Sudan

Country in Northeast Africa

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Sudan or the Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea to the east, Ethiopia to the southeast, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, and Libya to the northwest. It has a population of 39 million people and occupies a total area of 1,886,068 square kilometres, making it the third-largest country in Africa. Sudan's predominant religion is Islam, and its official languages are Arabic and English. The capital is Khartoum, located at the confluence of the Blue and White Nile. Since 2011, Sudan is the scene of ongoing military conflict in its regions South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

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Three members of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council have resigned, but their resignations are yet to be accepted, the TMC said late on Wednesday.
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Three members of Sudan's ruling miliary council resigned Wednesday after it said it reached "agreement on most demands" with protest leaders who have called for..
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Sudan’s opposition and ruling Transitional Military Council agreed late Wednesday to form a committee to resolve their disagreements, as tensions rise over how..
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Three members of Sudan's Transitional Military Council have resigned although their resignation is yet to be accepted, a statement by the council said late on..
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Sudan's opposition and ruling Transitional Military Council agreed late on Wednesday to form a committee to resolve their disagreements, as tensions rise over..
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Sudan's opposition late on Wednesday accepted an invitation to talks with the ruling Transitional Military Council amid rising tension over how long it will take..
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Reuters reported on Wednesday Sudan’s Transitional Military Council has invited the opposition to a meeting in the capital of Khartoum after the two sides have..
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Sudan's Transitional Military Council has invited the opposition to a meeting in Khartoum on Wednesday night, with the two sides at loggerheads over how long it..
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By Michael Georgy and Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM, April 24 (Reuters) - They come from all walks of life, of all ages and many political persuasions. But the..
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Sudanese protest leaders mounted pressure on the country's military council on Wednesday by calling for a million-strong march for civilian rule, a day after..
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Africa has a long history of strongmen who have spent decades in power. But since the 2011 Arab Spring, no less than 10 of them have been toppled, with two –..
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Sudanese protest icon Alaa Salah tells the BBC of her unexpected fame after demonstrating against the country’s former leader.
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Egypt hosted African leaders for emergency talks on Tuesday on the upheavals in Sudan and Libya, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned against "a slide into..
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Piled onto the roof of a train or packed inside, hundreds of protesters from the birthplace of the uprising that toppled Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir..
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Sudanese protesters have continued to demand a civilian government since the military ousted president Omar al-Bashir ealier this month African leaders at an..
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The head of the military council tells the BBC force will not be used against protesting civilians.
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A Sudanese woman who has come to symbolize for many the protests that have forced out former president Omar al-Bashir said her country's revolution was far from..
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African leaders meeting in Cairo on Tuesday agreed to give Sudan's ruling military council three months to implement democratic reforms, Egypt said on Tuesday,..
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KHARTOUM, April 23 (Reuters) - Protesters from the birthplace of an uprising that toppled Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir were converging on the capital..
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African leaders meeting in Cairo agreed to give Sudan's ruling military council more time to implement democratic reforms, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi..
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African leaders meeting in Cairo agreed to give Sudan's ruling military council more time to implement democratic reforms, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi..
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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese activists are calling for nationwide protests to press the military to hand over power to a civilian authority after the..
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When Omar Hassan al-Bashir wanted protection from rivals during his long rule as president of Sudan, he turned to Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, a commander of widely..
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Demonstrators in Sudan remain camped out in the capital Khartoum, nearly two weeks after the country’s army removed President Omar al-Bashir from power on..
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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured,..
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Alaa Salah is a Sudanese woman who gained internet fame after images of her leading protest chants against President Omar al-Bashir went viral. FRANCE 24 spoke..
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Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and opposition forces appeared on a collision course on Monday amid deepening differences over demands for..
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Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) has warned protesters against blocking the roads leading to the Defense Ministry’s headquarters in..
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Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) warned on Monday against protesters blocking roads and limiting the movement of citizens as protests continued..
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Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council warned on Monday against blocking roads and "controlling the movement of citizens" and said all routes are to be..
