Sudan

Country in Northeast Africa

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Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan and sometimes referred to as North 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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In an interview with FRANCE 24 on Thursday, Sudan’s veteran opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi called for an independent and “trustworthy” investigation into..
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NAIROBI, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Kenya would support all efforts to ensure peace and political stability reigns in Sudan following the ouster of long-term...
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Hundreds of Sudanese demonstrated in state capitals on Thursday, putting pressure on the ruling military council to cede power to civilians in ongoing tumult..
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A group of Sudanese women protest against the military junta in Khartoum, Sudan, on April 26, 2019. Photo: Fredrik Lerneryd/Getty Images It was 43 years ago,..
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Sudan's military council on Thursday dismissed public prosecutor Alwaleed Sayed Ahmed Mahmoud and appointed Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah to succeed him, prosecution..
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Egypt is all set to chair a meeting of foreign ministers from African nations on the Sudan crisis in Ethiopia's Adis Ababa on Thursday. 'The meeting called for..
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Sudanese activists are struggling to document reports of mass rapes during a June 3 paramilitary crackdown on a Khartoum protest camp. But security fears coupled..
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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday demanded that deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir stand trial for the mass killings..
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KHARTOUM - The head of Sudan's ruling military council said on Wednesday it was ready to meet an opposition alliance to negotiate the country's transition..
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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is urging Sudan’s transitional authorities to hand over or prosecute ousted president Omar al-Bashir..
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Sudan's military council on Wednesday urged opposition leaders to resume negotiations on the transition of power but protestors show no sign of stopping..
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The head of Sudan's ruling military council said on Wednesday it was ready to meet an opposition alliance to negotiate the country's transition toward democracy,..
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As the political crisis in Sudan worsens, global humanitarian organizations have turned to social media to raise both awareness and money. It turns out, some of..
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Young musicians in Khartoum talk to the BBC about their hopes following the military crackdown.
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Italian prosecutors demanded on Monday a 14-year prison term for an alleged people-smuggling kingpin extradited from Sudan in 2016, dismissing suggestions they..
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One of Chad's main rebel leaders was detained at his Paris home on Monday over alleged crimes against humanity committed in Sudan, his rebel group and French..
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After the military council used brutal force against civilian protesters, the situation in Sudan has continued to escalate. Now German politicians are debating..
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Hong Kong, Donald Trump, Sudan: Here’s what you need to know.
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The deposed strongman has been held under arrest in the capital, Khartoum, since the military removed him from power in April amid mass protests against his..
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The internet has been shut down but pro-democracy protesters are finding ways to fight back.
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Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown..
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Fallen Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir was Sunday seen in public for the first time since being ousted, as he was driven in an armed convoy to the prosecutor's..
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Wearing a traditional white robe, Omar al-Bashir was taken from jail to the prosecutor's office.
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Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown..
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Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since he was overthrown, as he was taken out of prison to the office of the..
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Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir will appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and possessing foreign currency, the country's acting..
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Sudan's chief prosecutor said on Saturday that ousted President Omar al-Bashir would be sent for trial soon on corruption charges related to his three decades in..
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Passengers on a Turkish Airlines jetliner flying to Sudan had to subdue a man who started screaming a few minutes after takeoff.
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Sudan's chief prosecutor said on Saturday that ousted president Omar al-Bashir will be referred for trial soon after a period for objections expires.
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Social media profiles have been turning blue in tribute to Mohammad Mattar who was shot dead during protests in Sudan.
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Sudan’s veteran opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi called on Friday for an “objective” international investigation into last week’s deadly crackdown on..
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Thousands of protesters in Sudan, who had camped outside the army headquarters in central Khartoum for weeks, were dispersed in an operation which left dozens..
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A feared unit of Sudan's security forces raped women as they dispersed protesters, witnesses say.
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Singer Rihanna posted about the Sudan massacre where over 100 people were reportedly killed when protests turned into a standoff with the military.
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Outside mediation is needed to defuse Sudan's crisis because the ruling military council and opposition distrust each other too deeply for direct talks following..
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The BBC's Fergal Keane speaks to witnesses and victims of the violence in Khartoum, which left at least 100 protesters dead.
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Following an admission by Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) that they all met the country’s security chiefs on 2 June, and after receiving..
