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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017 file photo, then Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Ghandour speaks during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, Sudanese protesters returned to the streets to pressure transitional authorities, demanding justice for those killed in the uprising last year that led to the military’s ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. Ghandour, head of the now dissolved National Congress Party, was arrested Monday from his Khartoum home, the party said in a statement. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Protesters return to Sudan streets, calling for more reforms

Jun. 30, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters returned to the streets Tuesday to pressure transitional authorities, demanding justice for those killed in the uprising last year that led to the military’s ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. For the most part, the demonstrations passed peacefully, but...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 1, 2004 file photo, Sudanese displaced women gather at the Zam Zam refugee camp just outside the town of El-Fashir in the Darfour region of Sudan, during a visit by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. Sudanese militia leader Ali Kushayb, who is charged with 50 crimes against humanity and war crimes related to the conflict in Darfur, has been arrested more than 13 years after a warrant was issued for him, authorities said Tuesday, June 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)

Alleged Darfur militia leader appears before ICC judge

Jun. 15, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An alleged Sudanese militia leader charged with more than 50 crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Darfur conflict appeared Monday before a judge at the International Criminal Court for the first time since his transfer to the court last week, and said the charges...

FILE - In this June 28, 2013 file photo, construction work takes place, at the site of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Assosa, Ethiopia. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, a top Sudanese general on Sunday, March 15, 2020, said his country would mediate a deal on an escalating dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over Ethiopia's controversial dam on the Nile River. Tensions are rising because of the impasse between Ethiopia and Egypt over the $4.6 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The project is around 71% complete and promises to provide much-needed electricity to Ethiopia’s 100 million people. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare, File)

Nile countries resume talks over disputed dam after deadlock

Jun. 9, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Three key Nile basin countries resumed negotiations on Tuesday over a giant $4.6 billion hydroelectric dam that Egypt fears will constrict its water supply, following months of deadlock, Sudanese officials said. Sudan Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas told reporters in the capital, Khartoum,...

This Jan. 12, 2020 photo shows 22-year-old Mayada, a tea vendor 7-months pregnant with twins, the result of a gang-rape by Sudanese security forces, in Khartoum, Sudan. Dozens of women were raped on June 3, 2019 as security forces attacked a sit-in protest camp in Khartoum, according to activists’ counts. Mayada wanted to end the pregnancy, but a pharmacist refused to sell her pills to cause an abortion. She hurt herself, lifting heavy objects and throwing herself off furniture, hoping for a miscarriage. She gave birth in March to a daughter, while the other twin, a boy, died. She doesn’t know the names of the men who raped her, much less which is the father. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

A year later, Sudanese raped in crackdown wait for justice

Jun. 3, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Two or three times a week, Mayada goes to visit her baby daughter at the foster home. Sometimes, she breastfeeds her if she has milk, or she just sits and lulls the 3-month-old to sleep. She left Marwa at the home because she’s too poor and ill to care for her, she said. Not...

Maj. Gen. Yassin Ibrahim Yassin poses for a portrait after taking the oath as Minister of Defense at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The ceremony came more than two months after the death of the former defense chief and amid tensions with neighboring Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)

Sudan appoints new defense chief amid tensions with Ethiopia

Jun. 2, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Tuesday swore in a new defense minister more that two months after the death of the former defense chief and amid tensions with neighboring Ethiopia. Maj. Gen. Yassin Ibrahim Yassin was sworn in before Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the ruling sovereign council, according to a...

Ethiopia and Sudan urge cooperation to stop border violence

May. 31, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia says a recent violent incident that flared up along the border with Sudan should be addressed by diplomatic discussions. For its part, Sudan's military says that the two countries should deploy a joint force to patrol the border to prevent any violence. The statements...

Sudan summons Ethiopia’s envoy over cross-border attack

May. 30, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday said it summoned Ethiopia’s diplomat to the country over a cross-border attack allegedly conducted by a militia backed by Ethiopia's military. Thursday’s attack in the eastern province of al-Qadarif killed at least one officer and one...

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks at a news conference in Khartoum, Sudan. A statement from Hamdok’s office says deadly tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in the country's South Darfur province that erupted on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, and continued into Wednesday have since subsided. (AP Photo, File)

Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers

May. 23, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional authorities are working to create a police force to protect health facilities, the prime minister's office said Saturday, as attacks against health workers and hospitals increase amid the coronavirus pandemic. The move came after doctors across the country threatened...

People shop in preparation for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week, Muslims all around the world are trying to work out how to maintain the many cherished rituals of Islam's holiest month. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Iraq faces full local lockdowns as virus cases jump

May. 18, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq will impose a complete lockdown on some areas of the capital, the country's new health minister said on Monday, amid an uptick in coronavirus cases in recent weeks since curfew hours were relaxed. The new government under Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was sworn into power just two...