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KHARTOUM - Sudanese protest leaders Sunday suspended talks with military rulers, after the army failed to meet their demand for an immediate transfer to civilian..
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Organizers of Sudan's protests said Sunday they have suspended talks with the ruling military council because it has failed to meet their demands for an..
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Sudanese protest leaders on Sunday vowed to escalate demonstrations to confront the country's military rulers, as part of a widening campaign to push for the..
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Representatives of Sudan's protesters and main opposition groups said on Sunday they were suspending contacts with the political committee of the ruling military..
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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military..
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The head of Sudan's Transitional Military Council said on Sunday that the formation of a joint military-civilian council -- one of the demands put forward by..
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A Sudanese delegation will visit the United States soon to discuss Sudan's removal from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, state news agency SUNA..
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Thousands await the unveiling of a new civilian council - and the response of the military.
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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have granted Sudan $3 billion in support, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Sunday.
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Protest leaders and Sudan's army rulers were due to hold a new round of talks on transferring power to a civilian administration on Sunday, with thousands of..
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Sudanese authorities have arrested several members of the former ruling party of ousted President Omar al-Bashir, an official of Bashir's National Congress Party..
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Sudanese authorities arrested several top members of the former ruling party late on Saturday, a senior party official told Reuters.
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Sudan's attorney general has asked the country's intelligence and security agencies to lift the immunity of officers suspected of killing a teacher who died in..
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Sudan's attorney general on Saturday ordered the formation of a committee to oversee investigations into crimes involving public funds, corruption and criminal..
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Money in several currencies was found during a search of Omar al-Bashir's residence, reports say.
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Prosecutors have begun investigating ousted Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir on charges of money laundering and position of large sums in foreign currency..
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Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency..
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Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and the possession of large sums of money..
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Released Sudan activists describe being arrested and detained as protests continue in Khartoum.
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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators massed around a sit-in outside the Sudanese Ministry of Defence on Friday in the latest round of protests to push for..
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Sudan's opposition will present a list of mostly technocratic candidates for a civilian-led transitional council during its sit-in on Sunday, a top opposition..
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The transitional authority would replace the military junta which toppled President Bashir last week.
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Protesters whose weeks of demonstrations played an important part in forcing Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir from power are battling scorching heat..
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Thousands of protesters demanding an end to military rule flocked to the sit-in outside Sudan's Defence Ministry on Friday, in the biggest turnout in the center..
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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protest organizers say they will announce an interim ruling council they want to see take over from the military that ousted..
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Huge crowds formed outside Sudan's defence ministry on Thursday, joining a sit-in protest to demand that the country's transitional military council hand power..
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Huge crowds formed outside Sudan's defense ministry on Thursday, joining a sit-in protest to demand that the country's transitional military council hand power..
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The United States State Department called on the Sudanese military to move aside in order to have a civilian-led transition after longtime President Omar..
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The U.S. State Department on Thursday called on Sudan's military to step aside and make way for a peaceful civilian-led transition, as protesters in Khartoum..
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Huge crowds joined a sit-in protest outside Sudan's defence ministry on Thursday to demand that the country's transitional military council hand power to..
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Sudanese protest groups require unity to secure civilian rule, the BBC's Alastair Leithead says.
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The United States supports a democratic and peaceful transition in Sudan led by civilians who represent all Sudanese, the State Department said on Thursday, as..
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Tens of thousands of people headed to a sit-in outside Sudan's defense ministry on Thursday to demand that a transitional military council hand power to..
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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s new military rulers arrested ousted President Omar al-Bashir’s two brothers for corruption, part of a broad sweep against..
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South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has offered to help mediate a political transition in Sudan after the fall of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir to weeks of..
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The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, a rebel group in the states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, said on Wednesday it was ceasing all hostilities until..
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