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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with army

Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and ruling military council signed a final power-sharing agreement at a ceremony in the capital, Khartoum, after weeks of tortuous negotiations


Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

Sudan’s pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council signed a document early Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

AU envoy: Sudan military, protesters to sign political deal

A transition agreement between Sudan’s ruling military council and a pro-democracy coalition was scheduled to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said, just hours after the military claimed …


Sudan military council says it foils attempted military coup

Sudan’s ruling military council said it foiled an attempted military coup Thursday, just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed on a joint sovereign council to rule the …


Sudanese hold mass marches to protest army rule

Protesters in Sudan have held their first mass demonstrations against military rule since security forces launched a violent crackdown earlier this month.


US diplomat wants ‘credible’ probe into Sudan crackdown

The top U.S. diplomat to Africa says there must be an “independent and credible” investigation into the Sudanese military’s violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital earlier this …


Sudan military acknowledges violations in sit-in dispersal

Sudan’s ruling military acknowledged that security forces committed violations when they moved in to disperse a protest sit-in camp outside the military headquarters in Khartoum last week.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

US urges Sudan’s protesters and army to resume talks

Sudan’s protest movement calls off its general strike, as US envoy urges talks with army.


Ethiopian PM visits Sudan in bid to mediate crisis

Ethiopia’s prime minister met with Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders on Friday in a bid to revive negotiations amid a crackdown on demonstrations that has killed more than 100 …


Sudanese vow to keep up protests after crackdown

Sudan’s pro-democracy movement vowed Thursday to press its campaign of civil disobedience until the ruling military council is ousted and killers of protesters are brought to justice, as security forces …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019

Sudan protest organizers say 40 bodies pulled from Nile

At least 40 bodies were pulled from the Nile River in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, organizers of pro-democracy protests said Wednesday, bringing the death toll since the violent dispersal of …


Sudanese forces clamp down in capital, clash with protesters

Pro-democracy protesters defied Sudan’s military rulers Tuesday, carrying out scattered demonstrations around the capital of Khartoum as security forces – including one of the most feared military units – fanned …


Sudan troops move to crush pro-democracy camp, killing 30

Sudan’s ruling military moved to crush the protest movement opposing its grip on power as security forces overran the main sit-in site in the capital early Monday, unleashing furious volleys …


Security agents attack Sudanese sit-ins, 5 killed in clashes

Sudanese protesters said Tuesday that security agents loyal to ousted President Omar al-Bashir attacked their sit-ins overnight, setting off clashes that killed five people, including an army officer, and heightened …


Sudan prosecutors charge al-Bashir with killing protesters

Sudanese prosecutors have charged ousted President Omar al-Bashir with involvement in killing protesters and incitement to kill protesters during the uprising that drove him from power last month, state news …


Despite her own setbacks, Judith Mayotte ‘fuels and energizes’ those around her through refugee, climate change advocacy

Judith Mayotte re-learned to walk after contracting polio, but then during a freak accident while working in Sudan, lost her leg. Now, the Gonzaga University graduate school commencement speaker, is …


Sudanese hold mass rally amid standoff with generals

Tens of thousands of Sudanese protesters took part in a mass rally Thursday to step up pressure on the military to hand power to civilians following last month’s overthrow of …


Thousands protest in Sudan capital, demand civilian rule

Tens of thousands of protesters converged on the main sit-in in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Thursday to pressure the ruling military council to speed up the transition of …


Sudan’s protesters optimistic after weekend talks with army

The Sudanese protest movement on Monday welcomed the “positive steps” taken by the ruling military council, which held talks with opposition leaders over the weekend and released some political prisoners.


Sudan army removes leader, rejects al-Bashir extradition

The Sudanese military on Friday swiftly replaced the country’s transitional leader linked to the Darfur genocide after street rallies against him and said that it wouldn’t hand over ousted President …


Sudan military ousts President al-Bashir, who took power in his own coup nearly 30 years ago

Sudan’s military ousted and arrested President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday, delivering the deathblow to the authoritarian’s nearly 30-year rule following months of intense protests.


Leader of Sudan coup on US sanction list for Darfur genocide

Sudan’s defense minister, who led the overthrow Thursday of autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir, has had his assets blocked by the U.S. Treasury since 2007 for supporting and managing militias accused …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Sudan’s military overthrows president following months of popular protests

Sudan’s defense minister said Thursday that President Omar al-Bashir had been taken into military custody, effectively announcing a military coup to end his 30-year rule.


Sudanese activists: 14 more killed in clashes with police

Sudanese security forces tried again to break up an anti-government sit-in outside military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, killing at least 14 people Tuesday, activists behind the demonstration said.


Group says 60 killed in protests against Sudan’s president

Sudan’s security forces have killed at least 60 people in more than three months of street protests, an international rights group said Friday as dozens of Sudanese took part in …


South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

The latest attempt at ending South Sudan’s five-year civil war failed Friday as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018

World’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

The death of the world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, doesn’t end efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world’s most recognizable animals. The focus now turns …


U.S. ambassador to U.N. evacuated from volatile South Sudan camp

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was evacuated from a U.N. camp for displaced people in South Sudan on Wednesday because of a demonstration against President Salva …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017

U.S. man killed in South Sudan; army says ‘caught in fighting’

An American man has been killed in civil war-torn South Sudan, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday, while South Sudan’s army said he was caught up in fighting between rebels and …


Armyworm influx risks worsening South Sudan hunger, U.N. says

An invasion of fall armyworms may further damage South Sudanese farming, worsening shortages in the war-torn country where half the population is already facing hunger, a Food and Agriculture Organization …