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Khartoum or Khartum (kɑːˈtuːm Pronunciation for )



  1. the capital of Sudan, at the junction of the Blue and the White Nile: with adjoining Khartoum North and Omdurman, the largest conurbation in the country; destroyed by the Mahdists in 1885 when General Gordon was killed; seat of the Anglo-Egyptian government of Sudan until 1954, then capital of the new republic. Pop: 4 495 000 (2005 est)

Example Sentences Including 'Khartoum'

Father Boma, 57, is identified as the chancellor of the archdiocese of Khartoum.
Independent (1998)
However, there has been no reaction from Sudan's government in Khartoum.
CBC (2004)
If she sees you in the street you can say the Khartoum cargo didn't show up.
Davis, John Gordon Seize the Reckless Wind
Khartoum denies any role in unlawful killings in the region.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
Mr Straw flew into El Fasher in northern Darfur from the Sudanese capital Khartoum to visit the Abu Shouk refugee camp.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2004)
On returning to his roots in Khartoum he built a small hospital with operating facilities.
British Medical Journal (2002)
The following day the newspapers all told of the `Remarkable Gathering at Khartoum '.
Edward Paice LOST LION OF EMPIRE:The Life of 'Cape-to-Cairo' Grogan (2002)
The road went to Juba, Khartoum , Cairo, Athens, Rome and London.
Dexter Petley WHITE LIES (2003)
`We've got a cargo for Athens, another for Khartoum , another for Nairobi... `
Davis, John Gordon Seize the Reckless Wind


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