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'Insecurity' prevents UN, EU mission to Darfur camp

2014-04-10 11:57

Instability in Sudan’s Darfur region has prevented top UN officials and European diplomats from visiting a camp where thousands have fled the worst fighting in a decade, officials say.

Ancient statues stolen from Sudan heritage site

2014-04-02 11:00

Three statues linked to royal burial ceremonies in Sudan's ancient Napatan civilisation have been stolen from a museum near a Unesco World Heritage site, an official say.

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.

UN aid programmes suspended in east Sudan

2014-03-26 17:49

Sudan has suspended a United Nations programme which gives job training and other assistance to thousands of refugees and local residents in poverty-stricken east Sudan, the UN said on Wednesday.

Gunmen attack, burn displaced camp in Darfur

2014-03-24 15:37

Gunmen have attacked and burned a camp for displaced people in Sudan’s Darfur region, peacekeepers say, adding to an upsurge of suspected militia violence which has wreaked havoc.

Deadly Sudan shootout in Darfur city

2014-03-19 07:41

A Sudanese policeman has been killed in a shootout with gangsters in the North Darfur capital El Fasher, the governor says, in the latest sign of growing lawlessness in his state.

3 200-year-old skeleton found with cancer

2014-03-18 07:41

Archaeologists have found a 3 200-year-old skeleton of a man with a spreading form of cancer, the oldest example so far of a disease often associated with modern lifestyles.

Amnesty: Darfur rights situation dire

2014-03-14 07:43

The human rights situation in Sudan’s Darfur region remains dire as civilians continue to bear the brunt of abuses, 11 years after conflict broke out there, Amnesty International says.

AU sets April deadline for Sudan peace deal

2014-03-12 20:35

Sudan's government and rebels in war-torn Blue Nile and South Kordofan states have until 30 April to reach a peace deal, the AU says.

Sudan cops fire tear gas after funeral of slain student

2014-03-12 12:21

Sudanese police have fired tear gas after mourners called for “revolution following the funeral of a student allegedly gunned down by security forces at a protest against violence in Darfur.

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.

Women's Day event denied permission in Sudan

2014-03-09 21:00

Sudanese authorities have refused permission for an International Women's Day event in Khartoum, an activist says.

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 sends new troops to front lines

2014-02-27 22:12

Khartoum has dispatched reinforcements to its front lines as government and rebel delegations gathered in the Ethiopian capital to resume talks to end the fighting.

Bashir defies world, goes to DRC

2014-02-25 22:39

Sudan's leader has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sparking calls for his arrest on international warrants.

Sudan sex video man gets 40 lashes

2014-02-20 22:30

A Sudanese man whose video of others having sex with a pregnant Ethiopian teenager created a rare case of internet controversy in the conservative nation has been sentenced to 40 lashes.

Collecting the dead in South Sudan

2014-02-16 14:44

Beneath skies filled with vultures circling the ghost town of Bor in South Sudan's Jonglei state, diggers are clearing more space for the bodies slowly filling the ground.

UN urges ceasefire as Sudan-rebel talks begin

2014-02-13 10:32

The UN has urged Sudan and rebels, meeting for their first time peace talks in almost a year, to reach an immediate ceasefire so that aid can reach more than one million civilians

Red Cross ordered to suspend Sudan work

2014-02-01 15:59

Sudanese authorities have ordered the Red Cross to suspend its activities, in the latest restriction to be placed on foreign aid workers in the country.

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.

UN: 400 000 fled Darfur violence last year

2014-01-24 12:22

The UN peacekeeping chief says nearly half a million people were forced to flee new outbreak of violence last year in Darfur.

Crisis looms in South Sudan

2014-01-12 14:17

The world's youngest nation was born with such high hopes, but four weeks since political rivalry spiralled into violence, little stands between impoverished South Sudan and all-out civil war.

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.

 

UN: South Sudan oil state battles a concern

2014-04-17 12:37

United Nations peacekeepers are "gravely concerned" about heavy fighting in South Sudan's key oil state of Unity, after rebels seized the town of Bentiu.

Sudan expels UN agency chief

2014-04-09 13:01

Sudan has expelled the head of a UN agency in the country and accused her of interfering in domestic affairs, the foreign ministry 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.

Attacks in Darfur 'ugly blemish'

2014-03-27 13:40

Attacks on villages in Darfur allegedly by a paramilitary unit are an “ugly blemish” on efforts to find a peaceful solution for the restive Sudanese region, Darfur’s peacekeeper says.

Darfur catastrophe unfolding

2014-03-24 20:38

The situation in Darfur is beginning to deteriorate for the worse, and has gone back to the days of deepening crisis 10 years ago.

Sudan, South to resume border monitoring

2014-03-20 07:53

Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to reactivate a joint monitoring force along their contested border, a source says, as the southern government fights a rebellion.

Sudan aid situation deteriorating

2014-03-18 22:02

The number of Sudanese in need of aid has risen 40% over the past year, boosted by worsening conflict in the country.

Sudan isolation mounts

2014-03-14 13:14

Major European and Saudi banks have stopped dealing with Sudan, diplomatic and other sources say, adding to the sanctions-hit country’s isolation.

100 000 have fled Darfur fighting in 6 weeks

2014-03-13 09:05

Approximately 100 000 people have fled their homes in Sudan’s Darfur region because of an upsurge of violence in the last six weeks, the UN peacekeeping chief says.

Peace, freedom, justice, angry Sudanese shout

2014-03-12 13:24

In the first major show of discontent since dozens of people were gunned down in anti-regime protests last year, protesters in Sudan have demanded peace, freedom and justice in their country.

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.

UN alarmed over attacks on civilians in Darfur

2014-03-11 14:28

The UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has voiced alarm over armed groups targeting civilians in Sudan’s conflict-ridden region and urged an “immediate” end to the violence.

Sudan says has no links to Red Sea 'arms ship'

2014-03-06 14:43

Sudan has no connection with a ship intercepted in the Red Sea allegedly carrying rockets from Iran to Gaza, Khartoum’s foreign ministry says.

Arson, looting may have displaced 40 000 in Darfur

2014-03-04 15:05

Almost 40 000 people may have been displaced by militia arson and looting in Sudan’s Darfur region, according to new data.

ICC leads calls for Bashir arrest

2014-02-26 18:20

The International Criminal Court has called for the government of Democratic Republic of Congo to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide in Darfur.

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.

20 S Sudan soldiers charged for abusing civilians

2014-02-18 10:36

A South Sudanese military official says more than 20 South Sudanese have been charged with murdering civilians during fighting.

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.

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Sudan unrest

2014-02-11 10:49

The latest top photographs of the Sudan unrest.

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Unexploded munitions a threat in Darfur

2014-01-31 11:07

From aircraft bombs to cluster munitions and grenades, the Ordnance Disposal Office of the international peacekeeping force in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur has found and destroyed them all.

Russian diplomat, wife stabbed in Sudan

2014-01-29 07:42

A Russian diplomat and his wife have been stabbed in Sudan’s capital by a man from Central African Republic, Khartoum police say.

Sudan petrol stations barricaded after 'problem'

2014-01-21 14:38

Motorists in the Sudanese capital have faced barricades and queues at petrol stations for a third day, after what an official called a distribution problem.

Africa sees violent, deadly start to 2014

2014-01-11 22:10

Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a very violent start to 2014, with raging conflicts in South Sudan and Central African Republic, as well as continued violence in the DRC, and attacks in Somalia and Kenya.

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.

 
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