or Khar·tum

[ kahr-toom ]


  1. a city in and the capital of the Sudan, at the junction of the White and Blue Nile rivers: besieged 1885; retaken by the British 1898.


/ kɑːˈtuːm /


  1. the capital of the 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 the Sudan until 1954, then capital of the new republic. Pop: 4 495 000 (2005 est)


  1. Capital of Sudan , a port at the juncture of the two upper portions of the Nile River — the Blue Nile and White Nile.

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The arrest of the current Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, his wife, and at least five others from his cabinet drew thousands of people to the streets of Khartoum, where they set fire to tires and blocked traffic.

Ayman Khalid, the governor of the region in which Khartoum is located, was also taken into custody, according to the region’s Facebook page.

Medo’s depiction of a skeletal-looking hand, featuring a tag that reads “missing” painted on the wall of a morgue in Sudan’s capital city, Khartoum, is one of the most thought-provoking and inspiring in the city.

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One of his projects resulted in a new road from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, to the monuments at Meroe.

Khartoum says Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian, must hang for “apostasy.”

Christianity arrived in Sudan, about 125 miles northeast of Khartoum, with the eunuch minister of Queen Candice in 35 AD.

Others say he is deeply dissatisfied that Khartoum can no longer fulfill his financial demands for his forces.

They need to make clear to Riek Machar that he has no escape route via Khartoum.

Heaven knows K. himself had his work cut out when he ran the communications during his advance upon Khartoum.

It had disappeared long before Gordon's departure for Khartoum, and was probably sold for some beneficent work.

By the year 1853 they had conquered Darfur on the one side, and pushed their outposts on the other 120 miles south of Khartoum.

This success fully established the power and reputation of Zebehr, who became the real dictator of the Soudan south of Khartoum.

A few weeks before his arrival at Khartoum an important event had taken place, which greatly simplified his ulterior operations.


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