Sudan summons Egypt’s ambassador over border dispute
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to protest his country's announcement of an international tender in a disputed border area between the two nations.
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's committee overseeing the fragile transition from civil war has approved almost $185 million in spending on vehicles, food and home renovations while the...
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Sudanese took part in anti-government protests in the capital and other cities on Sunday as the government announced it had secured $300 million in loans to address the...
Pope still hopes to visit South Sudan to promote peace
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has met with the president of South Sudan and told him that he still hopes to visit the country "as a sign of closeness to the population and of encouragement for...
Russia and US spar over South Sudan peace agreement
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council extended the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan by a vote of 14-0 on Friday with Russia abstaining to protest the resolution's...
Sudanese vow to keep protesting as president digs in
CAIRO (AP) — Three months after Sudanese protesters rose up against President Omar al-Bashir, the longtime autocrat has bound himself more tightly to the military and refuses to bow to their...
Sudan announces new Cabinet amid protests
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's prime minister on Wednesday announced a new Cabinet packed with supporters of President Omar al-Bashir, who is digging in after nearly three months of protests against his...
Bahrain opposition figure gets 6 months for Sudan tweet
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent opposition politician in Bahrain faces up to six months in prison for a tweet about Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating possible violations of United Nations sanctions on North Korea in about 20 countries, from alleged clandestine nuclear procurement in...
A glance at the 35 home countries of some of the 157 people who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet over the weekend:
Sudan’s lawmakers approve 6-month state of emergency
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's Parliament says lawmakers have approved a state of emergency across the county, but shortened an initial proposal to six months.
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan sentenced nine women to a month's imprisonment for taking part in anti-government protests, an opposition group said Sunday, the latest in a crackdown aimed at quashing almost...
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of protesters poured into the streets of Sudanese cities on Thursday ahead of International Women's Day, the latest in more than two months of demonstrations calling for...
CAIRO (AP) — A one-day strike shuttered businesses and emptied streets in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and other parts of the country on Tuesday, activists said, as pressure mounted on...
Sudanese protests continue despite president’s ban
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters are marching toward courthouses in different cities across the country, including in the capital of Khartoum.
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's embattled President Omar al-Bashir on Friday quit his position as chairman of the ruling party after more than two months of protests against his nearly three-decade rule, the...
Homeland Security extends immigration protections
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security officials have formally extended protections that allowed immigrants from four countries to live and work legally in the United States.
Sudan protesters defy ban on rallies amid crackdown
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters on Tuesday defied their embattled president's ban on unauthorized public gatherings, with hundreds rallying across the country to call for his...
UN says emergency decree will impact peace in Sudan’s Darfur
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. assistant secretary-general for Africa says Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's declaration of a countrywide state of emergency and replacement of all governors will...
US religious freedom envoy: Pakistan has ‘desire to change’
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan has "a desire to change" its ways and be removed from an American blacklist of countries that infringe on religious freedoms, a U.S. special envoy...
Sudan’s al-Bashir picks new premier amid shakeup, protests
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has announced a new prime minister, a day after declaring a yearlong state of emergency amid protests calling for his resignation.
Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands Cabinet
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, facing deadly protests, on Friday declared a state of emergency for a year, disbanded the federal government and replaced all state governors with...
South Sudan’s hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peace
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Five months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facing extreme...
Sudan government arrests opposition leaders ahead of protest
CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese opposition party says more than 10 opposition leaders have been arrested ahead of the latest day of protests urging President Omar al-Bashir to resign.
Recruitment of new soldiers threatens South Sudan’s peace
YAMBIO, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's rival armed groups are forcefully recruiting civilians, including child soldiers, violating a fragile peace deal signed five months ago.
South Sudan rife with human rights abuses, says UN report
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The "lawless" activities of South Sudan's national security and military intelligence risk turning the war-torn country into a police state run on fear and corruption,...
Sudan lawmakers cancel meeting on constitutional changes
CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term abruptly canceled its meeting on Sunday, the sate-run news agency said, as hundreds of protesters in the capital called for an end to the president's three-decade rule.
SUNA said the meeting was scheduled for Sunday but was postponed for "emergency reasons" and that a new date would be announced later. It did not elaborate.
Sexual violence rampant in South Sudan’s Unity area, says UN
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Brutal sexual violence committed with "pervasive impunity" and a level of "premeditation" persists in South Sudan's northern region, the United Nations said on Friday.
Protests in Khartoum call for Sudan’s al-Bashir to quit
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse anti-government protesters marching to the presidential palace in the capital, activists said, the latest in two months of street protests seeking autocrat President Omar al-Bashir's ouster.
The protests erupted in December, initially over surging prices and a failing economy, but quickly turned into calls for al-Bashir's resignation after nearly 30 years in power.
Activists: Sudan police arrest 14 academics in protests
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's security forces arrested more than a dozen academics who joined a protest outside Khartoum University in the Sudanese capital, calling for embattled President Omar al-Bashir to step down, activists said Wednesday.
Sudan has been gripped by nationwide protests since Dec. 19. The demonstrations, which show no sign of abating, were triggered by rising prices and shortages but quickly turned to calls for autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down.
Fresh protests in Sudan call for ouster of al-Bashir
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators are gathering in different Sudanese cities, protesting against autocratic President Omar al-Bashir.
