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Sudan says 6 soldiers killed in Ethiopia border fighting

Nov. 28, 2021 17:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s armed forces said on Sunday that six of its forces were killed in fighting in the country’s border region with Ethiopia. It came a day after the military claimed that Ethiopian military and militia forces attacked the border area of al-Fashaqa,...

UN envoy: Sudan's new deal saved the country from civil war

Nov. 26, 2021 15:53 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The deal struck in Sudan to reinstate the prime minister following a military coup is imperfect but has saved the country from sliding into civil strife, the U.N. envoy to Sudan said on Friday. Special Envoy Volker Perthes was speaking of the agreement...

Despite deal, Sudanese rally to demand military rulers leave

Nov. 25, 2021 14:37 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets on Thursday in the capital of Khartoum, renewing their demand for a fully civilian government and denouncing the country's military rulers who were behind the October coup. Since the takeover, protesters have...

Released Sudan official describes ordeal since coup arrest

Nov. 24, 2021 14:51 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese government official said Wednesday he was kept in isolation for nearly a month after being arrested during a military coup that plunged the country into crisis. Faisal Saleh, an advisor to Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, told The...

EXPLAINER: What does PM's reinstatement mean for Sudan?

Nov. 23, 2021 01:37 AM EST

The reinstatement of Sudan's prime minister after weeks under house arrest was the biggest concession made by the military since its Oct. 25 coup, but it leaves the country's transition to democracy mired in crisis. The military reached a deal with Abdalla Hamdok on...

Sudan's reinstated premier says government to be independent

Nov. 22, 2021 20:11 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's reinstated prime minister said in an interview that aired Monday that he will have the authority to form his own independent government, according to the agreement he signed a day earlier with the country's top generals who overthrew him in a coup last month. ...

In Africa, Blinken sees limits of US influence abroad

Nov. 22, 2021 06:18 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Traveling across Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken saw firsthand the limits of America’s influence abroad. Blinken confronted authoritarianism, growing threats from newly energized extremists, and persistent challenges posed by...

Report: Democracy backsliding across the world amid pandemic

Nov. 22, 2021 04:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Democracy is deteriorating across the world, with countries notably taking undemocratic and unnecessary actions to contain the coronavirus pandemic, an intergovernmental body said in its new report Monday. “Many democratic governments are...

Sudan military leaders reinstate deposed prime minister

Nov. 21, 2021 18:46 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s deposed prime minister signed a deal with the military on Sunday that will see him reinstated, almost a month after a military coup put him under house arrest. A key pro-democracy group that has mobilized dozens of protests had dismissed the deal as “a form of...

Blinken eyes African crises, says continent must reform

Nov. 19, 2021 16:03 PM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday called on African nations to heed warnings posed by crises in Ethiopia and Sudan, take seriously popular demands for better governance and enact reforms. In a speech outlining the Biden...