Latest Khartoum News

In new Sudan, women want more freedom, bigger political role

Sep. 19, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — On her daily walks from home to her job at a primary school in the city of Port Sudan, Khalda Saber would urge people to join the protests against the three-decade rule of Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir. At school, she rallied fellow teachers to join the pro-democracy uprising. "I...

French foreign minister arrives in Sudan to meet new leaders

Sep. 16, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — France's foreign minister on Monday said his country would support Sudan's new leaders in their efforts to achieve peace with rebel groups, and work to end the African country's international pariah status. Jean-Yves Le Drian landed in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, weeks after the formation...

Sudanese on the streets, call for new judicial appointments

Sep. 12, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese rallied in the capital Khartoum on Thursday in the largest protest since the country's transitional government was announced, demanding the chief of the judiciary and general prosecutor be removed because of alleged ties to ousted autocratic former president Omar...

Egypt wants Sudan off US terror list

Sep. 9, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's foreign minister on Monday called for more support for neighboring Sudan's new civilian-led government, including getting it off the U.S. list of countries sponsoring terrorism. The U.S. named Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism in 1993. In one of its last acts, the Obama...

Sudan PM names first Cabinet since removal of al-Bashir

Sep. 5, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's newly appointed prime minister on Thursday announced his Cabinet, the first since the military ousted autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April. The new members include Sudan's first woman foreign minister and a former World Bank economist. The Cabinet is part of a power-sharing...

FM says Germany working to end Sudan's pariah status

Sep. 3, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Germany's top diplomat said Tuesday his country has been working to readmit Sudan into the international economy after the military's overthrow of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April amid mass protests against his three-decade rule. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas landed in Sudan's...

Germany's foreign minister in Sudan to talk economy, peace

Sep. 3, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Sudanese state-run news agency says the German foreign minister has arrived in Sudan in the first such visit to the African country by a top German diplomat since 2011. SUNA's report says Heiko Maas landed in the capital, Khartoum, on Tuesday. It says the visit is part of Germany's efforts...

AP Interview: Sudan PM seeks end to country's pariah status

Aug. 26, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's new prime minister said in an interview that ending his country's international pariah status and drastically cutting military spending are prerequisites for rescuing the nation's faltering economy. Abdalla Hamdok, a respected former official with the U.N. Economic Commission...

AP Interview: Sudan PM seeks end to country's pariah status

Aug. 25, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's new prime minister said in an interview Sunday that ending his country's international pariah status and drastically cutting military spending are prerequisites for rescuing a faltering economy. Abdalla Hamdok, a respected former official with the U.N. Economic Commission for...

Sudan's top general sworn in as leader of new ruling body

Aug. 21, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's top general was sworn in Wednesday as the leader of a joint military-civilian body created to rule Sudan during a three-year transition period toward democratic elections. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan was sworn in before the country's top judge and will lead the 11-member Sovereign Council...