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More tribal clashes in Sudanese port city; death toll at 25

Aug. 12, 2020 7:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes that have gripped a Sudanese port city over the past three days have killed at least 25 people and wounded scores, a doctors’ association said on Wednesday. The fighting in Port Sudan in the eastern province of Red Sea erupted earlier this week between the Beni Amer tribe...

Sudan imposes curfew in eastern city after clashes kill 13

Aug. 11, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities Tuesday imposed a round-the-clock curfew in an eastern port city after tribal clashes earlier this week killed more than a dozen people and wounded more than 40 others. The fighting in Port Sudan in the Red Sea province erupted earlier this week between the Beni Amer tribe...

Residents dig a mass grave for victims of an attack that left over 60 dead in the village of Masteri in west Darfur, Sudan Monday, July 27, 2020. A recent surge of violence in Darfur, the war-scarred region of western Sudan, has deprived more than 14,000 children of medical care, a leading aid group reported on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Mustafa Younes via AP)

Aid group: Darfur attacks strand 14,000 without medical help

Jul. 30, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A recent surge of violence in Darfur, the war-scarred region of western Sudan, has deprived more than 14,000 children of medical care, a leading aid group reported on Thursday. Save the Children said it was forced to close two major health facilities and its field office in the village of...

One-month old Haboue Solange Boue, awaiting medical care for severe malnutrition, is held by her mother, Danssanin Lanizou, 30, at the feeding center of the main hospital in the town of Hounde, Tuy Province, in southwestern Burkina Faso on Thursday, June 11, 2020. With the markets closed because of coronavirus restrictions, her family sold fewer vegetables. Lanizou is too malnourished to nurse her. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)

Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month

Jul. 27, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

HOUNDE, Burkina Faso (AP) — The lean season is coming for Burkina Faso’s children. And this time, the long wait for the harvest is bringing a hunger more ferocious than most have ever known. That hunger is already stalking Haboue Solange Boue, an infant who has lost half her former body weight of...

Sudanese bury victims of Darfur violence as troops deploy

Jul. 27, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese in the western Darfur region on Monday buried their dead from the latest bout of violence between between Arab tribes, an aid worker said, after more than 60 people were killed over the past two days and as the country's transitional authorities deployed more security forces to the...

UN says over 60 killed in renewed violence in Sudan’s Darfur

Jul. 26, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A new bout of violence in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region has left more than 60 people dead, the United Nations said Sunday. The clashes threaten to derail a fragile transition to democracy more than a year after the military’s ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The U.N....

Sudan armed group attacks Darfur village, killing at least 7

Jul. 24, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese paramilitary group attacked civilians in the war-scarred region of South Darfur, killing at least seven people and wounding 20 more, local activists and a rebel group said Friday. The assault in the troubled province came a week after government-linked armed groups stormed a protest...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2019 file photo, Sudan's autocratic former President Omar al-Bashir sits in a cage during his trial on corruption and money laundering charges, in Khartoum, Sudan. On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, al-Bashir is back in court, this time facing charges of plotting the 1989 Islamist-backed coup that removed an elected government and brought him to power. The trial adjourned until Aug. 11. (AP Photo, File)

Sudan finds mass grave likely linked to foiled 1990 coup

Jul. 24, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities have found a mass grave believed to contain the bodies of 28 army officers shot in a foiled coup attempt against former President Omar al-Bashir in 1990, the public prosecutor said late Thursday. It was the second Bashir-era mass grave uncovered in as many months....

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019 file photo, people gather as they celebrate first anniversary of mass protests that led to the ouster of former president and longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. in Khartoum, Sudan. On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the United States, Germany and France have pledged hundreds of millions in aid to Sudan. The funds are intended to help the struggling African nation a year after pro-democracy protesters forced the removal of its long-time autocratic ruler, Omar al-Bashir.(AP Photo, File)

Sudan protest movement rejects gov't plans to cut subsidies

Jul. 23, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s protest leaders announced Thursday that they oppose the government’s economic reform plan to slash fuel subsidies and float the Sudanese currency, raising the specter of unrest as the country makes a fragile transition to democracy. The rejection came a day after Prime...

Sudan’s premier appoints civilians as provincial governors

Jul. 22, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s prime minister announced the appointment of civilian governors for the country’s 18 provinces Wednesday, another key step forward in a fragile transition to democracy over a year after the military ousted long-time autocrat Omar al-Bashir. Abdalla Hamdok said at televised...