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In this Tuesday, Jan. 21 photo, a malnourished lion rests in a zoo in Khartoum, Sudan. With the staff at the destitute Al-Qurashi Park, as the zoo in Khartoum is known, unable to feed and look after the animals, many have died off or were evacuated, leaving only three skeletal lions. (AP Photo)

Images of starving lions in Sudan zoo spark global concern

Jan. 22, 2020 8:06 AM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — At an impoverished, forlorn zoo in Sudan’s capital, the park's few remaining lions are starving in rusted cages — their ribs protruding, eyes glassy and skin flaccid, desperate for food and water. The unsettling images, shared on social media by a local animal rights...

UN: Most Sudan rebels and neighbors back Darfur peace hope

Jan. 20, 2020 8:36 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say most rebel groups and all of Sudan’s neighbors except Libya support the peace process in Darfur but local security incidents in that troubled western region have increased, ranging from rapes to clashes between farmers and herders. The panel's report to the...

Members of the Rapid Support Forces, a paramilitary force operated by the Sudanese government, block roads in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A Sudanese official said Tuesday that security forces have contained an armed protest from within the security apparatus, amid reports of unrest. (AP Photo)

Sudan reopens airspace after end of armed mutiny, 2 killed

Jan. 15, 2020 1:47 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan said it reopened its airspace Wednesday after an armed revolt from within its security forces shut down the capital’s airport for hours and left at least two people dead. In a press conference, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the country’s ruling transitional council,...

Members of the Rapid Support Forces, a paramilitary force operated by the Sudanese government, block roads in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A Sudanese official said Tuesday that security forces have contained an armed protest from within the security apparatus, amid reports of unrest. (AP Photo)

Sudan declares end to mutiny from within security forces

Jan. 14, 2020 5:20 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s main intelligence agency said late Tuesday it has succeeded in quelling an armed mutiny over severance pay from within its ranks. Sudan’s General Intelligence Service said the rebellious former members of its forces had been convinced “through negotiations”...

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, center, waves to people in the conflict-affected remote town of Kauda, Nuba Mountains, Sudan, Jan. 9, 2020. Hamdok, accompanied by United Nations officials, embarked on a peace mission Thursday to Kauda, a rebel stronghold, in a major step toward government efforts to end the country’s long-running civil conflicts. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Sudan’s PM embarks on peace mission to rebel stronghold

Jan. 9, 2020 2:30 PM EST

KAUDA, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s prime minister, accompanied by United Nations officials, embarked on a peace mission Thursday to a rebel stronghold, in a major step toward government efforts to end the country’s long-running civil conflicts. A crowd of tens of thousands, including thousands of...

UN says clashes in Sudan’s Darfur displace 40,000

Jan. 7, 2020 5:50 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian agency said Tuesday that tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s West Darfur province have displaced about 40,000 people, with thousands crossing to neighboring Chad. The violence grew out of a skirmish late in December between two people, one...

In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 photo, Sudanese al-Difaa, in yellow, and al-Sumood women teams play in Omdurman, Khartoum's twin city, Sudan. The women's soccer league has become a field of contention as Sudan grapples with the transition from three decades of authoritarian rule that espoused a strict interpretation of Islamic Shariah law. (AP Photo)

Sudan's women pursue soccer dream, challenging conservatives

Jan. 4, 2020 11:00 AM EST

OMDURMAN, Sudan (AP) — All her life, Elham Balatone wanted to play soccer — like her brothers, like the boys on her street. But in the Sudan where she grew up, women could be flogged for wearing pants, let alone soccer shorts. She heard all the reasons why she had to give up her dream. It’s a...

In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 photo, residents of a refugee camp gather around the burned remains of makeshift structures, in Genena, Sudan. A Sudanese aid group says sporadic tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs are continuing in Sudan’s West Darfur province. Adam Regal, a spokesman for the aid group, said Tuesday that the death toll has climbed to least two dozen people, including children. He says some of those killed were burned to death. (Organization for the General Coordination of Camps for Displaced and Refugees via AP)

Death toll from tribal clashes in Sudan's Darfur rises to 36

Dec. 31, 2019 4:24 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sporadic tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs continued Tuesday in Sudan’s West Darfur province, as the death toll climbed to at least three dozen people, some of them burned to death, according to a senior health official and a spokesman for a local aid group working in the area....

In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 photo, Christians march through the streets to celebrate the birth of Jesus in Khartoum Bahri, Sudan, north of the capital Khartoum. More than eight months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir, who upheld harsh interpretations of Islamic laws, Sudanese Christians are hoping for more religious freedom. (AP Photo/Mohamed Okasha)

Sudan's Christians enjoy holiday amid hope for new freedoms

Dec. 26, 2019 7:13 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Sudanese Christian marchers weaved through bustling markets and traffic-clogged streets wearing “I Love Jesus” T-shirts or colorful traditional robes known as thobes. “Glory to God in the highest. And on Earth, peace, goodwill toward men,” a speaker...

People gather as they celebrate first anniversary of mass protests that led to the ouster of former president and longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2019. (AP Photo)

Sudan government off of U.S. religious freedom blacklist

Dec. 21, 2019 11:35 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United States dropped Sudan from its list of nations that severely violate religious freedoms, signaling increased support for Sudan’s newly created transitional government. In a statement, the U.S. State Department said it upgraded Sudan to a special watch list for religious...