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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.

Diplomatic row as 'apostate' mom is re-arrested

2014-06-25 07:55

A diplomatic row has escalated between Sudan and US after a Sudanese woman who was released from death row a few days ago was re-arrested as she and her family sought to fly out of Khartoum.

Sudan Christian 'apostate' sent to secret location

2014-06-24 08:52

The Sudanese Christian woman who was freed weeks after being sentenced to death for apostasy has been sent to a secret location for a protection amid fears some might try to harm her.

Sudan asks Egypt to rejoin Nile Basin body

2014-06-20 14:00

Sudan has appealed for Egypt to resume full participation in a 10-nation Nile River forum, four years after Cairo withdrew over fears for its access to the crucial water source.

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 bombs hospital in Kordofan

2014-06-17 14:34

Sudanese air force bombs have hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in war-torn South Kordofan, the group says, in the second incident of its kind in weeks.

US slams Sudan over Christian mom's death penalty

2014-06-13 07:58

US Secretary of State John Kerry has criticised Sudan for sentencing a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, urging Khartoum to repeal its laws banning Muslims from converting.

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.

41 killed in Sudan clashes over oil-rich land

2014-06-02 11:04

At least 41 people have been killed in clashes between rival Sudanese clans over the ownership of land being explored for oil in West Kordofan state, a tribal source says.

British PM appalled by 'barbaric' death sentence

2014-05-31 19:56

British Prime Minister David Cameron says he is "appalled" by the "barbaric" death sentence given to a Sudanese woman for apostasy.

 

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 war-zone bombing may be 'starvation' policy

2014-06-25 10:57

Intensified bombing in Sudan's war-torn Kordofan may be part of an attempt to starve the population, Amnesty International says.

Freed Christian arrested trying to leave Sudan

2014-06-24 17:57

A Sudanese Christian woman has been arrested at Khartoum airport a day after a court annulled her death sentence for apostasy and released her from prison.

Over 50m driven from homes by war, crisis

2014-06-20 14:35

The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency 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 death row 'apostate' mother unchained

2014-06-18 05:30

Sudanese jailers removed the chains from a Christian woman, sentenced to death for apostasy, after she gave birth in prison last month.

Sudan frees jailed opposition leader Al-Mahdi

2014-06-15 22:00

Sudanese authorities have released opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan's State Minister of Information Yasser Youssef says.

Sudan, rebels clash in South Kordofan

2014-06-10 07:32

The Sudanese army says it has killed 110 rebels as it repelled an assault in South Kordofan state.

Sudan: Woman appeals 'apostasy' death sentence

2014-06-05 11:22

A defence lawyer for a Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith says she has appealed the verdict.

Sudan mom facing death sentence to be freed

2014-05-31 22:45

A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy will be "freed within days", a foreign ministry official says.

Sudan woman on death row for apostasy gives birth

2014-05-29 17:05

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death earlier this month after refusing to renounce her Christian faith has given birth in prison.

 
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