Latest Sudan News

Pope says South Sudan's future depends on treatment of women

Feb. 04, 2023 12:38 PM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Pope Francis warned Saturday that South Sudan’s future depends on how it treats its women, as he highlighted their horrific plight in a country where sexual violence is rampant, child brides are common and the maternal mortality rate is the highest in the world. ...

Sudan demands United Nations immediately lift arms embargo

Feb. 03, 2023 18:18 PM EST

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. benchmarks. ...

Pope in South Sudan warns leaders as peace process stalls

Feb. 03, 2023 13:52 PM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Pope Francis, on a novel ecumenical peace mission to the world’s youngest country, warned South Sudan’s political leaders on Friday that history will judge them harshly if they continue to drag their feet implementing a 2018 peace accord. Accompanying...

US seeks to expel Russian mercenaries from Sudan, Libya

Feb. 03, 2023 11:16 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United States has stepped up pressure on Middle East allies to expel the Wagner Group, a military contractor owned by an oligarch with close ties to Russia’s president, from chaos-stricken Libya and Sudan where it has expanded in recent years, regional officials told The...

Israel FM: Fully normalized ties with Sudan later this year

Feb. 02, 2023 17:22 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel expects to fully normalize ties with Sudan sometime later this year, Israel's foreign minister said Thursday, after returning from a lightning diplomatic mission to the Sudanese capital. Eli Cohen spoke to reporters after a one-day trip to Khartoum that...

US condemns Sudan freeing man convicted in diplomat's death

Feb. 02, 2023 17:14 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United States asked the Sudanese government Thursday to re-arrest a man convicted of killing a U.S. diplomat in the country 15 years ago. Abdel-Raouf Abu Zaid, the Sudanese man freed Jan. 30, was found guilty of murdering John Granville, an official with the U.S....

US expresses concern over Sudan freeing diplomat's killer

Feb. 01, 2023 17:41 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. said Wednesday it is “deeply concerned" by Sudan's release of a man convicted in the 2008 killing of a U.S. diplomat and embassy employee in a drive-by shooting in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement that...

Sudan teen refugee freed after 5 months in Libyan detention

Feb. 01, 2023 07:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese teen refugee has been released from a detention center in western Libya where he was held for five months after being kidnapped and tortured by gunmen demanding ransom, his family said Wednesday. Mazen Adam, 15, from Sudan’s conflict-torn Darfur region,...

Family says Sudan freed man convicted of killing US diplomat

Jan. 31, 2023 08:27 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities have released a man convicted of the 2008 killing of a U.S. diplomat in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Khartoum, his family said Tuesday. The release followed a 2020 deal between Sudan and the Trump administration that included compensation settlements for...

Governor declares emergency in Sudan province after 4 killed

Jan. 23, 2023 13:58 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Armed men opened fire on a bus station in southern Sudan on Monday, officials said, killing at least four people and prompting authorities to declare a monthlong state of emergency. Officials in South Kordofan province said the attack in the provincial capital of...