Military attack kills 42 Somali refugees off Yemen's coast

2017-03-17 19:29

A military vessel and a helicopter gunship have attacked a boat packed with Somali refugees off the coast of Yemen, killing at least 42 people in the dead of night

PIC: 70-year-old man sits for primary school exam, hopes to go to university

2017-03-07 15:02

A 70-year-old Sudanese man has sat for his primary school exam in the country's west Kordofan state, with hope to proceed to secondary school and eventually university, a report says.

Sudan jails rights activists in spy, fake reports case

2017-03-06 19:09

A Sudanese court has sentenced three human rights activists to a year each in jail after convicting them of publishing fake reports or spying, says their lawyer.

Sudan's first PM since 1989 coup takes oath

2017-03-02 19:42

A former army general and top aide to President Omar al-Bashir has been sworn in as Sudan's first prime minister since the post was scrapped in a 1989 Islamist-backed coup.

Eritreans suffer as EU closes ways there

2017-02-28 22:24

A new report by Doctors Without Borders says thousands of Eritreans trying to reach Europe are suffering as the European Union works with the governments of Libya, Sudan and Ethiopia to keep them from completing the journey

32 000 South Sudanese already entered Sudan in 2017: UNHCR

2017-02-27 14:26

At least 32 000 South Sudanese have entered Sudan since the start of the year, with tens of thousands more expected to arrive fleeing a famine in their country, the UN refugee agency says.

Sudan's Bashir frees jailed Czech missionary: minister

2017-02-26 21:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the release of a Czech Christian aid worker sentenced to 24 years in jail on charges of spying and inciting hatred, says a minister.

Czech FM to press Sudan to free jailed missionary

2017-02-25 07:10

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek is expected to travel to Sudan to try to free a Czech Christian aid worker sentenced to 24 years in prison on charges including spying and inciting hatred.

Fighting smashes fragile calm in southern Sudan

2017-02-21 21:58

Clashes between Sudan's government and rebels in South Kordofan province smashed a months-long lull in fighting, the two sides have said.

Unicef launches $110m appeal for Sudan children

2017-02-15 21:57

The UN children's agency has launched a $110m appeal to help two million acutely malnourished children across Sudan, including hundreds of thousands living in conflict areas.


Top Africa stories: Cyclone Enawo, Mugabe, Lesotho

2017-03-07 20:00

Tropical cyclone Enawo has struck Madagascar,buffeting the island with heavy rain, and President Robert Mugabe's government has agreed to pay civil servants bonuses to avert a strike.

'Deep regret and discontent' over new US travel ban: Sudan

2017-03-07 12:05

Sudan has expressed "deep regret and discontent" over US President Donald Trump's revised travel ban barring its citizens from travelling to the United States.

Sudan rebels free 125 prisoners captured in fighting

2017-03-06 12:17

Sudanese rebels have released at least 125 prisoners they had captured in fighting with government forces, most of them soldiers, a report says.

Engine fire forces landing of Saudi-bound Sudan plane

2017-03-01 21:31

A Sudanese passenger plane flying to Saudi Arabia with 125 people on board made an emergency landing after one of its engines caught fire, the civil aviation ministry has said.

Exhausted S Sudanese refugees flock to Sudan transit camp

2017-02-27 22:20

After enduring years of fighting and food shortages, it was the deaths from hunger of many old women and children that finally made Rebecca James decide to flee South Sudan.

Czech missionary leaves Sudan after Bashir pardon

2017-02-27 10:16

A Czech Christian aid worker sentenced to 24 years in jail has left Sudan after President Omar al-Bashir ordered his release, says a foreign ministry official.

Woman journalist says being targeted by Sudan Islamic hardliners

2017-02-26 19:02

A Sudanese female journalist and critic of government policies said Sunday that she is under fire from hardliners who have accused her of "insulting Islam" in one of her columns.

Bashir orders full aid access to S Sudan famine areas

2017-02-23 22:22

President Omar al-Bashir has ordered Sudanese authorities to assist the delivery of international humanitarian aid to famine-hit South Sudan through the country, says an official said.

Sudan's president accompanies UAE's rulers to defense show

2017-02-20 06:07

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has accompanied two of the United Arab Emirates' most-powerful rulers to a defence show.

Explosives found in Sudan apartment after blast

2017-02-13 15:30

Sudanese security forces found bomb-making materials in a Khartoum apartment they raided after an early morning explosion wounded a man who is now on the run, police have said.

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