South Kordofan is one of the 18 wilayat or provinces of Sudan. It has an area of 158,355 km² and an estimated population of approximately 1,100,000 people (2000). Kaduqli is the capital of the state. It is centered on the Nuba Hills. It was erroneously believed that South Kordofan is the only state in (North) Sudan that was producing oil. Oil has since been discovered in White Nile State in larger quantities.
The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, a rebel group in the states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, said on Wednesday it was ceasing all hostilities until July 31 as a "goodwill gesture" after.. Reuters - Published
The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, a rebel movement in the southern states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, announced it is ceasing all hostilities immediately in areas under its control.. Reuters - Published