Sudan army, rival force agree to extend truce after mediators show impatience with breachesMay 29, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s warring sides on Monday agreed to extend a shaky cease-fire in their battle for control of the country, after two key international mediators signaled impatience with persistent truce violations.
Sudan military ruler seeks removal of UN envoy in letter to UN chief, who is ‘shocked’ by the demandMay 28, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's military ruler demanded in a letter to the U.N. secretary general that the U.N. envoy to his country be removed, officials said Saturday. The U.N. chief was “shocked” by the letter, a spokesman said.
Saudi Arabia and the US say Sudan’s warring sides appear to be better abiding by latest cease-fireMay 26, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia and the United States said Friday the warring sides in Sudan's conflict are adhering better to a new, weeklong cease-fire following days of sporadic fighting.
The truce, brokered by Riyadh and Washington, went into effect on Monday, but fighting continued in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and the western Darfur region.
LONDON (AP) — Mahmoud almost never leaves his small apartment in east Khartoum. Electricity has been out for most of the past month, so he swelters in the summer heat. When he does venture out to find food, he leaves his mobile phone behind because of looters in the street.
UN: Sudan conflict displaces over 1.3 million, including some 320K to neighboring countriesMay 24, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The fighting between Sudan’s military and a powerful paramilitary force has displaced more than 1.3 million people, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday.
The International Organization for Migration said the clashes have forced over 1 million people to leave their homes to safer areas inside Sudan.
Blinken warns rival Sudanese generals to respect latest truce or face possible sanctionsMay 23, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday warned Sudan's rival generals to abide by the latest cease-fire or face possible sanctions, as residents reported sporadic fighting between the sides in the capital of Khartoum and a northern city.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Sudan urged the country’s warring generals to honor a seven-day cease-fire that began Monday night, warning the growing ethnic dimension to the fighting risks engulfing Sudan in a prolonged conflict.
CAIRO (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday called on Sudan's warring forces to lay down their arms, expressing dismay about the ongoing fighting and worsening humanitarian situation in the African country.
Sudan military chief freezes bank accounts of rival armed group in battle for control of the nationMay 16, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military chief ordered the freezing of all bank accounts belonging to a rival paramilitary force, the latest step in a fight for control of the resource-rich nation.
The two sides have battled for weeks across Sudan, pushing the troubled country to the brink of all-out war.
UN envoy: Humanitarian deal between warring sides is a first step toward a cease-fire in SudanMay 12, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Sudan on Friday welcomed a deal between the country's warring generals promising safe passage to civilians fleeing the conflict and protection for humanitarian operations in the East African nation.
UN human rights body passes resolution on human rights abuses in Sudan, amid worsening conflictMay 12, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nation's top human rights body adopted a resolution Thursday that drew attention to mounting civilian deaths and rights abuses in Sudan since a bloody conflict erupted between the African country's two top generals last month.
Fears over scores of zoo animals caught in Sudan crossfireMay 10, 2023 GMT
ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — Dozens of zoo animals in Sudan's capital — including an elderly crocodile, parrots and giant lizards — are feared dead after street battles between the country's rival forces made the location unreachable.
Sudan doctors: At least 100 killed in Darfur clashesMay 9, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Clashes that erupted last month between armed fighters in a city in Sudan’s restive Darfur region killed at least 100 people, according to Sudan’s Doctors Syndicate.
Hospitals were still out of service in the Darfur city of Genena and an accurate count of the wounded was still hard to make, the doctors’ union added in a statement posted on its official Facebook page late Sunday.
Sudan envoys begin talks amid pressure to end conflictMay 6, 2023 GMT
ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — Sudan’s warring sides began talks Saturday that aim to firm up a shaky cease-fire after three weeks of fierce fighting that has killed hundreds and pushed the African country to the brink of collapse, the United States and Saudi Arabia said.
Qatar flies aid into Sudan, airlifts evacuees amid fightingMay 6, 2023 GMT
PORT SUDAN, Sudan (AP) — Qatar flew a relief flight into Sudan carrying some 40 tons of food and left with 150 evacuees early Saturday as fighting continued between two generals vying for power in the African nation.
