Latest Sudan government News

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...

The EU sanctions 6 companies accused of trying to undermine stability in conflict-torn Sudan

Jan. 22, 2024 13:43 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union imposed sanctions Monday on six companies it said are responsible for trying to undermine stability in conflict-ravaged Sudan, largely targeting firms linked to weapons procurement and manufacturing. Sudan plunged into chaos last April when...

EU, AU, US say Sudan war and Somalia's tension with Ethiopia threaten Horn of Africa's stability

Jan. 18, 2024 20:14 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The African Union, European Union, and United States called Thursday for an immediate cease-fire and constructive dialogue between warring factions in Sudan. The groups also called for an end to tension between Somalia and Ethiopia over an agreement signed...

Sudan suspends ties with east African bloc for inviting paramilitary leader to summit

Jan. 16, 2024 16:36 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese government suspended ties Tuesday with the east African regional bloc trying to mediate between the country’s army and a rival powerful paramilitary force, accusing the body of violating Sudan’s sovereignty by inviting the paramilitary leader to an upcoming summit. ...