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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.

Concern over Sudan arrests

2014-12-12 18:32

The UN human rights office has expressed deep concern about the arrests of opposition figures and rights activists in Sudan.

Sudan puts tighter controls on UN peacekeepers

2014-12-05 10:52

Sudan has imposed tighter controls on a massive, troubled UN peacekeeping force while trying to pressure it to leave the country, and it claims allegations of a mass rape in Darfur have been found to be not true.

At least 133 killed in tribal clashes in Sudan

2014-11-28 10:00

At least 133 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in clashes between two groups belonging to an Arab tribe in Sudan's West Kordofan state, a tribal leader says.

Sudan rebels claim raids on Blue Nile army bases

2014-11-23 22:01

Sudanese rebels have said that they attacked two military bases in war-torn Blue Nile state, days after attending a round of peace talks with the government.

Sudan warplanes bomb South Sudan border zones

2014-11-14 13:16

Sudanese warplanes have bombed South Sudan, wounding six civilians in areas bordering war zone regions where Khartoum is trying to crush rebel fighters, reports said Friday.

Wounded SANDF members recovering in hospital

2014-11-12 14:48

Two SA National Defence Force soldiers who were critically wounded in an ambush in Sudan are recuperating well, the SANDF says.

No immediate proof found of mass Darfur rape

2014-11-11 08:17

The joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region says an initial investigation has turned up no evidence of a claimed mass rape.

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, 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.

Ramaphosa back from Sudan

2014-11-01 06:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived back in South Africa after his visit to four African countries.

UN says Darfur mission withheld details

2014-10-29 21:16

The UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western Darfur region has failed to provide headquarters with full reports on attacks against civilians and peacekeepers.

Libya PM accepts Sudan peace plan

2014-10-28 21:35

Sudan saysLibya's internationally recognised premier has accepted its proposal to bring together different groups in his strife-torn North African nation for talks.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

Gunmen on camels kill 15 in Darfur

2014-11-28 07:28

Gunmen on camels have killed 15 civilians and wounded 10 others in an attack in Sudan's South Darfur, the region's government says.

Sudan summons Unamid head over 'mass rape' report

2014-11-15 07:14

Sudan has summoned the head of the UN-African Mission in Darfur over reports government troops carried out a mass rape in the war-torn region, an official says.

Sudan inflation slows

2014-11-12 18:19

Sudan's inflation rate has declined for a third consecutive month in October as the effect of fuel subsidy cuts introduced last year eased.

UN greets first food convoy from Sudan

2014-11-11 11:04

The UN is welcoming the arrival of the first food convoy from Sudan to northern South Sudan as a step forward in relations between the feuding neighbours.

Sudan army denies Darfur mass rape report

2014-11-09 22:05

The Sudanese army has said a media report that its troops had carried out a mass rape in the war-torn western region of Darfur was "unjustified and unreasonable".

Sudan denies UN access in Darfur amid mass rape claims

2014-11-06 12:39

Sudanese troops have denied UN and AU peacekeepers access to a town in the country's western Darfur region to investigate reports of an alleged mass rape of some 200 women and girls.

No update on SA soldiers wounded in Sudan

2014-11-02 14:47

There has been no update on the condition of two soldiers wounded in Sudan while on UN/African Union peacekeeping duties, the SANDF says.

SA soldiers ambushed in Sudan

2014-10-31 05:00
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Four SA National Defence Force soldiers deployed as part of a UN/African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan, have been wounded in an ambush near their base.

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.

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.

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