UN calls for immediate cease-fire in Sudan and path to renewed democratic transition talksJune 2, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called Friday for an immediate cease-fire in Sudan to be followed by a permanent halt to hostilities and fresh efforts to reach a lasting democratic political settlement in the conflict-wracked country.
White House imposing sanctions as Sudan’s warring sides fail to abide by cease-fire dealJune 1, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Thursday that it will impose sanctions against key defense companies and people who "perpetuate violence" in Sudan as the warring sides failed to abide by a cease-fire agreement in the northeastern African nation.
Sudan’s military says it has suspended its participation in talks with paramilitary rivalMay 31, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military suspended its participation in talks with a paramilitary force it's been battling for weeks for control of the northeastern African country, a military spokesman said Wednesday.
Trapped by Sudan fighting, dozens of infants, toddlers and children died in Khartoum orphanageMay 31, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — At least 60 infants, toddlers and older children perished over the past six weeks while trapped in harrowing conditions in an orphanage in Sudan’s capital as fighting raged outside.
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.
UN agencies warn of starvation risk in Sudan, Haiti, Burkina Faso and Mali, call for urgent aidMay 29, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Two U.N. agencies warned Monday of rising food emergencies including starvation in Sudan due to the outbreak of war and in Haiti,Burkina Faso and Mali due to restricted movements of people and goods.
CAIRO (AP) — The United States and Saudi Arabia called on warring sides in Sudan to extend a fragile cease-fire due to expire Monday, as weeks of fighting reached a stalemate in the capital and elsewhere in the African country.
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.
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has warned the country’s leaders not to lose sight of the pending implementation of the peace deal that could “make or break” the country” amid the ongoing crisis in neighboring 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.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Pauline Hungwe huddled in the bathroom of her apartment in Sudan, terrified and only peeking out of a window for a second to see the walls of nearby buildings disintegrate as they were hit by artillery fire.
Sudan’s top army general formally fires rival paramilitary leader as his deputy in symbolic gestureMay 19, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — In a symbolic gesture, Sudan's top army general on Friday fired a paramilitary leader — his former ally turned deadly rival — as the deputy of the country's governing body, state media reported.
Arab foreign ministers welcome Syria’s return to the Arab League ahead of Jeddah summitMay 17, 2023 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — Arab foreign ministers Wednesday in Saudi Arabia welcomed back Syria to the Arab League and called for a cease-fire in conflict-hit Sudan ahead of the organization's annual summit taking place in the kingdom.
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.
ASWAN, Egypt (AP) — The café outside Aswan station was full of Sudanese families, surrounded by luggage and waiting for the train to Cairo, the next leg in their arduous journey escaping violence that has torn apart their country and overturned their lives.
Sudan migrants in Israel worry over future, fighting at homeMay 15, 2023 GMT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Omer Easa is watching the violence roiling his native Sudan with deep trepidation. The further Sudan sinks into chaos and violence, he fears, the longer he is likely to remain an unrecognized asylum-seeker in Israel, where he has few protections.
From allies to foes: How uneasy relations between Sudan army, separate force exploded into violenceMay 12, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Over recent years, Sudan’s military and a separate armed force accumulated power, each suspicious of the other, even as they worked together against the country’s pro-democracy movement.
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.
War, natural disasters left record 71 million people internally displaced in 2022, report saysMay 11, 2023 GMT
The war in Ukraine helped push the global total of people left internally displaced by conflict or natural disasters to a record high of 71.1 million last year, according to a report released Thursday by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.
CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes over several days killed 25 people in southern Sudan, the country's doctors union said Wednesday, raising fears the war between the country's rival top generals — currently centered in the capital — could set off more violence in far-flung provinces.
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.
South Sudanese flee Sudan’s conflict yet return to crisisMay 10, 2023 GMT
CANAL-PIGI COUNTY, South Sudan (AP) — Moments after gunshots and explosions rang out in Khartoum, killing civilians and damaging buildings, Nyarok Gach grabbed her eight children and reluctantly began the treacherous journey home.
Sudan’s death toll rises as warring sides continue talksMay 9, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from the ongoing clashes in Sudan has risen to 604 people, including civilians, the U.N. health agency said on Tuesday. The new figures come as representatives of the warring parties are holding talks in Saudi Arabia.
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.
Ukraine, Sudan conflicts fuel alarming surge in tuberculosisMay 9, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Top U.N. officials, health industry leaders and activists demanded Monday that the world invest more to develop new vaccines and tackle a surge in tuberculosis fueled by the impact of COVID-19 and conflicts including Ukraine and Sudan.
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.
UN: South Sudan struggling to implement power-sharing dealMay 5, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — South Sudan is facing violent clashes and increasing disillusionment and frustration as it struggles to implement the most challenging provisions of a fragile 2018 power-sharing agreement, U.N.
German chancellor supports permanent UNSC seat for AfricaMay 5, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, on a visit to Kenya, has offered support to African countries seeking a permanent seat on the U.N Security Council.
Scholz told his host, President William Ruto, that he believes in African-led solutions to African issues such as the ongoing conflict in Sudan.
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.
Nigeria evacuates hundreds of citizens from hard-hit SudanMay 4, 2023 GMT
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerians fleeing the fighting in Sudan were evacuated and brought back to the West African nation late Wednesday after days of delays that left many of them stranded in the desert and at the Egyptian border.
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.
Official: 148 Somalis evacuated from Sudan via EthiopiaApril 30, 2023 GMT
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Scores of Somalis fleeing violence in Sudan arrived in their Horn of Africa nation on Sunday, an official said.
Some 148 Somali nationals, mostly students, arrived by plane in the capital Mogadishu, said Abdurahman Nur Mohamed Diinaari, a top official with the Somali foreign ministry.
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.
US conducts 1st evacuation of its citizens from Sudan warApril 29, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of Americans fleeing two weeks of deadly fighting in Sudan reached the east African nation’s port Saturday in the first U.S.-run evacuation, completing a dangerous land journey under escort of armed drones.
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.
World powers pull their citizens as violence roils SudanApril 27, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Leila Oulkebous' research for her doctorate from one of France's top universities was going well when the explosions started.
Oulkebous had decided to focus her field work on Sudan when the country exploded into violence.
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.
Sudanese abroad try to extend a lifeline and aid back homeApril 26, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — With her homeland now a conflict zone, rest does not come easily for Dr. Sara Abdelgalil.
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.
Which countries are evacuating citizens from Sudan?April 25, 2023 GMT
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — As continued fighting raises fears that Sudan could plunge deeper into chaos, foreign governments are scrambling to get their diplomats and other citizens safely out.
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.
US helping from afar as Americans flee fighting in SudanApril 24, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday the U.S. is helping from afar as thousands of Americans left behind in Sudan seek to escape fighting in the east African nation, after the U.S.
19 Kenyan students arrive from Sudan aboard military planeApril 24, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The first group of Kenyan evacuees from Sudan landed in the country’s main airport on Monday.
Thirty-nine students — 19 Kenyans along with 19 Somalis and one Saudi Arabian national — alighted from a Kenya Airforce aircraft that landed on Monday night.