Tension ahead of EU-Africa summit

2014-04-01 11:49

Ministers from the African continent have already gathered in Brussels for a two-day EU-AU summit scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, a report says.

S Sudan troops in Abyei 'threaten peace'

2014-03-28 12:49

A top aide to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says the presence of South Sudanese troops in the disputed border area of Abyei threatens peace less than three years after the two countries split.

Africa calls for EU summit boycott – report

2014-03-27 09:37

An organ of the AU has reportedly urged a boycott of the EU-AU summit scheduled for next week in Brussels to protest what is seen as a "dictation" by the EU on who is eligible to attend the meeting.

Sudan: 'Revolution' call at student’s funeral

2014-03-12 11:37

Hundreds of angry mourners have called for the overthrow of Sudan’s government at the funeral of a student allegedly shot dead by security forces at a protest about violence in Darfur.

Calls for arrest of Sudan's Bashir

2014-03-05 09:16

More than 30 human rights and civil society organisations have called for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on the fifth anniversary of his indictment of war crimes in Darfur.

Sudan-rebel peace talks begin

2014-02-14 07:32

The Sudanese government and rebels have started peace talks in Ethiopia amid UN calls for a ceasefire.

Long wait over, S Sudanese cross Sudan border point

2014-01-20 12:48

Sudan has started admitting some of the thousands of South Sudanese refugees who have been waiting at a border post after escaping fighting in their country, a report says.

Bashir - talks only way forward

2014-01-07 07:33

Sudan's president says decades of war shows talks are the only way forward for the warring South Sudan sides.

Sudanese jailed 3-5 yrs for protest arson

2013-12-11 13:47

Three Sudanese have been jailed for three to five years for arson and looting during fuel protests in September, police say.

460 000 displaced in Darfur this year

2013-11-14 18:49

Tribal violence and rebel-government battles have displaced at least 460 000 people in Sudan's Darfur this year, as violence worsens in the western region.

Professors held in Khartoum campus raid

2013-10-29 22:31

Nine Sudanese university professors, many of them activists, have been detained during a campus raid, hours after President Omar al-Bashir spoke of political dialogue and reform.

African leaders ask UN to defer Kenya ICC trials

2013-10-23 07:33

The AU and Kenya have asked the UN Security Council to defer the trials of Kenya’s leaders at the ICC for one year so they can deal with the aftermath of the Nairobi mall attack.

Sudans' summit 'must block Abyei ballot'

2013-10-22 12:47

The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan must agree at their summit to block a one-sided referendum in the flashpoint Abyei region, a tribal chief says.

3 UN peacekeepers killed in Darfur ambush

2013-10-14 09:08

Attackers have swooped on a UN water cannon in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region, killing three Senegalese peacekeepers, the UN says.

New Sudan protests as Bashir orders women freed

2013-10-07 10:25

Shouts for "freedom" have filled the air in a Sudanese town during renewed anti-government demonstrations, witnesses say , while authorities freed some people arrested after earlier protests.

Social media activist held in Sudan

2013-10-02 18:33

A social media activist working for the World Bank has been arrested in Sudan in a crackdown after fuel price hikes sparked deadly protests.

Female Sudan university students in new protest

2013-10-01 13:56

Female university students in Sudan have protested for a second day running, their campus president says, on the ninth day of anti-government demonstrations.

Sudan defends crackdown

2013-09-30 18:05

Sudan has pointed to "fake" victim photos and foreign interference as it defends a deadly crackdown on protesters.

Sudan protesters call Bashir a 'killer'

2013-09-28 14:12

Thousands of demonstrators have called Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir a "killer", the sixth day protests sparked by fuel price hikes in a nation already burdened by economic pain and war.

Groups say 50 killed in Sudan protests

2013-09-27 12:34

Sudanese police killed at least 50 people this week, often "shooting to kill" when they moved to quell angry protests over government’s cut of fuel subsidies, rights groups say.

Army deploys after deadly Khartoum riots

2013-09-26 12:56

Sudanese authorities have deployed troops around vital installations and gas stations in Khartoum following days of rioting over gas price hikes that left at least 30 dead.

Bashir cancels plan to attend UN assembly

2013-09-26 10:23

Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir will not attend the UN General Assembly, a UN official says, as the Sudanese leader faces protests over fuel subsidy cuts at home.

Will Uhuru Kenyatta attend UN meet?

2013-09-18 14:12

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is facing trial for alleged crimes against humanity, is scheduled to attend the UN General Assembly next week but has yet to confirm he will do so.

Kiir in Sudan ahead of oil deadline

2013-09-03 14:24

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has landed in Khartoum for a summit aimed at averting a shutdown of oil pipelines vital to both Sudan and South Sudan.

We killed 100, Darfur tribe says

2013-07-30 16:14

An Arab tribe in Sudan's Darfur says it has killed 100 members of a rival tribe, adding ro a mounting death toll from an upsurge in violence this year.


