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Sudan frees thousands of prisoners over coronavirus fears

2020-03-25 18:46

Authorities in Sudan have ordered the release of thousands of prisoners to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading in the country's jails.

Sudan announces first coronavirus death

2020-03-13 17:13

Sudan has announced its first case of the novel coronavirus following the death of a 50-year-old man.

Sudan says FBI to help probe PM assassination bid

2020-03-11 21:56

American investigators will help Sudan with enquiries into a failed assassination attempt against Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, the Sudanese culture and information minister says.

Sudan June crackdown killed 241 people: rights group

2020-03-05 19:39

Sudanese security forces deliberately killed 241 people in a crackdown on a pro-democracy protesters in June, an international rights group says.

Sudan's Bashir dodged war crimes charges for a decade

2020-02-11 20:21

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir spent a decade flouting international arrest warrants on war crimes charges, travelling overseas in open defiance of the International Criminal Court.

Sudan says leader made no promises to Israel PM

2020-02-06 17:09

Sudan's cabinet said on Thursday that the country's leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan had made no promise to Israel's prime minister of "normalising ties" between the two countries.

Clashes in Darfur force at least 57 000 to flee: UN

2020-01-28 18:00

Violence in Sudan's West Darfur region has forced at least 57 000 people to flee their homes over the past month, including 11 000 who have crossed into Chad, the UN refugee agency says.

Sudan bans newspapers, TV stations over Bashir ties

2020-01-07 23:00

Sudan banned two newspapers and two television stations on Tuesday, saying they had received funding from the government of former president Omar al-Bashir who was ousted last year following protests.

Sudan sentences to death 27 agents who tortured protester to death

2019-12-30 18:17

A Sudanese court on Monday sentenced 27 intelligence agents to death for torturing and killing a protester early this year, an AFP correspondent said.

Sudanese celebrate, demand justice on uprising anniversary

2019-12-19 18:36

Exuberant crowds have taken to the streets of Sudan to celebrate the first anniversary of the uprising that toppled veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir and to demand justice for slain protesters.

 

Sudan defence minister dies of heart attack in South Sudan

2020-03-25 14:20

General Gamal al-Din Omar was in Juba for peace talks between his country's transitional government and rebel groups.

Sudan suspends flights over virus fears

2020-03-12 21:54

Sudan has suspended flights and closed its land border with Egypt, in efforts to prevent the arrival of the new coronavirus pandemic, a government statement says.

PICS | Sudan PM unharmed in assassination attempt: top aide

2020-03-09 13:28

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok survived unharmed an assassination attempt using explosives in the capital Khartoum on Monday, said his top aide.

Darfuris rejoice as Sudan agrees to hand Bashir to ICC

2020-02-17 13:23

In Sudan's sprawling Camp Kalma, people who fled the Darfur conflict are overjoyed at a pledge by the country's new authorities to finally deliver ex-president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court.

Bashir to face ICC for war crimes as Sudan vows to hand over ousted autocrat

2020-02-11 17:37

Sudan has agreed to hand ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir and others to the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in Darfur, a member of Khartoum's ruling body said on Tuesday.

UN warns world may pay 'terrible price' if it fails Sudan

2020-01-31 11:59

A top UN official has warned that the international community would "pay a terrible price" if it fails to help rebuild Sudan's dilapidated economy as the African country transitions to civilian rule.

No evidence of Sudan paramilitaries fighting in Libya - UN

2020-01-21 11:11

A United Nations panel has said it had no 'credible evidence' of Sudanese paramilitaries fighting in conflict-wracked Libya for military strongman Khalifa Haftar as alleged by some media outlets.

Four children among 18 killed in Sudan military plane crash - army

2020-01-03 11:49

Four children are among 18 people who have been killed after a Sudanese military transport plane crashed following take-off from West Darfur state, according to an army spokesperson.

Sudan free from Bashir but effects of sanctions linger

2019-12-20 16:36

A year after the start of a protest movement that led to the fall of dictator Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is looking for a fresh start - but its economy is in recession.

Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir gets two years' detention for corruption

2019-12-14 13:36

A Sudanese court on Saturday ordered former president Omar al-Bashir to be detained for two years in a correctional centre for corruption in one of several cases against the ousted autocrat.

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