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3 Ethiopian peacekeepers killed in Darfur attack

2014-10-17 09:52

Three Ethiopian peacekeepers have been killed in an attack in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, the joint UN-African Union mission says, the latest deaths in increasingly dangerous peace operations in Africa.

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.

Cape-to-Cape racer enters Africa

2014-09-25 13:08

Volkswagen's Toareg team is currently passing through Sudan on its world-record bid to make it to the to the southernmost tip of Africa from the northernmost tip of Europe in 10 days.

Fears for S Sudan's future after foreign worker ban

2014-09-17 16:52

A move by war-torn South Sudan to turf out foreign workers has been met with shock, consternation and dire predictions that the country is being led towards total collapse.

Mbeki sees big step to end Sudan wars

2014-09-10 22:04

Efforts to end Sudan's wars and other crises have made a major advance, the African Union's chief mediator Thabo Mbeki said after talks in Khartoum.

Senior Sudan opposition figure freed

2014-09-09 16:15

Sudanese authorities have released a senior member of the opposition Umma Party who was detained last month after the party reached a deal to co-operate with rebels.

Sanction threat on peace deal in S Sudan

2014-08-14 11:30

The United States is considering sanctions on anyone impeding attempts to reach a peace agreement in South Sudan.

Two Sudan men die after floggings

2014-08-09 06:30

Two Sudanese men have died after being detained and flogged 40 times each, a rights group says.

Sudan cabinet meets after 23 die in floods

2014-08-05 22:17

Sudan's cabinet has met in emergency session after flooding killed 23 people, destroyed thousands of homes and sparked complaints of government negligence.

Sudan woman facing execution for apostasy arrives in US

2014-08-01 08:28

A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, has arrived in the United States.

Christians harassed in Sudan

2014-07-24 19:14

Church properties have been bulldozed and seized in a climate of growing harassment of minority Christians in Islamist-run Sudan since the south's 2011 independence.

27 dead in Sudan bus crash

2014-07-21 19:15

Twenty-seven people have been killed in Sudan when a bus and a transport truck collided south of the capital Khartoum.

Sudan editor severely beaten after call for Israeli ties

2014-07-20 08:58

Armed men have raided the offices of a Sudanese newspaper and have severely beat the chief editor who had called for normalisation of ties with Israel.

At least 7 million need aid in Sudan

2014-07-16 11:08

Worsening conflict in Darfur and an influx of people fleeing war in South Sudan have helped push to almost seven million the number needing aid in Sudan, the UN says.

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.

Dire conditions in Darfur town - UN

2014-07-10 18:27

Aid workers in Sudan have found dire conditions after entering a town in war-torn Darfur that had been off-limits to most of them for three years.

8 freed, 5 convicted in Sudan protest arson trial

2014-07-08 14:10

A Sudanese judge has thrown out charges against eight men accused of arson and looting during demonstrations last September, but five others have been convicted.

Ambush kills district chief in Darfur

2014-07-07 09:12

Gunman have ambushed and killed a district chief in Sudan’s South Darfur, the state governor says, after tribal clashes elsewhere in the troubled region reportedly left 18 dead.

150 killed in Sudan clan battle

2014-07-04 08:53

A battle between rival Sudanese clans near an oil-drilling site has killed 150 people and wounded 100 more, a report says.

Helicopter not downed in Kordofan – army

2014-07-03 15:16

Sudan's military has denied one of its helicopter gunships has been shot down in South Kordofan, after rebels released photographs claiming to show crippled machine.

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.

Sudan tribal militia battles kill up to 22

2014-07-02 12:09

Battles between Sudanese tribal militia armed with machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades have left up to 22 people dead in a border region of Darfur, sources say.

Darfur rebel chief 'killed in action'

2014-06-30 08:43

A Darfur rebel leader, who experts say was responsible for some of the deadliest attacks against Sudanese forces has been killed in action, a report says.

Sudan apostate's hubby expresses relief

2014-06-27 09:57

The husband of a Sudanese Christian woman facing threats after her apostasy death sentence was overturned has expressed relief that the family has been given refuge at the US embassy.

Sudanese Christian woman freed again

2014-06-26 17:58

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned has been freed again after being detained on accusations of forging travel documents.

