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Sudan fires top judge, accepts prosecutor’s resignation

May. 17, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan announced the resignation of the country’s chief prosecutor and the firing of the top judge Monday, without giving any reasons for the changes. The development came amid growing criticism by activists of the justice system for purported delays in...

France holds global talks to offer debt relief for Sudan

May. 17, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announced the cancellation of Sudan's $5 billion debt to France in an effort to support the country's transitional leadership and help its crippled economy recovering, at a Paris conference gathering African leaders and international creditors. ...

Group: Sudan forces disperse protest in Khartoum; 2 killed

May. 11, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Two protesters were killed when Sudanese security forces dispersed a demonstration late Tuesday in the capital of Khartoum, a local medical group said. The violence broke out when dozens of protesters made their way late in the day to the sealed-off area...

Eritrea’s president visits Sudan amid tensions over Ethiopia

May. 04, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Eritrea’s president arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday for talks with Sudanese officials amid tensions over a longtime border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia. President Isaias Afwerki landed at Khartoum’s international airport and was received by Gen....

Sudan repeals Israel boycott law amid normalization efforts

Apr. 19, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Monday abolished a decades-old law on boycotting Israel, part of efforts to establish normal ties with the Jewish state. A bill was approved at a joint meeting of Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council and Cabinet that annuls the 1958 law. The law had...

Sudan’s leader visits Darfur after tribal clashes killed 144

Apr. 12, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s leader visited West Darfur province Monday following tribal violence earlier this month that killed at least 144 people, posing a challenge to the country’s fragile democratic transition. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the ruling sovereign...

Sudan official: Death toll in Darfur clashes rises to 132

Apr. 08, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence in Sudan’s restive Darfur region has climbed to 132 as looting continued on Thursday, a local Sudanese local official said. The violence poses a challenge to efforts by Sudan’s transitional government to end...

Sudan group: Death toll in Darfur tribal violence now at 87

Apr. 07, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence that erupted over the weekend in Sudan's Darfur region climbed to 87 on Wednesday as a local medical group also reported attacks on healthcare workers in the area. The deadly violence poses a challenge to efforts by...

UN says death toll now 56 from clashes in Sudan's Darfur

Apr. 06, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from tribal violence in Sudan’s Darfur region climbed to at least 56 as sporadic clashes continued on Tuesday, the U.N. said. The violence poses a challenge to efforts by Sudan’s transitional government to end decades-long rebellions in...

UN says tribal clashes in Sudan’s Darfur kill 40 over 3 days

Apr. 05, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes that erupted over the weekend between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s western Darfur region have killed at least 40 people and wounded around 60 others, the U.N. said Monday. The violence was between the Arab Rizeigat and the Masalit tribes...