Sudan’s warring sides send envoys for talks in Saudi ArabiaMay 5, 2023 GMT
ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — Sudan’s two warring generals sent their envoys on Friday to Saudi Arabia for talks aimed at firming up a shaky cease-fire after three weeks of fierce fighting that has killed hundreds and pushed the African country to the brink of collapse, three Sudanese officials said.
Shelling in Sudanese capital disrupts aid delivery effortsMay 4, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Heavy shelling in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Thursday disrupted efforts to deliver badly needed aid to trapped civilians, after yet another fragile and frequently violated truce ran out, residents said.
Biden issues order setting path for sanctions in SudanMay 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Thursday setting the path to sanction individuals involved in the recent violence in Sudan that's left hundreds dead and thrown the African nation into chaos.
DIARY: Waiting to leave Sudan, a hotel became a sanctuaryMay 4, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — We were a diverse group of more than a dozen people, hunkered down in a small hotel in central Khartoum — a Sudanese family and the Sudanese hotel staff, a few British and French citizens, a Syrian family and a Lebanese man.
UN humanitarian chief in Sudan, seeking guarantees on aidMay 4, 2023 GMT
PORT SUDAN, Sudan (AP) — The U.N.'s humanitarian chief arrived in Sudan’s main seaport on Wednesday to seek guarantees for the safe passage of aid deliveries, as thousands of Sudanese and foreign nationals gathered there in hopes of fleeing the conflict-torn east African country.
Crowds of those seeking rescue swell at Sudan’s main seaportMay 3, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Exhausted Sudanese and foreigners joined growing crowds at Sudan's main seaport Tuesday, waiting to be evacuated from the chaos-stricken nation. After more than two weeks of fighting, areas of the capital of Khartoum appear increasingly abandoned.
UN envoy says Sudan’s warring sides agree to negotiateMay 1, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's warring generals have agreed to send representatives for negotiations, potentially in Saudi Arabia, the top U.N. official in the country said Monday, even as the two sides clashed in the capital of Khartoum despite another three-day extension of a fragile cease-fire.
Sudan’s army and rival extend truce, despite ongoing clashesMay 1, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's army and its rival paramilitary said Sunday they will extend a humanitarian cease-fire a further 72 hours. The decision follows international pressure to allow the safe passage of civilians and aid, but the shaky truce has not so far stopped the clashes.
A powerhouse US doctor slain in Sudan, ‘killed for nothing’April 30, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bound to Sudan by ailing parents and his devotion to treating the poor there, American doctor Bushra Ibnauf Sulieman kept working as long as he could after fighting engulfed Sudan’s capital.
As battle for Sudan continues, civilian deaths top 400April 29, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Gunfire and heavy artillery fire persisted Saturday in parts of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, residents said, despite the extension of a cease-fire between the country’s two top generals, whose battle for power has killed hundreds and sent thousands fleeing for their lives.
Heavy clashes rock Sudan’s capital despite truce extensionApril 28, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Heavy explosions and gunfire rocked Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, and its twin city of Omdurman early Friday, residents said, despite the extension of a fragile truce between the county’s two top generals whose power struggle has killed hundreds.
Fighters rampage in Darfur as Sudan extends fragile truceApril 27, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Armed fighters rampaged through a city in Sudan’s war-ravaged region of Darfur on Thursday, battling each other and looting shops and homes, residents said. The violence came despite the extension of a fragile truce between Sudan's two top generals, whose power struggle has killed hundreds.
Why the US evacuation from Sudan left Americans behindApril 27, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Warring factions trying to seize control of the east African nation of Sudan have plunged the country into chaos, and thousands are fleeing the capital of Khartoum and nearby battle zones.
Sudanese crowd at borders to escape amid shaky truceApril 26, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese families were massing Wednesday at a border crossing with Egypt and at a port city on the Red Sea, desperately trying to escape their country's violence and sometimes waiting for days with little food or shelter, witnesses said.