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Sudan's ruling military council Thursday for the first time admitted it dispersed a Khartoum sit-in, which left dozens dead, as US and African diplomats stepped..
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Sudan's military rulers said on Thursday they had thwarted several coup attempts and that some officers had been arrested over the deadly dispersal of protesters..
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Sudan's military rulers said on Thursday they had thwarted several coup attempts against them.
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The charges come amid talks between US officials and the Sudanese military council.
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Sudan's military rulers said on Thursday that Ethiopia's prime minister had suggested that negotiations between the rulers and the Sudanese opposition on a..
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Sudan's military rulers said on Thursday that some officers had been arrested for their involvement in the deadly dispersal of a protest sit-in in Khartoum.
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The United Nations said it had confirmed the killing of 17 people and burning of more dozens of houses in Deleij village in the Darfur region of Sudan this week..
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The head of Sudan's ruling military council held talks on Thursday with the senior U.S. diplomat for Africa, who was visiting Khartoum to encourage a transition..
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Sudan's state prosecutor's office said on Thursday jailed former president Omar al-Bashir had been charged with corruption after the completion of an..
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The head of Sudan's ruling military council met with U.S. diplomats in Khartoum on Thursday, the council said.
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The United Nations said on Thursday it had confirmed the killing of 17 people and the burning of more than 100 houses in Deleij village in the Darfur region of..
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Sudan's state prosecutors said on Thursday they had completed their investigation into former President Omar al-Bashir and charged him with corruption.
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In Sudan, negotiations are slated to resume between protesters and the ruling military council. But mistrust towards the army is now rife among Sudanese, after..
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The United Nations said on Thursday it had confirmed the killing of 17 people and the burning of more than 100 houses in Deleij village in Sudan's central Darfur..
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The top U.S. diplomat for Africa is joining an international push to press Sudan's military rulers and the opposition toward a deal on a transition to democracy..
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The United States on Wednesday named veteran diplomat Donald Booth as its envoy to Sudan amid an international push for a peaceful transition after the overthrow..
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Sudan's foreign ministry summoned on Wednesday the British ambassador in Khartoum to protest his remarks on political developments in the country, Sudan's state..
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Protest camp in Khartoum may be gone, but it'll always be the place that brought together people who dared to think of a different Sudan. ......
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The top U.S. diplomat for Africa was due in Khartoum on Wednesday to join an international push to salvage a deal between Sudan's military rulers and opposition..
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KHARTOUM - Protest leaders have agreed to end a campaign of civil disobedience launched after a deadly crackdown on demonstrators and to resume talks with..
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Protest leaders have agreed to end a campaign of civil disobedience launched after a deadly crackdown on demonstrators and to resume talks with Sudan's ruling..
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Protest leaders will end strikes and return to the negotiating table, an Ethiopian mediator says.
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Global outcry over military junta's violent reaction to pro-democracy movement has done little to change the prospects for Sudan's beleaguered population
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Protest leaders have agreed to end their civil disobedience campaign launched after a crackdown on demonstrators and resume talks with Sudan’s ruling generals,..
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Sudan's military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council, an Ethiopian envoy said on Tuesday, as an..
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The United Arab Emirates is continuing its communications with the Sudanese opposition and the ruling military council, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs..
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Sudanese parties have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional sovereign council, Ethiopia's special envoy to Sudan said on Tuesday.
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Sudan's protest and opposition alliance said it is suspending a campaign of civil disobedience and a general strike from Wednesday until further notice.
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U.S. Secretary for Africa Tibor Nagy is meeting with leaders in Sudan this week. More than 100 people have been killed there in the last week. Unrest erupted in..
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New evidence that ‘scorched earth’ attacks continue UN and AU set to vote to close UNAMID peacekeeping mission on 27 June Peacekeeper drawdown would expose..
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Many shops and business stayed closed and troops watched the streets of Sudan's capital Khartoum on Tuesday, the third day of a civil disobedience campaign..
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A brutal crackdown on Sudan’s nationwide civil disobedience campaign has...
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Sudan’s opposition plans to nominate eight members of a transitional council and name a prominent economist to head a government, a leader in the alliance of..
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Doctors believe paramilitaries carried out more than 70 rapes during an attack on a protest camp in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, a week ago. More than 100..
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