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Sudan’s leader visits Darfur after tribal clashes killed 144

Apr. 12, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s leader visited West Darfur province Monday following tribal violence earlier this month that killed at least 144 people, posing a challenge to the country’s fragile democratic transition. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the ruling sovereign...

Sudan official: Death toll in Darfur clashes rises to 132

Apr. 08, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence in Sudan’s restive Darfur region has climbed to 132 as looting continued on Thursday, a local Sudanese local official said. The violence poses a challenge to efforts by Sudan’s transitional government to end...

Sudan group: Death toll in Darfur tribal violence now at 87

Apr. 07, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence that erupted over the weekend in Sudan's Darfur region climbed to 87 on Wednesday as a local medical group also reported attacks on healthcare workers in the area. The deadly violence poses a challenge to efforts by...

UN says death toll now 56 from clashes in Sudan's Darfur

Apr. 06, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence in Sudan’s Darfur region climbed to at least 56 as sporadic clashes continued on Tuesday, the U.N. said. The violence poses a challenge to efforts by Sudan’s transitional government to end decades-long rebellions in...

UN says tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur kill 40 over 3 days

Apr. 05, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes that erupted over the weekend between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s western Darfur region have killed at least 40 people and wounded around 60 others, the U.N. said Monday. The violence was between the Arab Rizeigat and the Masalit tribes...

Sudan and main rebel group restart peace talks

Mar. 28, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s interim government and the main rebel group in the country agreed on Sunday to re-start peace talks, according to the rebel group and Sudan state news. The agreement was marked in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, which has mediated past...

Cash-strapped Sudan clears overdue payments to World Bank

Mar. 26, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese government said Friday it cleared all of its overdue payments to the World Bank, a move that gives the highly-indebted country access to new types of international financing for the first time in decades. This development allows Sudan to resume...

Sudan officials, Saudi crown prince talk Red Sea investments

Mar. 10, 2021 05:02 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sudan’s prime minister and Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince met Wednesday to discuss Saudi investment opportunities in the Red Sea, the Sudanese government said, as the kingdom seeks to boost its influence across the strategic Horn of Africa. ...

US urges Sudan to build an inclusive government for all

Mar. 09, 2021 20:54 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called on Sudan Tuesday to build an inclusive and representative government that ensures peace, supports people on the margins and helps “those who have suffered achieve justice.” U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield also...

Egypt's president el-Sissi visits Sudan amid rapprochement

Mar. 06, 2021 13:55 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president visited Sudan on Saturday, his first visit to the country since a popular uprising led to the military’s overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in 2019. President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi met with with Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan,...