Tuesday's demonstrations were called by the Sudanese Professionals Association, an umbrella of independent professional unions.
Video footage shows demonstrators gathering at intersections chanting "just fall," and calling for a "people's revolution."
Group urges UN to probe Sudan’s use of force in protests
CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group is urging the United Nations to investigate alleged violations by Sudan's security forces against anti-government protesters.
Sudan has been gripped by nationwide anti-government protests since Dec. 19. The demonstrations were triggered by rising prices and shortages but quickly turned to calls for autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down.
3 dead as Ethiopian helicopter crashes at UN compound
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United Nations says three crew members are dead after an Ethiopian military helicopter crashed inside the compound of the U.N. peacekeeping mission for the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border.
The statement says 23 passengers were on board when the helicopter crashed Saturday morning while carrying Ethiopian soldiers. Ten passengers are injured, three in critical condition.
The U.N. force says the cause of the crash is not immediately known.
Sudan says it will free reporters detained during protests
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan says it will release all the journalists it detained for covering protests in recent weeks calling for the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir.
State media say the reporters will be released Saturday. Activists, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, say the move is intended to defuse public anger over the government's response to the demonstrations. They say at least 16 journalists are behind bars.
Sudan doctors’ union says 57 killed in recent protests
CAIRO (AP) — The doctors' union in Sudan said Friday that a government crackdown on weeks of protests has left at least 57 people dead, including three who allegedly died of torture in police custody.
The death toll is expected to climb because some of the wounded protesters are in serious condition, the Doctors' Syndicate said in a statement.
Effort to save Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples in 1960s recalled
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Egyptologists and other experts gathered in Italy this week to celebrate a successful campaign to save ancient Egyptian temples from being submerged by a dam project 50 years ago and heard of cultural sites facing similar threats now.
Some uneasy as Central African Republic, rebels make peace
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups signed a peace deal on Wednesday even as some expressed alarm about the possible suspension of prosecutions after five years of bloody conflict.
High-level detainee accuses Kenya, South Sudan of kidnapping
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — "I was terrified ... I knew that I was heading for a terrible situation." For the first time, the spokesman for South Sudan's armed opposition leader has spoken out about his alleged kidnapping in neighboring Kenya, deportation to his home country and death sentence.
UN envoy: Fighting in South Sudan ‘has diminished greatly’
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — After five years of civil war, the U.N. envoy for South Sudan said Tuesday that fighting in the world's newest nation "has diminished greatly" since last September's peace agreement — and so has political fighting.
David Shearer said at a news conference that he is encouraged by "a number of positive things."
Central African Republic, rebel groups initial a peace deal
CAIRO (AP) — Central African Republic's government on Tuesday initialed a peace deal with 14 armed groups following unprecedented talks aimed at ending more than five years of conflict.
The agreement represents rare hope for one of the world's poorest nations, where religious and communal fighting erupted in 2013. Thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in a conflict that has sent two people to the International Criminal Court.
Central African Republic, 14 armed groups reach peace deal
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A peace deal has been reached between the Central African Republic government and 14 armed groups after their first-ever direct dialogue aimed at ending years of conflict, the United Nations and African Union announced on Saturday.
Thousands protest in Sudan’s Kassala as death toll mounts
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of residents poured out onto the streets of Sudan's eastern province of Kassala to denounce the death of a protester last week following demonstrations calling for the president's ouster, officials and activists said.
Fresh protests in Sudan call for al-Bashir to step down
CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in and around Sudan's capital on Tuesday, calling for the ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir and marching in memorial for those killed during weeks of protests against him, activists said.
UN says 18 killed in Central African Republic attack
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic says 18 civilians are dead and 23 wounded after an armed group opened fire during a funeral ceremony.
The statement on Tuesday says the gunmen with the Union for Peace armed group carried out the overnight attack on Friday in the central town of Ippy.
The peacekeeping mission condemns "this terrible massacre" that occurred as a new round of peace talks on Central African Republic began in Sudan.
Egypt’s president hosts Sudan’s embattled leader
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt hosted embattled Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday, saying it supports stability in the country undergoing popular demonstrations against al-Bashir's 29-year rule.
After meeting with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to discuss deepening relations and improving economic ties, the two leaders gave a joint televised address to underline their continuing cooperation.
South Sudanese fear leaving UN protected camps despite peace
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Tracing his fingers over the metal fencing at a United Nations protected site in South Sudan's capital, Nhial Nyuot Nhial hung his head as he contemplated going home after years of civil war. "At the moment it's impossible for someone to leave," he said.
Sudan gripped again by a day of anti-al-Bashir protests
CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of people were out on the streets Thursday at several locations in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, calling on the country's longtime ruler to step down, according to videos circulating online. Activists said at least two protesters were killed and seven injured.
The demonstrations are the latest in a wave of unrest that began Dec. 19 across most of Sudan, first to protest worsening economic conditions but soon to demand an end to Omar al-Bashir's 29-year, autocratic rule.
Sudan’s president, facing protests, looks for aid from Qatar
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sudan's embattled president on Wednesday met the ruler of the tiny, energy-rich nation of Qatar, likely looking for financial support amid weekslong protests challenging his 29-year rule in the African nation.
Both Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Qatar's ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, smiled as they shook hands and embraced at the Emiri Diwan in Doha.