Latest Sudan News

Sudan protesters delay signing deal with army for 2nd time

Jul. 14, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement postponed a scheduled meeting with the country's ruling generals for a second time on Sunday, saying "further consultations" were needed before they would sign a power-sharing deal with the military. Activists leaders said the meeting was pushed back to Tuesday....

Sudan activists call for 'justice' for killed protesters

Jul. 13, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Sudanese flooded the streets of the capital of Khartoum and other cities Saturday to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a protest sit-in, and a protest leader said a planned a meeting with the country's ruling generals to sign a power-sharing deal...

Italian court says wrong Eritrean accused of trafficking

Jul. 12, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, a ruling cheered by supporters who had for years championed his claim of mistaken identity. Defense lawyer Michele Calantropo told The...

AU envoy: Sudan military, protesters to sign political deal

Jul. 12, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A transition agreement between Sudan's ruling military council and a pro-democracy coalition was scheduled to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said, just hours after the military claimed it thwarted an attempted coup by a group of officers. The AU's Mohammed el-Hassan...

Libya says 23 Europe-bound migrants intercepted off coast

Jul. 12, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it intercepted a vessel carrying 23 Europe-bound migrants, including two women, off the country's Mediterranean coast. The Libyan naval media office said Thursday that the migrants were from Egypt, Sudan and Libya, and had been picked up the previous day 18 miles north...

Sudan military council says it foils attempted military coup

Jul. 11, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council said it foiled an attempted military coup Thursday, just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed on a joint sovereign council to rule the country during a transition period until elections are held. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar, a member of...

The Latest: Sudan general: More officers sought in coup try

Jul. 11, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on attempted coup in Sudan (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar, a member of Sudan's ruling military council, says security forces are pursuing additional officers who took part in plotting an attempted military coup. The council said in a statement that at...

Sudan state TV reports at least 16 officers have been arrested in attempted military coup

Jul. 11, 2019 4:26 PM EDT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan state TV reports at least 16 officers have been arrested in attempted military coup.

Sudan activists say internet restored after crackdown

Jul. 10, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese activists said Wednesday the ruling generals restored internet service in the country, following a weekslong blackout imposed during a deadly crackdown early last month. The long-waited move came a week after the military council and the pro-democracy movement reached a...

Sudan's military council to be dissolved in transition deal

Jul. 8, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's top general says the military council that assumed power after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April will be dissolved with the implementation of a power-sharing deal reached with protesters last week. The military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed last week...