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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sudan rivals pledge evacuation help, US diplomats airliftedApril 23, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — American embassy staffers were airlifted from Sudan early Sunday, as forces loyal to rival generals battled for control of Africa's third-largest nation for a ninth day amid fading hopes for deescalation.
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr holiday with feasts, prayersApril 22, 2023 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — The holiday of Eid al-Fitr ushered in a day of prayers and joy for Muslims around the world on Friday. The celebration was marred by tragedy amid the explosion of conflict in Sudan, while in other countries it came against the backdrop of hopes for a better future.
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.
White House: No evacuation plans for all Americans in SudanApril 21, 2023 GMT
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — The Pentagon has deployed forces and is developing options to assist in the possible evacuation of U.S. Embassy personnel from Sudan, but the White House said Friday there are no plans for now for a broader pullout of the potentially thousands of other Americans from the African country where warring factions are in a violent conflict.
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.
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.
Kenyan leader warns of regional effects from Sudan fightingApril 19, 2023 GMT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president, who is among mediators tasked with brokering peace in Sudan, on Wednesday called for an end to the fighting in the country, warning it could destabilize the region.
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
What sparked the violent struggle to control Sudan’s future?April 17, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Tensions have been brewing for weeks between Sudan's two most powerful generals, who just 18 months earlier jointly orchestrated a military coup to derail the nation's transition to democracy.
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.
14 dead in 3 days of tribal violence in Sudan’s West DarfurApril 11, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Bloodshed in Sudan's long-troubled Darfur region has left at least 14 people dead over the last three days, two activists said Tuesday.
Adam Haroun, a local activist, said clashes erupted Sunday in West Darfur province after Arab gunmen on motorcycles shot and killed a trader in the remote town of Fur Baranga.
Deal to restore democratic transition in Sudan delayed againApril 7, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A dispute between Sudan’s military and a paramilitary group again forced the delay of signing a deal with politicians to restore the country’s democratic transition, which was derailed by a 2021 coup, a pro-democracy bloc said Wednesday.
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 delays signing of deal to usher in civilian governmentApril 1, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s military leaders and pro-democracy forces will delay the signing of an agreement to usher in a civilian government, both sides said in a joint statement issued early Saturday.
5 killed in west Sudan tribal violence, rights group saysMarch 24, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Two days of tribal violence in western Sudan's long-troubled Darfur region killed at least 5 people, tribal leaders and a rights group said Friday.
The violence between African Masalit tribesmen and Arab shepherds in West Darfur erupted Thursday after two armed assailants fatally shot a merchant in a remote area, leaders from both groups said.
Key date set in Sudan government transition, official saysMarch 19, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s military leaders and pro-democracy forces vowed to begin establishing a new civilian-led transitional government on April 11, a spokesperson representing both parties said Sunday.
UN renews Sudan arms embargo as Russia and China abstainMarch 9, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Wednesday renewing an arms embargo and other sanctions imposed over violence in Sudan’s western Darfur region that began in 2004.
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.
UN slams deployment f South Sudan troops in disputed regionMarch 1, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday condemned the deployment of South Sudanese troops in an area of the disputed region of Abyei, which both Sudan and South Sudan claim.
The U.N. peacekeeping mission in the contested region warned that the deployment of troops in the southern part of Abyei would create “untold suffering and humanitarian concerns” for civilians in the area.
Sudan military finishes review of Russian Red Sea base dealFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s ruling military concluded a review of an agreement with Russia to build a navy base on the Red Sea in the African country, two Sudanese officials said Saturday.
Russian FM, Sudan’s military leaders kindle ties in KhartoumFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Russia's foreign minister met with Sudan’s military rulers Thursday, state media in Sudan reported, the final stop on Sergey Lavrov's tour of Africa.
The top Russian diplomat's Africa trip was aimed at strengthening ties and expanding influence at a time when the West seeks to isolate Moscow with sanctions over Russia's war on Ukraine.
Pope makes final bid for peace, forgiveness in South SudanFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Pope Francis made a final appeal for peace in South Sudan on Sunday as he celebrated Mass before tens of thousands of people to close out an unusual mission by Christian religious leaders to nudge forward the country’s recovery from civil war.
Sudan demands United Nations immediately lift arms embargoFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan is demanding the U.N. Security Council immediately lift an arms embargo and other sanctions imposed during violence in the western Darfur region in 2005, saying the punishment did not include conditions or require the military government to meet U.N.