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Sudan general says coup attempt foiled

Jul 12, 2019 - 1:06 PM

'Officers and soldiers from the army and National Intelligence and Security Service, some of them retired, were trying to carry out a coup,' says General Jamal Omar of Sudan's ruling military council

General Jamal Omar (C), a member of Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC), arrives to attend the release of 235 members of a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army, which has fought government forces in war-torn Darfur, at al-Huda prison in the capital Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman on July 4, 2019. Sudan's state television earlier said that the Transitional Military Council (TMC)'s head had ordered the immediate release from jail of 235 members of a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army which has fought government forces in war-torn Darfur and is part of the protest movement. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Sudan protesters hail landmark deal with generals

Jul 05, 2019 - 11:37 AM

(UPDATED) The breakthrough comes after two days of talks following the collapse of the previous round of negotiations in May over who should lead the new ruling body – a civilian or soldier

A Sudanese man flashes the victory gesture as people gather outside al-Huda prison in the capital Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman on July 4, 2019, during a ceremony marking the release of 235 members of a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army, which has fought government forces in war-torn Darfur. Sudanese authorities on July 4 released a group of 235 fighters from a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army, which has fought government forces in war-torn Darfur and is part of the protest movement. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Sudan protesters, generals resume talks over civilian rule

Jul 04, 2019 - 10:36 AM

The dialogue comes after African Union and Ethiopian mediators call on the two sides to resume long stalled negotiations on a transition to civilian rule – the main demand of demonstrators

Prominent protest leader Madani Abbas Madani speaks during a press conference in the capital Khartoum on July 3, 2019. Sudan's protest leaders today agreed to hold direct talks with the ruling generals after African Union and Ethiopian mediators urged the two sides to resume stalled negotiations about a new governing body. "The Alliance for Freedom and Change met and decided to accept the invitation for direct negotiations" with the generals, prominent protest leader Madani Abbas Madani told reporters, adding that one of the conditions for the talks was to reach a decision "within 72 hours".  ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Tear gas fired as Sudan students protest near palace

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:13 AM

Protesters chant 'freedom, peace, justice,' the catchcry of the protest movement that brought down Omar al-Bashir

MARCH. Tear gas fumes rise at a mass demonstration of Sudanese protesters against the country's ruling generals in the capital Khartoum's central 'Khartoum 2' district on June 30, 2019. Photo by Ebrahim Hamid / AFP

Sudan army ruler seeks to resume talks with protest leaders

Jun 20, 2019 - 9:43 AM

Sudan's army ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan says the ruling military council was ready to hold talks with the umbrella protest movement and other political groups without any pre-conditions

Sudanese General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, also known as Himediti, deputy head of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitaries, reacts during a meeting with his supporters in the capital Khartoum on June 18, 2019.  Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

Sudan protesters urge return to night-time rallies over 'massacre'

Jun 18, 2019 - 10:14 AM

The Alliance for Freedom and Change calls night-time demonstrations in residential areas of Khartoum and other regions to 'ask for our main demands, which are transitional civilian rule and condemning the massacre of June 3'

Sudanese protesters are wawing flags during a sit-in outside military headquarters after clashing with security forces in Khartoum on May 15, 2019. - Sudan's military rulers May 15, 2019 suspended crucial talks with protesters on installing civilian rule, insisting more time was needed to finalise the deal as Khartoum's security situation deteriorated. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)

Tensions flare between Sudan military rulers, protesters

Apr 30, 2019 - 8:48 PM

Demonstrators reinforce their barricades outside the army headquarters in Khartoum after the two sides differed in talks Monday, April 29

TENSION. Sudanese protesters wave a national flag as they sit atop a makeshift barricade during a sit-in outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 30, 2019. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Sudan converge on army HQ for 'million-strong' protest

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:46 PM

The rally comes after Sudan's new military rulers and protest leaders agreed to set up a joint committee, to chart the way forward two weeks after the ouster of veteran president Omar al-Bashir

PROTEST. A Sudanese protester, draped in the national flag, stands on a hill overlooking fellow demonstrators as they gather for a "million-strong" march outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 25, 2019. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Khartoum erupts with joy as Bashir successor steps down

Apr 13, 2019 - 11:41 AM

Car horns sound on the streets as jubilant crowds stream out of their homes to cheer the departure of Ibn Ouf, considered a regime insider and close aide of Bashir.