EU wants to divide Africa, says Sudan

2014-03-31 09:05

Sudan has accused the European Union of trying to divide Africa after the EU refused to invite President Omar al-Bashir to a major summit this week.

UN raises alarm over escalating violence in Darfur

2014-03-28 08:44

The UN and AU officials have sounded an alarm over the worsening violence in Sudan’s western Darfur region, which has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people.

EU-AU summit: Mugabe's wife not invited

2014-03-25 14:53

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson has reportedly taken a swipe at the EU's "attempt to stop the first lady from travelling with her husband" who is set to attend an EU-AU summit in Belgium next week.

Students protest over Darfur violence

2014-03-12 10:31

Sudanese police have used tear gas and batons against students protesting in Khartoum against government policies in the restive region of Darfur, a witness says.

Sudan-rebel peace talks set to resume

2014-02-25 22:04

The African Union hopes a resumption of peace talks between Khartoum and rebels this week will lead to their joining a broader dialogue about Sudan's political future.

Sudan dissident calls for rebel amnesty

2014-01-29 12:31

Sudanese armed rebels must be given amnesty and political prisoners should be freed, a leading dissident expelled by Sudan’s ruling party says.

S Sudan govt says poised to retake key town

2014-01-07 15:06

South Sudan’s government says it is poised to recapture a key town from rebel forces, as peace talks being held in neighbouring Ethiopia appear to be making slow progress.

Bashir visits S Sudan amid efforts to end war

2014-01-06 12:47

South Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir has arrived in South Sudan’s capital Juba for a day of talks on the country’s three-week-old unrest.

Sudan, Ethiopia in cross-border power link

2013-12-04 12:52

Sudan and Ethiopia are set to inaugurate a cross-border electricity link which an analyst says aims to strengthen Khartoum-Addis Ababa ties as tensions persist with Egypt over a giant dam.

Sudan Islamist scholars moved to change

2013-10-31 22:20

Sudanese Islamist scholars have formed a National Movement for Change that hopes to lead a search for alternatives to the country's "failed" political system.

Bashir vows to work with S Sudan on Abyei

2013-10-28 14:26

Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir has pledged to work with his South Sudanese counterpart to settle the future of the contested Abyei region.

Sudan, S Sudan leaders seek Abyei deal

2013-10-22 15:04

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has met with his southern counterpart Salva Kiir amid pressure to strike a deal on the disputed Abyei region and other issues.

Bashir arrives in South Sudan for talks

2013-10-22 10:12

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has arrived in South Sudan, as pressure mounts over the contested flashpoint enclave of Abyei and other issues left unresolved since the countries split two years ago.

Africa must stand up against ICC, says Zim

2013-10-11 08:59

Zimbabwe's justice minister says his nation will back any calls for African countries that want to break ties with the ICC at the continentwide African Union summit this weekend in Ethiopia.

Women, kids rally for Sudan protest detainees

2013-10-03 14:58

Women and children have rallied quietly outside Sudan's state security headquarters calling for the release of detainees held in a crackdown after protests over fuel price hikes.

Sudan fuel price hikes 'aim to avert collapse'

2013-10-02 09:00

Fuel price hikes that sparked deadly protests in Sudan were designed to prevent economic meltdown, President Omar al-Bashir says in his first comments on the unrest.

Kerry avoids criticising Sudan's crackdown on rioters

2013-10-01 07:52

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met with his Sudanese counterpart Ali Karti but failed to repeat strong US criticism of a deadly crackdown on protesters.

Sudan marchers demand regime overthrow

2013-09-30 09:28

At least 1 000 people have marched in the Sudanese capital calling for the government’s overthrow, after a ceremony in which they mourned those gunned down in days of fuel price protests, witnesses say.

Sudan braces for new anti-govt demos

2013-09-27 15:01

Sudan is bracing for a fifth day of demonstrations against fuel price hikes that have turned into anti-government protests, as security forces were accused of shooting dead 50 people.

Fresh riots rock Sudan

2013-09-26 14:13

Fresh rioting has erupted in Sudan as protests sparked by a government decision to scrap fuel subsidies raged into a fourth day and medics reported an overall toll of 29 people killed.

Sudan's protest 'the deadliest in years'

2013-09-26 11:08

Thousands of protesters have torched cars and petrol stations in central parts of Khartoum as they demonstrated over fuel subsidy cuts.

2 dead in Sudan anti-govt protest

2013-09-25 12:44

Two people have been killed in the Khartoum area in riots sparked by the lifting of government fuel subsidies, police and the family of one of the victims say.

Sudan to allow South Sudan oil flow

2013-09-03 23:13

Sudan's president has reversed the order to stop the South Sudan oil flow after the presidents met.

'No authorisation' for Bashir plane: Saudi

2013-08-06 14:55

A plane carrying Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to Tehran was blocked from crossing Saudi Arabian airspace because no prior approval had been sought, say the kingdom's civil aviation authorities.

Talks underway for new S Sudan govt

2013-07-26 09:16

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has held consultations with a view to setting up a new government, two days after firing his entire cabinet, a government official says.

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