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Pope says he intends to go to South Sudan, urges dialogue

Nov. 10, 2019 9:24 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday called for South Sudan politicians to salvage a tenuous peace deal and to bring a definitive end to conflicts to the African nation, which he announced he intends to visit in the coming year. In public remarks from a Vatican palace window overlooking St. Peter's...

South Sudan rival leaders delay forming coalition government

Nov. 7, 2019 11:30 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar have agreed to postpone the formation of a coalition government for 100 days. The rival leaders were to have formed a unity government by Nov. 12, but after meeting in Uganda for six hours Thursday, they said that...

UN urges South Sudan warring parties to fulfill peace deal

Nov. 6, 2019 9:23 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called on South Sudan's warring parties Wednesday to publicly reaffirm their commitment to fully implement a peace deal signed over a year ago that calls for a coalition government to be formed on Nov. 12. The U.N.'s most powerful body expressed concern in a...

Stuck on US terror list, Sudan turns to wealthy Gulf for aid

Nov. 6, 2019 1:01 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new prime minister has repeatedly urged the West to end his country's international pariah status. He says it's the only way to save the nation's fragile democratic transition from a plunging economy. In September, Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok said he was expecting a "big...

South Sudan faces crisis in forming new coalition government

Nov. 4, 2019 4:52 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — War-torn South Sudan is "barreling toward a crisis" and could slide back into fighting, warned the International Crisis Group on Monday. The new report said the country's warring parties aren't ready to form a coalition government on November 12th, when opposition leader Riek Machar...

Sudanese protests demand answers over June crackdown deaths

Nov. 3, 2019 12:33 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Sudan's capital and across the country on Sunday, demanding the disbanding of the former ruling party that underpinned Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's three decades in power. The demonstrations were organized by local groups linked with the...

Syrian refugee turns to food to rebuild his life in US

Nov. 2, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When he came to the United States as a refugee from Syria during that country's bloody civil war, there was a lot Diaa Alhanoun didn't know, starting with English. There was one thing he was fairly certain of, though — whatever else the future held in store for him and his family, he...

UN keeps Darfur peacekeepers but hopes for their departure

Oct. 31, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to keep the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur for another year in hopes the new civilian-led transitional government can restore peace, and the troops can be replaced by civilians who focus on the country's...

South Sudan expels AP journalist Sam Mednick

Oct. 31, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Sudan's Media Authority has revoked the press accreditation of Canadian journalist Sam Mednick in response to a recent story she wrote for The Associated Press. The AP stands by Mednick and her story. The South Sudanese officials withdrew Mednick's accreditation for six months,...

Sudan drawing down troops in Yemen in recent months

Oct. 30, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has recently drawn down its forces taking part in a Saudi-led coalition at war with Iran-aligned rebels in Yemen, two senior Sudanese officials said Wednesday. The UAE's military, meanwhile, said it pulled its troops from the southern port city of Aden and handed over the interim capital...