 

Sudan court annuls marriage of five-year-old girl

2014-10-04 12:13

A court in the Sudanese capital's twin city of Omdurman has annulled the marriage of a girl wed at the age of five to a man in his 40s.

Spanish diplomat found dead at home in Sudan

2014-09-29 19:58

A Spanish diplomat has been found dead with stab wounds in his home in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, Sudanese police say.

Sudan lifts ban on Red Cross operations

2014-09-22 21:31

The Red Cross says Sudan has ended a ban on its aid operations, imposed by the government in February.

Sudan frees opposition party leader

2014-09-16 10:25

Sudan has released an opposition leader who was detained for three months after accusing counter-insurgency paramilitaries of abuses against civilians in the Darfur region, his party says.

Israel illegally coerces migrants to leave: HRW

2014-09-09 16:19

Israel has illegally coerced almost 7 000 African migrants into returning to their home countries, where some face persecution, Human Rights Watch says.

Protests, gunfire at Darfur displaced camp

2014-09-09 10:32

Tensions have escalated at a camp for disabled people in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region, peacekeepers say after demonstrations and gunfire.

South Sudan rebel chief meets Sudan's Bashir

2014-08-10 21:50

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar has held talks with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir as a deadline passed to end months of civil war in the South.

Sudanese killed in Libya

2014-08-06 18:38

Eighteen Sudanese have been killed by a rocket strike in the Libyan capital, but Khartoum says the situation does not yet warrant an evacuation of its nationals.

Sudan flood victims beg for help

2014-08-04 10:37

As Sudan's rainy season begins, there have already been three brief, violent storms in the capital region. Official media say more than 3 000 homes have been destroyed around the country.

Sudan 'apostate' meets Pope

2014-07-25 09:03

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, has met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the US.

Sudan 'apostate' arrives in Italy

2014-07-24 17:28

A Sudanese woman who has been spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on an Italian government plane.

Darfur rebels deny killing 13 civilians

2014-07-21 13:22

Rebels in Sudan’s Darfur have denied killing 13 civilians, calling government claims of their involvement a fabrication, a report says.

Aid workers free after 32-day captivity in Darfur

2014-07-19 18:49

Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies have been released in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers say.

US dad claims African kingdom

2014-07-15 09:34

A US father has laid claim to a tract of land between Egypt and Sudan so his daughter can be a princess, a report says.

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.

Life-saving aid deal between Sudan, South Sudan

2014-07-09 20:12

Life-saving aid could move from Sudan to its former enemy South Sudan under a deal to feed some of the millions battling hunger in the war-torn South, a diplomat says.

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.

Sudan forces Eritrean refugees to return home

2014-07-04 14:30

Sudan is forcing Eritrean refugees to return to their home country, the UN says, warning that their lives and liberty are at risk.

MSF team blocked in Darfur

2014-07-03 22:09

Sudanese authorities have blocked a Doctors Without Borders emergency team from travelling to Darfur to help thousands of recently-displaced people who are barely surviving.

S Sudan famine within weeks - aid agencies

2014-07-03 10:15

Famine is set to break out in war-torn South Sudan within weeks unless massive funding for food aid is provided, aid agencies have warned.

I gave birth with my legs chained – Sudan 'apostate'

2014-07-02 13:26

The Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for apostasy when she was heavily pregnant has raised concern that her baby could be disabled.

Sudan Christian faces new legal challenge

2014-07-02 05:00

Muslim 'relatives' of a Sudanese Christian woman hiding at the US embassy are taking her to court to try to prove she belongs to their family.

Sudan 'apostate' to seek dismissal of forgery rap

2014-06-28 14:18

Lawyers for a Sudanese Christian woman who has sought refuge at the US embassy will seek dismissal of forgery charges against her so she can then leave Sudan, one of them says.

Sudan 'apostate' takes refuge in US embassy

2014-06-27 07:48

A Sudanese woman detained when she tried to travel to the US after her release from death row has taken refuge at the US embassy after being freed, her lawyer says.

'Apostate' mom still under police questioning

2014-06-25 11:57

A Sudanese Christian woman remains under investigation by Khartoum police, her lawyer says, a day after she was stopped trying to leave Sudan following annulment of her apostasy death sentence.

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