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Ethiopian premier Abiy Ahmed holds mediation talks in Sudan

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Friday held mediation talks in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum to try to broker a deal between the country’s military rulers and demonstrators. He arrived days after talks between the two sides broke down amid a deadly crackdown on protestors. Abiy and...

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:34pm

Death toll in Sudan army attack jumps as China, Russia block UN action

Doctors in Sudan say the number of people killed since security forces stormed a protest camp in the capital has jumped to at least 60, as European countries condemned the crackdown against the pro-democracy protesters but the UN Security Council failed to reach a position. The death toll rise...

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 3:35pm

UPDATE: Military removes Sudan's Omar al-Bashir

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has stepped down after months of protests, according to government sources. A military council is expected to replace him. On Thursday, anti-government protesters marched through the streets of Khartoum chanting anti-Bashir slogans. Protesters outside the...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 2:27pm

Sudanese parliament approves 6-month state of emergency

Sudan's National Assembly (parliament) has approved the state of emergency earlier declared by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, but reduced its period from one year to six months. "The majority voted for the approval of the state of emergency, but for six months instead of one year,...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 8:19am

Sudan establishes emergency courts: report

Sudan's Chief Justice, Abdul-Magid Idris, on Tuesday issued a decision to establish emergency courts, at elementary and appeal levels, in all states of Sudan, official SUNA news agency reported. The establishment of the emergency courts came in accordance with the emergency order issued by...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:05pm

Security Council urges continued political process in Darfur

Members of the United Nations Security Council on Monday called on Sudan's government, opposition parties and armed groups in Darfur to continue the efforts towards a political solution of problems there. According to the latest UN report on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 2:06pm

Sudan denies presence of 300 bodies at hospital morgue

Sudan's Khartoum State's Health Authorities on Monday denied the presence of 300 bodies in a morgue of a hospital in the capital. "The news on social media about the existence of 300 bodies of unidentified people at the morgue of the Academy Hospital in Khartoum is baseless,"...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:24am

Bashir promises dialogue with protesters

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Wednesday that the door of dialogue would remain open to young protesters in the country. Those who took to the street represent a generation growing up under oil prosperity and shocked by the economic crisis, said al-Bashir during a meeting with the press in...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:33am

Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan commence tripartite ministerial meeting over disputed dam

Water ministers from Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on Tuesday started trilateral ministerial discussion in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on the filling of Ethiopia’s grand dam. The Ethiopian Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a 74,000 million cubic meters hydroelectric dam under...

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:57pm

Sudan announces resumption of South Sudan oil pumping

Sudan on Sunday announced resumption of South Sudan's oil pumping for the first time since the eruption of the civil war in December 2013. "South Sudan's oil pumping began on Saturday for the first time since its stoppage in 2013," Sudan's Oil and Gas Minister Azhari Abdul-...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:29am

Sudanese president announces gov't austerity plan to face economic crisis

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday announced a government austerity plan to face the economic crisis, official SUNA news agency reported. "There will be a review for the power structures at the federal and state level as well as at the level of public institutions through combining...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:39am

Sudanese political forces initiate early battle for 2020 election

An early political battle seems to have begun among Sudan’s political forces over the nomination of President Omar al-Bashir by his ruling National Congress Party (NCP)  for the upcoming presidential elections in 2020. NCP Deputy Chairman, Faisal Hassan Ibrahim, was reported by some...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:49am

Sudan's ruling party backs Bashir for 2020 election

Sudan’s ruling party said on Friday it would back its leader President Omar al-Bashir as a candidate in the 2020 election, state news agency SUNA reported, a move that would require a constitutional amendment. Bashir, who has been in power for nearly 30 years, has previously said he will...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:30am

Aid delivery through Sudan to South Sudan extended for 6 months

Sudan and South Sudan on Wednesday agreed on extending humanitarian assistance to the needy in South Sudan through Sudanese territories, said Sudan's Humanitarian Aid Commissioner. The humanitarian assistance, which was conducted by the UN through the World Food Programme (WFP), is renewed, as...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 9:18am

Sudan extends ceasefire in all conflict zones till year end

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday issued a decree to extend the ceasefire in all conflict zones till the end of 2018. The decision comes following the state's approach to uphold the values of peace and implementation of the outcomes of national dialogues, said Sudan's...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:43am

CAF U-17 Qualifiers: Rwanda to face Sudan in Group A opener

Group A August 11 Rwanda    Vs    Sudan Rwanda’s national Under-17 team, Junior Wasps, will kick-off their campaign for the 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations Zonal Qualifiers for CECAFA region against Sudan on August 11 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Rwanda has...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 12:19pm

Sudan summons EU envoy over criticism of African countries hosting Bashir

Sudan on Wednesday summoned the European Union (EU) envoy in Khartoum in protest against a EU statement criticizing African countries for failing to arrest and surrender Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The EU on Monday expressed regret that Djibouti and...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:21am

South Sudan prepares for resuming oil pumping

Sudan's Ministry of Oil and Gas on Sunday said its delegation arrived in South Sudan to prepare for resuming oil pumping. "A delegation from the ministry and a number of oil companies arrived in South Sudan to get acquainted with arrangements to resume oil pumping," said Saad-Eddin...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:51am

Police Senior Command students in Sudan for study tour

Police students from African countries currently attending the 6th intake of the ‘Police Senior Command and Staff Course’ at the National Police College (NPC) in Musanze District, have started a week-long external study tour in Sudan as part of their one year course. Twenty-eight...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:47pm