Kha-Nu came into existence due to the unclaimed territory of Bir Tawil status as terra nullius. This area is between the borders of Egypt and Sudan and is not claimed by either country. Kha-Nu National Community took the opportunity to form a new state in this territory. As a newly form government, we exercise all the powers of a state independently of any governmental authority and is currently engaging in foreign relations in an unrestricted and independent manner. Egypt no longer shows its administration of the Bir Tawil trapezoid in Sudan on its maps;”--The World Factbook EGYPT –U.S. CIA.