Latest Sudan News

Sudan's new PM arrives in Egypt to meet with el-Sissi

Sep. 18, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's newly appointed prime minister has arrived in Egypt, in the first leg of his tour that will take him to France before heading to the U.N. General Assembly. Abdalla Hamdok was received at the Cairo international airport on Wednesday by Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly. Hamdok...

Egypt says no progress in talks over Ethiopia's Nile dam

Sep. 16, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says a new round of talks over a soon-to-be-finished Nile River dam being built by Ethiopia have failed to achieve progress. Monday's statement by the Egyptian Irrigation Ministry says the two-day talks with Ethiopia and Sudan did not touch on "technical aspects" of the $5 billion Grand...

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...

Sudan says cholera outbreak kills 7, dozens infected

Sep. 16, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's Health Ministry says at least seven people have died from a cholera outbreak over the past three weeks in a southeastern province. It says dozens have been infected in the outbreak in the Blue Nile province. No cases have been reported in other provinces. Authorities say 16 of Sudan's...

Egypt says no 'breakthrough' with Ethiopia over Nile dam

Sep. 15, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Sunday said negotiations over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia have not led to any "breakthrough." Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told reporters that talks over the $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam had stopped for more than a year before restarting in Cairo...

White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

Sep. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President...

Sudan court says trial of al-Bashir to resume next week

Sep. 14, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese court says the trial of former President Omar al-Bashir on corruption and money laundering charges will resume next week. The court on Saturday heard the testimony of five witnesses, including from Hatem Hassan Bakhit, the director of al-Bashir's office. Bakhit had previously...

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...

Sudan's government, rebels agree on roadmap for peace

Sep. 11, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's newly appointed government and rebel leaders agreed Wednesday on a roadmap aimed at ending war in the country by year end, following the military's ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April. The two sides signed an initial deal after three days of negotiations in Juba,...

Scientists succeed in creating northern white rhino embryos

Sep. 11, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

CREMONA, Italy (AP) — Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino as part of an international effort to save the species, which is down to just two animals worldwide, both of them female. The embryos, created in the lab with eggs taken...