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Sudan protest leaders, rebels end rift over power deal

Jul 25, 2019 - 8:52 PM

The umbrella protest movement has signed a power-sharing accord with Sudan's ruling generals that provides for a transitional civilian administration, the key demand of demonstrators

RIFT ENDS. File photo shows a man taking a selfie during a rally in the village of Abraq, about 60 kilometers northwest of Khartoum. File photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

UN slams Sudan protesters for attacks on Darfur premises

Jun 22, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Protesters attack properties of the World Food Program and aid agency World Vision

Sudanese protesters gesture and chant slogans outside Khartoum's army headquarters on June 3, 2019 after security forces broke up a weeks-long sit-in. - General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, interim leader of Sudan where security forces broke up a weeks-long sit-in in a deadly operation Monday, was largely unknown until seven weeks ago. A doctors' committee said at least 13 people were killed as gunfire echoed from the protest site outside army headquarters in central Khartoum. (Photo by Ebrahim Hamid / AFP)

Darfur votes for 5-state status quo – referendum chief

Apr 23, 2016 - 11:26 PM

The referendum however has faced international criticism and an opposition boycott

REFERENDUM. Sudanese election staff count ballot papers at a polling station in North Darfur's state capital El-Fasher on April 14, 2016 a day after the polls closed across Darfur at the end of the three-day referendum to decide whether to unite Darfur's five states into a single, autonomous region. Ashraf Shazly/AFP

Jokowi holds talks with Sudan's Bashir who is accused of war crimes

Mar 07, 2016 - 7:06 PM

The International Criminal Court ICC indicted Sudanese President Omar al Bashir over war crimes and crimes against humanity in 2009 and on genocide charges in 2010 all relating to the conflict in Sudan s Darfur region

SUDAN MEETING. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir (C) walks after a bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo by EPA

Up to 73,000 civilians flee fighting in Sudan's Darfur – UN

Feb 18, 2016 - 12:18 AM

The United Nations says the displacement is the largest in the district in a decade and marks a major flare up in the conflict which has seen ethnic minority rebels fighting government troops and militia allies since 2003

'Thousands' of civilians may be affected by new Darfur clashes – UN

Jan 20, 2016 - 8:57 AM

Government troops and rebels have been battling around the mountainous Jebel Marra area straddling Central South and North Darfur states

Several hurt during UN chopper emergency landing in Sudan's Darfur

Aug 16, 2015 - 10:28 PM

The joint mission first deployed to war torn Darfur in 2007 4 years after mostly African insurgents rebelled against the Arab dominated government in Khartoum complaining of their marginalization

In this file photo, a member of a Formed Police Unit serving with UNAMID, arrives at the Community Policing Centre of the Abu Shouk IDP Camp during his morning patrol, 05 August 2012, El Fasher, Sudan. Albert González Farran/UN Photo

Sudan's Bashir flies out of South Africa, defying court order

Jun 16, 2015 - 8:16 AM

The International Criminal Court ICC said it is disappointed at South Africa s failure to heed its calls to detain Bashir on long standing arrest warrants over the Darfur conflict

BACK HOME. Supporters of Omar al-Bashir cheer as the President returns from South Africa to Khartoum, Sudan, June 15, 2015.  Marwan Ali/EPA

Sudan's Bashir reelected with 94% of vote

Apr 28, 2015 - 8:27 AM

The opposition rejects the result as a joke after the electoral commission announces the figures securing another 5 year term for Bashir 71

RE-ELECTED. In this file photo, Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir (L), attends the opening session of the Arab Leaders summit, Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt, March 28, 2015. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Sudan extends elections by one day amid slow turnout

Apr 16, 2015 - 8:17 AM

Polls had been due to close Wednesday evening but the National Electoral Commission announced they would stay open on Thursday April 16 in all districts

CHOICE. A Sudanese man casts his vote in the country's Presidential and National Assembly elections, at the St. Francis primary school in Khartoum, Sudan, 13 April 2015. Marwan Ali/EPA

Sudan votes in controversial poll set to extend Bashir rule

Apr 14, 2015 - 8:57 AM

With 15 little known candidates running against him 71 year old Omar al Bashir is virtually unchallenged in the vote which has already been criticized by the international community

CHOICE. A Sudanese man casts his vote in the country's Presidential and National Assembly elections, at the St. Francis primary school in Khartoum, Sudan, 13 April 2015. Marwan Ali/EPA

Sudan vote set to extend Bashir rule as opposition boycotts

Apr 09, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Despite the continued threats Omar al Bashir promises that his next term will be one of security and political and economic stability for Sudan

In this file photo, Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir (L) attends the opening session of the Arab Leaders summit, Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt, 28 March 2015. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Ceasefire plea for Sudan's Darfur as talks open

Nov 24, 2014 - 4:03 PM

African Union chief mediator Thabo Mbeki called for a cessation of hostilities between the government and two rebel factions

