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Rights group: Activist seized in Cairo resurfaces in Sudan

Nov. 15, 2018 5:44 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says a Sudanese opposition activist who had been living in Egypt was abducted and returned to Sudan in an operation coordinated by the security services of both countries. Human Rights Watch says Sudanese authorities have confirmed they are holding activist...

Rights group warns US against swift normalization with Sudan

Nov. 8, 2018 8:37 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch is cautioning the United States against lifting its designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism. The New York-based watchdog says Khartoum continues to violate basic human rights, with security forces regularly attacking civilians and opening fire on peaceful...

Justices hear lawsuit arising from USS Cole bombing

Nov. 7, 2018 4:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court debated Wednesday whether to overturn a nearly $315 million judgment against Sudan stemming from the bombing of the USS Cole. The question the justices are being asked to answer is where notice of the lawsuit against Sudan should have been mailed, to its embassy in...

Amnesty urges Sudan to stop crackdown on journalists

Nov. 2, 2018 4:50 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International on Friday urged the Sudanese government to halt what it describes as "relentless harassment, intimidation and censorship of journalists" in the country. In a report documenting the arrests of at least 15 journalists by state security forces between January and October,...

South Sudan opposition leader returns as part of peace deal

Oct. 31, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — For the first time since fleeing South Sudan more than two years ago, opposition leader Riek Machar returned on Wednesday to take part in a nationwide peace celebration. "I came only to confirm to people that I am for peace. The past is gone. We have opened a new chapter for peace...

Rights group says 9 Christians detained, abused in Sudan

Oct. 30, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A human rights group is calling on the Sudanese government to investigate reports of torture and abuse of nine Christians, including a priest, it says were detained by state security forces and charged with apostasy. The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies says in a statement Tuesday...

APNewsBreak: South Sudan rebel leader Machar to return

Oct. 30, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — South Sudan armed opposition leader Riek Machar is coming home under the country's latest peace deal, more than two years after he fled on foot into exile, a spokesman said Tuesday. Lam Paul Gabriel told The Associated Press that Machar is returning to take part in a nationwide...

Africa not creating enough jobs for booming youth population

Oct. 29, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — African nations are failing to create enough jobs for a booming young population even as some countries have seen strong economic growth, a new report says. The latest Ibrahim Index of African Governance sounds a warning for a continent where the sub-Saharan population is projected to...

South Sudan peace deal bumpy as rebel leader doesn't return

Oct. 26, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — South Sudan's government is spending millions of dollars next week to celebrate a "final final" peace deal to end a five-year civil war. One problem: The rebel leader who agreed to share power is reluctant to come home. Riek Machar's hesitation amid security concerns is the latest...

Sudan lifts ban on Egyptian imports amid effort to mend ties

Oct. 26, 2018 3:58 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has lifted a ban on agricultural imports from Egypt, the latest sign of mending relations between Cairo and Khartoum. The announcement by President Omar al-Bashir came during a joint press conference Thursday with Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi who was on a visit to Khartoum....