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US senior diplomats in Sudan to try resolve post-coup crisis

Jan. 19, 2022 14:05 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Two senior U.S. diplomats were in Sudan Wednesday to try to find a way out of the crisis roiling the African country since an October military coup. An Israeli delegation meanwhile met with Sudan’s ruling generals to consolidate newly established ties between their countries. ...

EU denounces violence against anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Jan. 18, 2022 08:00 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Tuesday said Sudan’s military rulers have shown an unwillingness to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the country's ongoing crisis, a day after security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters in the capital, Khartoum. At least ...

Sudanese forces open fire on anti-coup protesters, killing 7

Jan. 17, 2022 14:00 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces opened fire on protesters Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding around 100 others in the country's capital in one of the deadliest days since an October military coup, activists said. Earlier Monday, thousands had once again...

Turkish court rules to keep philanthropist Kavala in prison

Jan. 17, 2022 09:09 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court ruled Monday that prominent Turkish civil rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala should stay in prison, despite his more than four years in pre-trial detention. The hearing took place as a Council of Europe deadline that could trigger...

Mali's ex-President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies at 76

Jan. 16, 2022 12:39 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the former president of Mali who took office in a landmark election held after a destabilizing coup only to be ousted in another military takeover nearly seven years later, has died. He was 76. Keita, known to Malians by his initials IBK,...

Crowds protest sanctions, pressure, after Mali vote delay

Jan. 14, 2022 16:27 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Thousands have joined in a government-sponsored rally in Mali’s capital to protest new regional economic sanctions and growing pressure from former colonizer France, after Mali's military ruler pushed back promised elections by four years. Friday's...

Sudan's anti-coup protests violently dispersed; 2 killed

Jan. 13, 2022 14:11 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Sudanese security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protesters in the capital of Khartoum as thousands took to the streets Thursday against a coup that has plunged the country into grinding deadlock, activists said. A senior police officer and a...

Egypt president urges Sudanese to talk, denies backing coup

Jan. 12, 2022 20:49 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday urged rival factions in Sudan to engage in talks to move forward in their transition to democracy after a coup toppled the civilian-led government. The Oct. 25 military takeover has upended...

Mali's leader urges regional bloc to reconsider sanctions

Jan. 10, 2022 19:23 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's coup leader Col. Assimi Goita urged West African leaders to reconsider tough new economic sanctions that went into effect Monday after he announced a plan to delay new elections by four years. But as most countries in the regional bloc halted commercial...

UN kicks off talks aimed at ending Sudan political deadlock

Jan. 10, 2022 14:26 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The United Nations began meetings Monday with Sudanese groups to find a way out of the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country since an October military coup, the U.N. envoy said. The Oct. 25 takeover scuttled hopes of a peaceful transition...