Sudan fighting eclipses new truce as aid groups raise alarmApril 26, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese and foreigners streamed out of the capital of Khartoum and other battle zones, as fighting Tuesday shook a new three-day truce brokered by the United States and Saudi Arabia. Aid agencies raised increasing alarm over the crumbling humanitarian situation in a country reliant on outside help.
UN warns of lab risk, more displacement amid Sudan conflictApril 26, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. officials said Tuesday that one side in the Sudan conflict has seized control of a national health lab in the capital of Khartoum that holds biological material, calling it an “extremely dangerous” development.
Jailed strongman’s whereabouts unknown amid Sudan chaosApril 26, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — An attack on the prison holding deposed Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir has raised questions about his whereabouts, with one of the warring sides saying he is being held in a secure location and the other alleging he has been released.
Foreigners airlifted out; Sudanese seek refuge from fightingApril 25, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — As foreign governments airlifted hundreds of their diplomats and other citizens to safety, Sudanese desperately sought ways to escape the chaos Monday, fearing that the country’s two rival generals will escalate their all-out battle for power once evacuations are completed.
Diplomats flee Sudan fighting as citizens struggle to escapeApril 24, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Foreign governments evacuated diplomats, staff and others from Sudan on Sunday as rival generals battled for a ninth day with no sign of a truce that had been declared for a major Muslim holiday.
Special forces swiftly evacuate US embassy staff from SudanApril 23, 2023 GMT
Canada suspends consular services in Sudan amid crisisApril 23, 2023 GMT
OTTAWA, Canada (AP) — Canada suspended its consular services in Sudan on Sunday, saying a rapidly deteriorating situation has made it impossible to safeguard the safety and security of its staff in the capital city of Khartoum.
Sudan’s top general says military committed to civilian ruleApril 21, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's top general on Friday declared the military's commitment to a civilian-led government, an apparent bid for international support even as his forces battle a rival paramilitary group in a bloody power struggle that has derailed hopes for the country's democratic transition.
Sudan army demands rivals’ surrender as cease-fire runs outApril 21, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military ruled out negotiations with a rival paramilitary force on Thursday, saying it would only accept its surrender as the two sides continued to battle in central Khartoum and other parts of the country, threatening to wreck international attempts to broker a longer cease-fire.
Why Sudan’s conflict matters to the rest of the worldApril 20, 2023 GMT
Fighting in Sudan between forces loyal to two top generals has put that nation at risk of collapse and could have consequences far beyond its borders.
Both sides have tens of thousands of fighters, foreign backers, mineral riches and other resources that could insulate them from sanctions.
US military prepares for possible Sudan embassy evacuationApril 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is moving additional troops and equipment to a Naval base in the tiny Gulf of Aden nation of Djibouti to prepare for the possible evacuation of U.S. Embassy personnel from Sudan.
320 Sudanese soldiers crossed into neighboring ChadApril 20, 2023 GMT
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — At least 320 Sudanese soldiers have fled into neighboring Chad amid fighting in their own country, authorities said.
A contingent of soldiers crossed into Chad earlier this week and have been disarmed said Daoud Yaya Brahim, Chad’s defense minister at a press conference in the capital, N'Djamena, on Wednesday.
Sudan rivals attempt another truce as civilians flee unrestApril 20, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's rival generals on Wednesday made a new attempt at a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire after a failed truce the night before. But sporadic fighting continued, and aid groups said they needed guarantees and a wider window to help civilians trapped by five days of intense urban combat.
Trapped by fighting, Sudanese look for ways to surviveApril 19, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — For the last three days, Howeida al-Hassan and her family have been hunkered down in the first floor of her home in the Sudanese capital, sleeping on the floor as sounds of airstrikes and gunfire surround them.
Fighting rages in Sudan hours after cease-fire was to beginApril 18, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Fighting raged in Sudan on Tuesday hours after an internationally brokered truce was supposed to have come into effect, as forces loyal to dueling generals battled for key locations in the capital and accused each other of violating the cease-fire.
