Sudan troops battle rebels in war-torn South Kordofan

2015-01-13 11:43

The Sudanese military has been battling insurgency for control of parts of the conflict-stricken South Kordofan region, both sides say, giving conflicting reports of the situation there.

Sudan's Bashir claims victory over ICC

2014-12-13 20:33

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has claimed victory over the International Criminal Court after it shelved further investigation of war crimes in Darfur, and reaffirmed his hard line on the rebel region.

New Sudan opposition alliance forms

2014-12-04 10:19

Sudanese opposition parties and rebels meeting in Addis Ababa have agreed to form a new alliance, one of the groups says, urging the creation of a transitional government in Khartoum.

Sudan, S Sudan resume border work

2014-11-04 22:55

The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to resume work to demarcate their contested border, a dispute that boiled over into armed conflict between the countries in 2012.

Egypt, Sudan to co-ordinate on Libya unrest

2014-10-20 05:00

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi says his country will work with Sudan to support Libya's military against Islamic militants.

Sudan's Bashir: 163 troops killed

2014-07-14 15:08

Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir, giving a rare battlefield toll, says 163 members of the controversial Rapid Support Forces have been killed in Darfur and South Kordofan.

Newspaper of Bashir's uncle banned again

2014-07-07 12:20

A Sudanese newspaper run by an uncle of President Omar al-Bashir has been suspended again after printing just one edition following an earlier ban, the publisher says.

Khartoum 'must do more before talks resume'

2014-06-18 13:57

The release of Sudan’s former PM is not enough for resumption of a national dialogue aimed at resolving the country’s multiple crises, a leading opposition figure says.

Sudan arrests 2nd opposition leader

2014-06-09 07:44

Sudanese authorities have arrested the head of Sudan’s opposition Congress Party, a party official says, weeks after the arrest of another opposition leader, Sadiq al-Mahdi, sparked violent anti-government protests.

Arrest of Sudan's ex-PM 'undermines crisis talks'

2014-05-19 10:11

The arrest of Sudan’s former PM and leading opposition figure Sadiq al-Mahdi undermines talks aimed at finding a way out of the country’s multiple crisis, observers says.

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.


Sudan rights group's office raided

2014-12-21 19:04

Sudanese security agents have raided the headquarters of a human rights monitor and seized computers, a member of the group says.

Sudan ceasefire talks bomb

2014-12-10 05:10

The Sudanese government and rebels say they have failed to agree on a ceasefire after three weeks of negotiations.

Attacker kills 2 guards at Sudan presidential palace

2014-11-08 16:06

An assailant has killed two Sudanese soldiers before being shot dead himself when he tried to enter the building where President Omar al-Bashir has his offices, a spokesperson says.

Sudan security seize newspaper

2014-10-29 08:10

Sudanese security agents have seized the latest edition of a newspaper published by an uncle of President Omar al-Bashir, after having already given permission for it to be printed.

Sudan arrests dozens of activists

2014-10-02 08:26

Sudan has arrested scores of activists, lawyers and journalists over the past two weeks in a crackdown coinciding with the anniversary of massive protests against the lifting of fuel subsidies.

Security-linked website hacked in Sudan

2014-07-11 12:10

Hackers have attacked a Sudanese website close to the country’s powerful security apparatus, a report says.

Sudanese youth activist tortured - family

2014-07-03 07:41

The family of a detained Sudanese youth activist, held for 50 days without charge, has alleged he has been tortured in detention.

ICC: UN fails to bring Sudan's Bashir to justice

2014-06-18 09:17

The prosecutor of the ICC has condemned the UN Security Council for its failure to take action to bring Sudan’s president and others accused of war crimes in Darfur justice.

Sudan bans media from reporting on detained leader

2014-05-27 10:26

Sudan's general prosecutor has barred media from reporting news related to the detention of a top opposition leader who was arrested for criticising the government’s security policy in Darfur.

Sudan intelligence agency in court challenge to opposition

2014-05-13 10:37

Sudan’s powerful intelligence service has filed a criminal complaint against the leader of a major opposition party, disputing claims a counter-insurgency unit looted, raped and committed arson.

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.

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