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The Sudan Tribune is an electronic news portal on Sudan and South Sudan [1] and neighbouring countries including news coverage, analyses and commentary, official reports and press releases from various organizations, and maps. It is based in Paris, France, and run by a team of Sudanese and international editors and journalists. The Sudan Tribune claims to have had over 5 million page views in 2005 and more than 12 million page views (almost a million absolute unique visitors) in 2008.



The Sudan Tribune was started in 2003. In July 2017, the South Sudanese media accused its government of blocking their websites. [2]

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  2. Reuters (17 July 2017). "South Sudanese Media Accuse Government of Blocking Their Websites". U.S. News & World Report . Washington, D.C. (Editors) New York City (News): U.S. News & World Report, L.P. Retrieved 4 November 2014.CS1 maint: location (link)