Sudan’s generals battle for 3rd day; death toll soars to 185April 18, 2023 GMT
Sudan hospitals struggle with casualties, damage in fightingApril 18, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — At the Khartoum Teaching Hospital, people wounded during street battles flowed into the wards. Supplies were running low, with doctors, nurses, patients and their relatives trapped inside for days as the Sudanese capital turned into a war zone.
Dozens killed as army, rivals battle for control of SudanApril 17, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Sudanese military and a powerful paramilitary group battled for control of the chaos-stricken nation for a second day Sunday, signaling they were unwilling to end hostilities despite mounting diplomatic pressure to cease fire.
Sudan’s army and rival force battle, killing at least 56April 16, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s military and a powerful paramilitary force battled fiercely in the capital and other areas, dealing a new blow to hopes for a transition to democracy and raising fears of a wider conflict.
Sudan’s military warns of conflict after rival force deploysApril 13, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s military warned Thursday of potential clashes with the country’s powerful paramilitary force, which it said had deployed troops in the capital of Khartoum and other areas without the army's consent.
Pro-democracy protesters rally in Sudan as army deal stallsApril 6, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Sudan’s capital Thursday, as talks with the country's army rulers to bring in a civilian government hit a roadblock.
Security forces met the demonstrations in Khartoum with tear gas and stun grenades, protester Waleed Adam told The Associated Press.
Sudan general says military leaders clinging to powerMarch 8, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A powerful paramilitary commander slammed Sudan's ruling generals Tuesday, saying they oppose stepping down to allow for a democratic transition under a civilian administration.
Sudan court acquits activists accused of killing intel agentMarch 6, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese court Monday acquitted eight activists accused of killing a military intelligence agent at a protest rally last year in the capital, defense lawyers said.
The court in Khartoum ordered the activists' release, according to the Lawyers’ Democratic Front, an umbrella of attorneys defending pro-democracy protesters.
Doctors: Security forces kill protester near Sudan’s capitalFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces shot and killed a protester during an anti-government protest near Khartoum on Tuesday, a medical group said.
The Sudan’s Doctors Committee said the man was killed after being shot in the chest while taking part in an anti-government protest in the East Nile area, situated just outside of Khartoum.
Sudan’s tropical disease spike reflects poor health systemFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
EL OBEID, Sudan (AP) — The two Sudanese women thought they had malaria and were taking their medication, but things took a dire turn. Both complained of a splitting headache and fever that didn’t respond to the anti-malaria treatment.
US expresses concern over Sudan freeing diplomat’s killerFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. said Wednesday it is “deeply concerned" by Sudan's release of a man convicted in the 2008 killing of a U.S. diplomat and embassy employee in a drive-by shooting in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
Family says Sudan freed man convicted of killing US diplomatJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities have released a man convicted of the 2008 killing of a U.S. diplomat in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Khartoum, his family said Tuesday. The release followed a 2020 deal between Sudan and the Trump administration that included compensation settlements for killings of Americans.
Governor declares emergency in Sudan province after 4 killedJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Armed men opened fire on a bus station in southern Sudan on Monday, officials said, killing at least four people and prompting authorities to declare a monthlong state of emergency.
Officials in South Kordofan province said the attack in the provincial capital of Kadugli wounded at least four others.
Police say bus crashed into parked truck in Sudan, 16 killedDecember 27, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A passenger bus slammed into a parked truck on a highway in the Sudanese city of Omdurman early on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people, police said.
The bus swerved off the road and hit a parked truck in Omdurman, the twin city of the capital, Khartoum, according to a police statement.
Sudan’s generals, pro-democracy group ink deal to end crisisDecember 5, 2022 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s coup leaders and the main pro-democracy group signed a deal Monday to establish a civilian-led transitional government following the military takeover last year.
Sudanese refinery resumes full operations after ‘sabotage’October 31, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — An oil refinery in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum resumed operations following a brief halt due to an act of “sabotage” on one of its pipelines, state-run media said on Monday.
According to the SUNA news agency, the pipeline was “forced to stop for a limited period due to sabotage of the crude carrier line.” The report did not elaborate when the purported sabotage took place or what it entailed.