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UN experts: Sudan's paramilitary forces carried out ethnic killings and rapes that may be war crimes

Mar. 01, 2024 01:27 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Paramilitary forces and their allied militias fighting to take power in Sudan carried out widespread ethnic killings and rapes while taking control of much of western Darfur that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, United Nations experts said in a new...

South Sudan blames fighting in neighboring Sudan and attacks in the Red Sea for its crisis

Feb. 28, 2024 07:15 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government on Tuesday blamed the country's economic crisis in part on the fighting in neighboring Sudan and the instability in the Red Sea, where Yemen’s Houthi rebels have been attacking international shipping. With most government workers...

Rape and sexual violence in Sudan's ongoing conflict may amount to war crimes, a new UN report says

Feb. 23, 2024 05:19 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office said in a new report Friday that scores of people, including children, have been subjected to rape and other forms of sexual violence in the ongoinng conflict in Sudan, assaults that may amount to war crimes. Sudan plunged into chaos in...

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...

13 people are dead and 27 missing after a boat carrying Sudanese migrants to Europe sank

Feb. 08, 2024 11:33 AM EST

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — At least 13 Sudanese migrants died and 27 others are believed missing after their small metal boat sank Thursday off the Tunisian coast as they sought to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, according to local authorities. The Tunisian coast guard was able...

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...

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...