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Sexual violence rampant in South Sudan's Unity area, says UN

Feb. 15, 2019 8:05 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Brutal sexual violence committed with "pervasive impunity" and a level of "premeditation" persists in South Sudan's northern region, the United Nations said on Friday. At least 134 women and girls were raped, including some as young as eight, between September and December last...

Protests in Khartoum call for Sudan's al-Bashir to quit

Feb. 14, 2019 8:02 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse anti-government protesters marching to the presidential palace in the capital, activists said, the latest in two months of street protests seeking autocrat President Omar al-Bashir's ouster. The protests erupted in December, initially over...

Activists: Sudan police arrest 14 academics in protests

Feb. 13, 2019 11:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's security forces arrested more than a dozen academics who joined a protest outside Khartoum University in the Sudanese capital, calling for embattled President Omar al-Bashir to step down, activists said Wednesday. Sudan has been gripped by nationwide protests since Dec. 19. The...

Fresh protests in Sudan call for ouster of al-Bashir

Feb. 12, 2019 9:42 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators are gathering in different Sudanese cities, protesting against autocratic President Omar al-Bashir. Tuesday's demonstrations were called by the Sudanese Professionals Association, an umbrella of independent professional unions. Video footage shows demonstrators...

More immigrants sue US over end to protected status

Feb. 11, 2019 4:44 PM EST

Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States. The lawsuit filed late Sunday in federal court in San Francisco alleges that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's decision to end so-called...

Group urges UN to probe Sudan's use of force in protests

Feb. 11, 2019 10:43 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group on Monday urged the United Nations to investigate alleged violations by Sudan's security forces against anti-government protesters. Sudan has been gripped by nationwide protests since Dec. 19. The demonstrations were triggered by rising prices and shortages but...

3 dead as Ethiopian helicopter crashes at UN compound

Feb. 9, 2019 2:22 PM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The United Nations says three crew members are dead after an Ethiopian military helicopter crashed inside the compound of the U.N. peacekeeping mission for the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border. The statement says 23 passengers were on board when the...

Sudan says it will free reporters detained during protests

Feb. 9, 2019 11:26 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan says it will release all the journalists it detained for covering protests in recent weeks calling for the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir. State media say the reporters will be released Saturday. Activists, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, say the move...

Sudan doctors' union says 57 killed in recent protests

Feb. 8, 2019 11:45 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The doctors' union in Sudan said Friday that a government crackdown on weeks of protests has left at least 57 people dead, including three who allegedly died of torture in police custody. The death toll is expected to climb because some of the wounded protesters are in serious condition, the...

Effort to save Egypt's Abu Simbel temples in 1960s recalled

Feb. 7, 2019 4:04 AM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Egyptologists and other experts gathered in Italy this week to celebrate a successful campaign to save ancient Egyptian temples from being submerged by a dam project 50 years ago and heard of cultural sites facing similar threats now. The international campaign that saved the temples of...