African Union chief mediator Thabo Mbeki speaks to the press after holding talks with the Sudanese government aimed at securing a peaceful resolution to the country's conflicts on November 5, 2013, in Khartoum. Ebrahim Hamid/AFP

Sudan blocks peacekeepers probing Darfur 'mass rape' – UN

Nov 06, 2014 - 8:20 AM

UN also urges Khartoum to grant it unhindered access to all Darfur especially to areas where alleged incidents affecting civilians have been reported

In this file photo, a member of a Formed Police Unit serving with UNAMID, arrives at the Community Policing Centre of the Abu Shouk IDP Camp during his morning patrol, 05 August 2012, El Fasher, Sudan. Albert González Farran/UN Photo

UN launches inquiry into Darfur peacekeepers

Jul 03, 2014 - 9:20 AM

The United Nations launches an internal investigation into allegations that its joint peacekeeping mission in the troubled Darfur region has been covering up crimes by Sudanese forces against civilians

PEACEKEEPERS IN DARFUR. In this file photo, Rwandan troops serving with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) take part in a clean-up campaign of the Amdafasu market in El Fasher, North Darfur, Sudan, 29 March 2014. Albert González Farran/UN Photo

UN peacekeepers 'should use force more often' – report

May 17, 2014 - 9:23 AM

The evaluation by the UN s Office of Internal Oversight Services notes a reluctance to deploy force – even when it had been authorized by the United Nations Security Council

USE FORCE. Responding to the internal report, UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous says there needed to be more focus on 'comprehensive political solutions.' File photo from Wikicommons

UN Council threatens sanctions over S.Sudan violence

Apr 25, 2014 - 1:03 AM

The Council demands the government of President Salva Kiir to protect civilians and investigate abuse claims

Arson, looting displace thousands in Sudan's Darfur

Mar 04, 2014 - 9:45 AM

International peacekeepers in the region said they were deeply concerned about a reported escalation of violence in South Darfur state during the past few days

FOOD AID. In this photo, community members at the Nifasha IDP camp in North Darfur unload bags of sorghum from a WFP truck, 11 February 2014, in Shangil Tobaya, Sudan. Albert González Farran/UN Photo

South Sudan army reports 'calm' as ceasefire starts

Jan 25, 2014 - 6:23 PM

South Sudan s army spokesman says clashes appeared to have ended with no reports of fighting on Saturday morning January 25

CEASEFIRE. South Sudanese politician Taban Deng Gai, envoy Seyoum Mesfin, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom, Sudan People's Liberation Movement member Nhial Deng Nhial, and Chief mediator Lazaro Sumbeiywo sign a ceasefire agreement on Jan 23, 2014. File photo by AFP/STR

1.9 million displaced in Sudan's Darfur: UN

Dec 17, 2013 - 7:31 AM

But as Sudan s humanitarian needs mount particularly in Darfur the United Nations has received just over half of the funding it requested with world attention focused on other crises

DISPLACED. Portrait of a five-year-old boy in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)’s base in Labado, East Darfur, 19 November 2013. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

UN peacekeepers killed in Darfur ambush

Oct 14, 2013 - 8:55 AM

It was the second deadly attack on the UN mission in Darfur in 3 days and UN leader Ban Ki moon called on the Sudanese government to act over the incidents

Tribal clashes spread in Sudan's Darfur: chief

Jul 29, 2013 - 8:34 PM

Fighting between rival Arab tribes in Sudan s Darfur region spread on Monday

Militia behind deadly Darfur peacekeeper ambush: rebels

Jul 14, 2013 - 6:22 PM

A rebel group in Sudan s Darfur region accused government linked militia of carrying out an ambush which killed 7 peacekeepers and wounded 17

7 peacekeepers killed in Darfur ambush

Jul 14, 2013 - 7:47 AM

The attack near the peacekeepers base at Manawashi north of the South Darfur state capital Nyala adds to deteriorating security in Sudan s far west region

100 dead, rescuers trapped in Darfur disaster

May 03, 2013 - 4:52 PM

UPDATED A gold mine collapsed in Sudan s Darfur region

AL-ABIDIYA, Sudan - (FILES) A picture taken on August 9, 2010 shows Sudanese men panning for gold at the village of al-Abidiya, in northern Sudan. Around 100 miners are estimated to have died inside a collapsed gold mine in Sudan's Darfur region and nine rescuers trying to free them are now trapped, a miner said on May 3, 2013. "Nine of the rescue team disappeared when the land collapsed around them yesterday (Thursday)," said the miner, who had visited the scene and asked to remain anonymous. AFP PHOTO/ASHRAF SHAZLY

Two abducted Jordan peacekeepers freed in Darfur: UNAMID

Jan 02, 2013 - 6:41 PM

Two Jordanian peacekeepers have been freed after 136 days of captivity in Sudan s Darfur region