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Sudan's army is investigating a video purportedly showing troops carrying severed heads

Feb. 16, 2024 10:07 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s armed forces have ordered an investigation into a video that purportedly shows some of its troops carrying the severed heads of members of the rival paramilitary faction in the country's civil war, the military said Friday. The military released a statement...

UN chief urges all nations to do everything possible to stop the 'horrible' war in Sudan

Feb. 08, 2024 20:14 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief on Thursday urged the international community to mobilize and do everything possible to stop the war in Sudan, saying “what is happening is horrible.” Secretary-General António Guterres said there is no military solution to the...

UN aid chief says warring Sudan generals agreed to talk on humanitarian issues. He's still waiting

Feb. 07, 2024 11:34 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A top U.N. official said Wednesday that the two generals in Sudan whose forces have been at war for the last 10 months assured him recently that they would attend a meeting in Switzerland to discuss humanitarian issues and Sudan's beleaguered civilians. “I'm still...

About 13 children die each day at a camp in Sudan for displaced people, medical charity MSF says

Feb. 05, 2024 16:04 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thirteen children are dying each day of severe malnutrition at the Zamzam camp in Sudan's northern Darfur as a consequence of the 10-month war in their country, a medical charity said Monday. The head of the U.N. refugee agency, meanwhile, warned that Europe...

37 people killed in disputed oil-rich African region of Abyei in fighting linked to spiritual leader

Feb. 04, 2024 19:47 PM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Thirty-seven people were killed over the weekend in fighting apparently tied to a land feud in the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei, an official said Sunday. The bloodshed came a week after 52 people died in a land dispute in the same region. Information...

UN food agency says it has reports of people dying from starvation amid the conflict in Sudan

Feb. 02, 2024 13:59 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. food agency said Friday it has received reports of people dying from starvation in Sudan, where raging fighting between rival generals is hampering the distribution of aid and food supplies to those most hungry. The 10 months of clashes between the Sudanese...

US imposes sanctions on three Sudanese companies tied to the warring parties

Jan. 31, 2024 13:41 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United States imposed sanctions Wednesday on three Sudanese firms it accused of being directly connected to the warring forces in Sudan, as the devastating conflict in the northeast African country continues to rage. The army, headed by Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan,...

ICC prosecutor: There are grounds to believe Sudan's warring sides are committing crimes in Darfur

Jan. 29, 2024 19:02 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor told the U.N. Security Council Monday his “clear finding” is that there are grounds to believe both Sudan’s armed forces and paramilitary rivals are committing crimes in the western Darfur region during the country’s...

52 killed in clashes in the disputed oil-rich African region of Abyei, an official says

Jan. 28, 2024 16:31 PM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Gunmen attacked villagers in the oil-rich region of Abyei claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, leaving at least 52 people dead, including a U.N. peacekeeper, and 64 wounded, a regional official said Sunday. The motive for the attack Saturday evening was...

The EU sanctions 6 companies accused of trying to undermine stability in conflict-torn Sudan

Jan. 22, 2024 13:43 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union imposed sanctions Monday on six companies it said are responsible for trying to undermine stability in conflict-ravaged Sudan, largely targeting firms linked to weapons procurement and manufacturing. Sudan plunged into chaos last April when...