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Advanced Registry Operation Course (AROC) Workshop

27 September - 2nd OCtober 2010
Theme: "Enhancing Internet Management in Africa"







About Sudan

 officially the Republic of Sudan, sometimes called North Sudan, is an Arab state in North Africa (it is also considered to be part of the Middle East). It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, and Libya to the northwest. The population of Sudan is a combination of indigenous inhabitants of Nile Valley, and descendants of migrants from the Arabian Peninsula. Due to the process of Arabisation common throughout the rest of the Arab world, today Arab culture predominates in Sudan. The overwhelming majority of the population of Sudan adheres to Islam. The Nile divides the country into eastern and western halves.

The people of Sudan have a long history extending from antiquity which is intertwined with the history of Egypt. Sudan suffered seventeen years ofcivil war during the First Sudanese Civil War (1955–1972) followed by ethnic, religious and economic conflicts between the Muslim Arabs of Northern Sudan and the mostly animist and Christian Nilotes of Southern Sudan. This led to the Second Sudanese Civil War in 1983. Because of continuing political and military struggles, Sudan was seized in a bloodless coup d'état by colonel Omar al-Bashir in 1989, who thereafter proclaimed himself President of Sudan. The civil war ended with the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement which grantedautonomy to what was then the southern region of the country. Following a referendum held in January 2011, South Sudan seceded on 9 July 2011 with the consent of Sudan.

Entry Requirements

A  passport valid for at least six months is required by nationals entrying into Sudan


Visas for Sudan are required by all nationals except transit passengers continuing there journey from Sudan within 24 hours.

            Counter Visa Application Procedure

         Form for AfTLD Workshop Participants (Please Download)

  •   A special arrangement for counter visa for AFTLD-Workshop/AFRINIC-17 participants has been made with the Ministry of Interior.
  • All fees related to the application, i.e. Entry Permit Fees 35$, Counter Fees 100$, and the Foreigner Registration Fees 35$ have been waived.
  • Participants should fill in the form both in English and in the passport language (if different from English).
  •  A clear scanned copy of the delegate’s passport and a passport size photo should be attached.
  • All documents should be sent electronically to and by latest 10 November 2012.
  • For further information, please contact Tarik at

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