part in Tuesday’s rallies, the spokesperson for that association, Hassan Farouk, told Omdurman Radio ... of Khartoum North and Omdurman, where the security forces used tear gas to disperse a group of protesters trying to cross one of the viaducts....

Sudan Banks Limit Cash Withdrawals

All Africa 21 May 2020
Khartoum / El Gedaref -Banks in Sudan have limited the daily withdrawal maximum of SDG 5,000 ($91*) to SDG 2,000. This has led to long queues in front of ATMs, government employees in Omdurman told Radio Dabanga .......

Sudan premier escapes assassination bid, says top aide

The News International 09 Mar 2020
KHARTOUM ... The area was quickly cordoned off by the police. State-run radio Omdurman meanwhile reported that automatic weapons were also used in the attack and that Hamdok was taken "to a hospital" ... Photo. AFP ... State-run radio Omdurman meanwhile reported that automatic weapons were also used in the attack and that Hamdok was taken "to a hospital". ....

Sudanese prime minister escapes assassination attempt

Press TV 09 Mar 2020
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt targeting his convoy in the capital Khartoum ... State-run radio Omdurman, however, reported that automatic weapons were used in the attack, and that Hamdok was taken to a hospital ... Press TV’s website can also be accessed at the following alternate addresses. ... ....

Sudan Faces SDG 150 Billion Budget Deficit in 2020

All Africa 14 Jan 2020
Khartoum -The deficit of Sudan's 2020 budget is SDG 150 billion ($3.3 billion*), Minister of Finance Ibrahim El Badawi reported on Friday during an interview with Omdurman Radio .......


Peace FM Online 24 Dec 2019
... heavyweights Al Hilal Omdurman are in a comfortable lead after meeting the financial demands of the Phobians according to Kumasi-based radio station, Fox FM....

“They Were Shouting ‘Kill Them’”

Human Rights 18 Nov 2019
It also describes subsequent attacks including on June 30 in Omdurman ... unprecedented march in Omdurman despite live bullets and tear gas,” Radio Dabanga , January 10, https.// (accessed September 16, 2019) ... [87] Human Rights Watch interview with Fatma Fitiyo, August 9, Omdurman....

Disease, Malaria Rife in Sudan Amid Medicine, Healthcare Shortages

All Africa 04 Sep 2019
Kordofan / White Nile State / Darfur / Omdurman -Reports are reaching Radio Dabanga from various parts of Sudan of a rise in water- and mosquito-borne diseases. Reactions to alleged mining-related toxins have also been reported .......

Boom to Bust to Jail to Acquittal: Rajendra Singh Sethia’s 34-Year-Long Karma

Yahoo Daily News 19 Aug 2019
New Delhi ... This dogged karmic outlook keeps him afloat, sane and engaged with the world. The 72-year-old fought incessantly for 34 years till he was acquitted just last month ... BUSINESS ... BANKING ... TEA ... The coup was announced over the radio. The radio studios in Omdurman were heavily guarded by soldiers, who withdrew only after the announcement was made ... ....

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