PROTEST. A Sudanese anti-regime protester kisses a soldier on the head during protests on April 11, 2019 in the area around the army headquarters in Sudan's capital Khartoum. Photo by AFP

Joy turns to anger for 'hoodwinked' Sudan protesters

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:25 AM

Excitement and jubilation turns to anger and defiance only hours after Defence Minister Awad Ibnouf announces that Bashir had been ousted by the army and a military council was being put in his place for two years

A Sudanese anti-regime protester kisses a soldier on the head during protests on April 11, 2019 in the area around the army headquarters in Sudan's capital Khartoum. The Sudanese army is planning to make "an important announcement", state media said today, after months of protests demanding the resignation of longtime leader President Omar al-Bashir. Thousands of Khartoum residents chanted "the regime has fallen" as they flooded the area around the military headquarters, where protesters have held an unprecedented sit-in now in its sixth day. AFP

Central Africa peace deal calls for truth commission, joint patrols

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:57 PM

The accord is the eighth attempt in nearly 6 years to forge peace in the war-ravaged country, where human rights groups have documented a long list of murders, extra-judicial killings, torture and rape

PEACE DEAL. A participant signs the so-called 'Khartoum Agreement' peace agreement during a ceremony in Bangui on February, 6, 2019. Photo by Florent Vergnes/AFP

Central African peace deal still not fully signed – minister

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:57 PM

'There are still 3 signatures' needed, government spokesman Ange Maxime Kazagui says, without identifying the individuals or their affiliation

PEACE DEAL. Central African president Faustin-Archange Touadera (L) and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) attend the inking of a peace deal between the government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups in Khartoum on February 05, 2019. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

Central Africa government inks peace deal with militias

Feb 05, 2019 - 10:12 PM

The accord is initialled by President Faustin Archange Touadera for the CAR government and representatives of militias which control most of the chronically-troubled country

NEW PEACE ACCORD. In this file photo, the President of Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera, speaks during the 72nd High-level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 24, 2018. File photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Sudan opposition head backs protester calls for Bashir to go

Jan 26, 2019 - 12:10 PM

"This regime has to go immediately," opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi Mahdi tells hundreds of worshippers at a mosque in Omdurman, after nearly daily anti-government protests.

UNREST. Sudanese protestors burn tires during an anti-government demonstration on January 18, 2019 in the capital Khartoum. Photo from AFP

Sudan eyes economic revival as U.S. lifts sanctions

Oct 07, 2017 - 6:44 PM

The financial sanctions had put restrictions on international banking transactions, exchange of technology and spare parts, and other cumbersome trade regulations have hampered economic growth.

END TO SANCTIONS. A picture taken on October 2, 2017 shows a man walking outside a butchers' shop in the Sudanese capital's twin city of Omdurman. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

S. Sudan new VP to visit Khartoum

Aug 20, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Taban Deng Gai s first visit to Sudan comes just weeks after he replaced former rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president

NEW VP. Newly appointed South Sudan First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai (C) speaks during a press conference on August 17, 2016 in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Tony Karumba/AFP

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

Philippine teenager to have life-saving surgery in Sudan

Jun 05, 2015 - 6:09 PM

An Oscar nominated documentary becomes instrumental in helping 17 year old Reynaldo Nilo

Sudan Islamists protest against Morsi death sentence

May 22, 2015 - 10:34 PM

Some protesters burned a photograph of Sisi while others waved Egyptian flags and pictures of Morsi

EU defends working with dictatorships to stop migrants

Mar 04, 2015 - 11:20 PM

More than 276 000 people entered the EU illegally last year

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

Egypt on 'right path', foreign minister says in Sudan

Aug 19, 2013 - 11:07 PM

Egypt is on the right path interim foreign minister Nabil Fahmy said Monday in Sudan on his first trip abroad

NABIL FAHMY. Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy (C) greets officials during a welcome ceremony upon his arrival at Khartoum airport on August 19, 2013. Fahmy is in Sudan for talks with Sudan's Islamist officials after clashes in Egypt between Islamists and security forces that have cost hundreds of lives. AFP PHOTO / ASHRAF SHAZLY

Sudan accuses Israel of bombing, threatens to retaliate

Oct 24, 2012 - 10:24 PM

Sudan accused Israel of carrying out air strikes against a military factory that killed two people in south Khartoum overnight

Fire rages at the state-owned Yarmouk military factory in southern Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, October 24, 2012. AFP Photo/Ian Timberlake

Bloomberg reporter deported from Sudan

Jun 27, 2012 - 7:06 AM

A Bloomberg correspondent was deported after being detained in Sudan while trying to cover protests