UN sees 70% shortfall in aid for South Sudan refugees

2017-07-24 21:00

Only 30% of $1.4bn aid needed in 2017 for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan has been raised, a UN official has said, raising fears of aid cuts.

'Less fighting' in Darfur led to troops cut: UN official

2017-07-21 15:22

A reduction in fighting in Sudan's Darfur, where a brutal conflict has killed thousands, prompted the UN to downsize the number of peacekeepers deployed there, a top UN official says.

Tragedy in the Nuba Mountains: hunger and starvation are constants

2017-07-18 16:35

The world has turned its back on the Nuba people of Sudan. Despite the critical need for food, none of the organisations involved in helping people in dire need have attempted to deliver aid to them, writes Samuel Totten.

Sudan party warns extended US sanctions may encourage unrest

2017-07-13 17:41

The party of Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir says it would hold the US responsible for any insecurity in Sudan after Washington extended decades-old sanctions against Khartoum.

Sudan may return to war if US keeps sanctions: minister

2017-07-12 13:30

Sudan could fall back into war if Washington fails to lift decades-old sanctions, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has said, insisting that Khartoum sees the embargo as "unacceptable".

UN hopes for 'positive' US decision on Sudan sanctions

2017-07-10 20:59

The United Nations says it hopes the United States will make a "positive decision" on sanctions against Sudan for allowing more humanitarian aid access across war zones as sought.

Sudan hopes Trump takes 'courageous' decision to lift sanctions

2017-07-10 18:00

Hopes are running high in Sudan that US President Donald Trump will decide this week to lift Washington's sanctions on Khartoum, despite rights groups calling for the decades-old embargo to be maintained.

ICC launches scathing attack on South Africa for failing to arrest Omar al-Bashir

2017-07-06 21:53

The International Criminal Court says it is not necessary to refer the Omar al-Bashir matter to the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome of Statute or the United Nations Security Council.

Government to study ICC ruling on Omar al-Bashir

2017-07-06 19:44

Government will peruse the International Criminal Court ruling that found SA failed to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during the African Union Summit in June 2015, the Department of International Relations said on Thursday.

Sudan extends ceasefire in 3 conflict zones

2017-07-03 10:20

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has extended a unilateral ceasefire for nearly four months in the war-torn regions of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, state media says.


Sudan clashes kill up to 10 in Darfur: tribal chiefs

2017-07-23 19:00

Clashes between two Arab tribes in Sudan's war-torn state of East Darfur have killed up to 10 people, tribal leaders say.

Trump administration letting Africa's crises drift: Experts

2017-07-19 20:15

When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol.

Sudan says to push for full lifting of US sanctions

2017-07-14 15:03

Sudan says it will press on with efforts to achieve a full lifting of US sanctions against Khartoum, even as it hoped Washington would reverse its decision to extend a decades-old trade embargo.

Sudan's Bashir 'suspends sanctions talks with US'

2017-07-13 06:10

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has suspended negotiations with the US on ending decades-old sanctions against Khartoum after Washington extended the embargo by three months, state media reports.

Sudan's top diplomat urges permanent lifting of US sanctions

2017-07-11 18:35

Sudan is urging the United States to permanently lift trade sanctions that were imposed on the country since 1993 but relaxed temporarily last January.

Sudan court fines award-winning journalist

2017-07-10 20:01

A Sudanese has court ordered award-winning journalist Amal Habani to pay a fine or face jail time in a case where a security officer accused her of preventing his from doing his job.

67 migrants saved after being left for dead in Niger desert

2017-07-07 18:02

Niger authorities rescued 67 West African migrants in Niger's northern desert this week after traffickers left them there without food or water, says a humanitarian source.

ICC ruling an 'indictment on ANC' - DA

2017-07-06 19:45

The DA says the ICC's ruling that South Africa should have arrested Sudan President Omar al-Bashir in 2015 when he visited the country, was an indictment of the ANC-led government.

Sudan's Bashir plans maiden Russia trip

2017-07-03 17:57

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will visit Moscow for the first time in August following an invitation from his Russian counterpart to discuss regional and international issues, says the foreign minister

Sudanese doctors urge measures against cholera outbreak

2017-07-03 06:04

Sudanese doctors and aid workers are urging the government to declare a state of emergency over a cholera outbreak

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