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A week of indirect talks involving Sudan's warring parties wraps up in Geneva

Jul. 19, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A week of indirect talks involving Sudan's warring parties ended in Geneva on Friday, the U.N. secretary-general's personal envoy said. He described the discussions as an “encouraging initial step” in a complex process. Representatives of the Sudanese army and...

US announces $203 million in new aid to war-torn Sudan amid major humanitarian crisis

Jul. 18, 2024 20:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations announced nearly $203 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Sudan on Thursday but warned that the money is not a “panacea” and urged other countries to fulfill their financial pledges to address what she called “the...

Looting and fighting reported in a central Sudan city as paramilitary group attacks military troops

Jun. 30, 2024 11:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Fighters from Sudan’s notorious paramilitary group looted homes and shops and took over the main hospital in a central city, forcing tens of thousands to flee, residents said Sunday, as a new front opened in a a 14-month war that has pushed the African country to the brink of...

Experts warn that 755,000 people at risk of famine in the coming months in war-torn Sudan

Jun. 27, 2024 13:33 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — International experts portrayed a grim picture for war-torn Sudan in a report Thursday warning that 755,000 people are facing famine in the coming months, amid relentless clashes between rival generals. The fighting has created a hunger catastrophe at a scale not seen...

Independent UN experts accuse Sudan’s warring parties of using starvation as weapon

Jun. 27, 2024 06:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Human rights experts working for the United Nations on Wednesday accused Sudan’s warring parties of using starvation as a war weapon, amid mounting warnings about imminent famine in the African nation. Sudan plunged into chaos in April last year when simmering...

Sudan accuses UAE of fueling war with weapons to paramilitary rivals. UAE calls claim `ludicrous'

Jun. 18, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Sudanese government accused the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday of fueling the 14-month war in the African country by providing weapons to a rival paramilitary force. The UAE dismissed the allegation as “ludicrous,” calling “a shameful abuse by one of the warring...

Central African Republic faces increased rebel activity and spillover from Sudan war, UN experts say

Jun. 17, 2024 20:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Activities of armed groups in the volatile Central African Republic have increased, complicating a security landscape that has seen a spillover of the conflict in neighboring Sudan, U.N. experts warn in a new report. The panel of experts cite confirmed reports...

Sudan tops UN envoy's concerns about children caught in conflicts, with Congo and Haiti next

Jun. 14, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations envoy charged with reporting on violations against children in conflicts around the world said Thursday that first and foremost she is worried about what’s happening to youngsters in war-torn Sudan, followed by Congo and Haiti. Virginia...

UN adopts a resolution demanding that Sudan's paramilitary force halt its siege of a Darfur city

Jun. 13, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Thursday demanding that Sudan’s paramilitary force immediately halt its siege of the only capital in the vast western region of Darfur that it doesn’t control and where more than a million people are reportedly trapped. ...

ICC prosecutor appeals for evidence of atrocities in Sudan after rebels attack hospital in Darfur

Jun. 11, 2024 05:12 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor appealed Tuesday for information and evidence of atrocities in Sudan, saying his ongoing investigation “seems to disclose an organized, systematic and a profound attack on human dignity.” ICC...