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Sudan officials warn of disease from unidentified bodies

Sep. 27, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese medical officials warned Monday that more than 1,500 unidentified bodies piled up in several of the country’s morgues could lead to an outbreak of disease, amid accusations the government is covering up their causes of death. Among the deceased are believed...

Egypt’s leader meets with Sudan’s military ruler in Cairo

Sep. 24, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi of Egypt on Saturday met with Sudan’s leader in Cairo for talks that focused on ties between the two neighbors, officials said. El-Sissi welcomed Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, at the Cairo...

Interview: Sudan's ruling general won't run in elections

Sep. 23, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sudan’s ruling military general, who mounted a coup nearly a year ago, said he will not run in future elections for a civilian-led government but offered no timeline on when a vote might happen in order for him to relinquish power. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan spoke...

Sudan says tribal clashes in southeast displace thousands

Sep. 08, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes that erupted this month in Sudan's southeastern Blue Nile province have displaced thousands so far, the state-run news agency reported on Thursday. According to the SUNA news agency, a total of 21,189 people fled to the north, seeking safety in the...

UN: Tribal clashes in Sudan kill 380 in Jan.-Aug. period

Sep. 06, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Around 380 people were killed in tribal clashes in Sudan between January and August, most of them in the conflict-wracked Darfur region, the U.N. said Tuesday. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHA, said more than 430 people were injured...

Sudan says 7 killed in tribal clashes in restive province

Sep. 02, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Seven people have been killed in tribal clashes that erupted in a restive province of Sudan, state-run media reported Friday, the latest episode of violence in a country plagued with political turmoil since a military coup last year. The fighting, in which another 23...

ICC prosecutor: UN should help deliver justice in Darfur

Aug. 23, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to accelerate action to help deliver justice for thousands of people in Sudan’s western Darfur region, which was wracked by bloodshed in 2003. Karim Khan said...

Sudan official: Death toll from seasonal floods rises to 89

Aug. 23, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from flash floods in Sudan since the start of the country's rainy season in May has climbed to at least 89, an official said Tuesday, as the downpours continued to inundate villages across the east African nation. Brig. Gen. Abdul-Jalil Abdul-Rahim,...

Sudan floods continue to tear up homes; 66 people killed

Aug. 16, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Flash floods triggered by heavy rains continued to tear up homes across Sudan, an official said Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 66 since the start of the rainy season. Earlier this week, authorities had said that at least 50 people were killed since the rains...

UN says nearly 12 million facing acute hunger in Sudan

Aug. 03, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations painted a grim picture for Sudan’s humanitarian situation, saying Wednesday that almost a quarter of the country’s population was inching toward starvation amid a dire shortage of funding. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...