Sudan, the third largest country in Africa, was home to numerous ancient civilizations, such as the Kingdom of Kush, Kerma, Nobatia, Alodia, Makuria, Meroë and others, and thus has a long tradition of cultural diversity. The culture of the country is the amalgamation of the behaviors, practices, and beliefs of about 578 ethnic groups, communicating in 145 different languages. With such a vast literary tradition, it comes as no surprise that the nation produced Ibrahim 'Ali Salman who is regarded as the most famous contemporary poet of the Arab Manasir and is simple referred to as "Ibrahim the poet". Sudanese music is also very diverse though years of political instability and chaos has deeply affected the country’s rich musical legacy. In the late 20th century, many of the country's most prominent poets, like Mahjoub Sharif, were imprisoned while others, like Mohammed el Amin and Mohammed Wardi fled the country. Well-built, strong and athletic, the Sudanese are known for their love for sports, especially athletics (track and field) and football. Sportsmen like Haitham Mustafa, Hassan El Kashief, and Ismail Ahmed Ismail have made the country proud on a pan-African basis. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Sudanese people.
Omar al-BashirOmar al-Bashir
01 January 1944
President of Sudan
Amin ElhassanAmin Elhassan
12 April 1979
Sports Commentator

Salva Kiir MayarditSalva Kiir Mayardit
13 September 1951
President of South Sudan

Alek WekAlek Wek
16 April 1977

Muhammad AhmadMuhammad Ahmad
12 August 1844
Religious Leader

Nikki PerkinsNikki Perkins
02 April 1990
Model, Vlogger
John GarangJohn Garang
23 June 1945

Tayeb SalihTayeb Salih
12 July 1929

Manute BolManute Bol
16 October 1962
Basketball player

Luol DengLuol Deng
16 April 1985
Basketball player
Gaafar NimeiryGaafar Nimeiry
01 January 1930
Former President of Sudan

Muhammad NaguibMuhammad Naguib
20 February 1901