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US diplomat wants 'credible' probe into Sudan crackdown

Jun. 15, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat to Africa said there must be an "independent and credible" investigation into the Sudanese military's violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital earlier this month, as the ruling military council failed to announce the findings of its own investigation...

Fellowship being created in name of victim of Ethiopia crash

Jun. 15, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

SHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) — An effort is underway to fund a fellowship in the name of a woman from Massachusetts who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash in March. The Berkshire Eagle reports that Samya Stumo's parents as well as her employer are behind the effort. Yogesh Rajkotia is founder and CEO of...

Sudan military acknowledges violations in sit-in dispersal

Jun. 14, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military acknowledged that security forces committed violations when they moved in to disperse protesters at a sit-in camp outside military headquarters in Khartoum last week, and a major human rights organization said Friday the need for an outside investigation was...

AU envoy mediates Sudan crisis as protesters slam military

Jun. 13, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — An African Union envoy said Thursday that mediation efforts to ease Sudan's crisis are making "significant progress," while leaders of the protest movement accused the ruling military of pursuing a crackdown on protesters. Ethiopia and the U.S. have recently stepped up diplomatic...

US urges Sudan's protesters and army to resume talks

Jun. 12, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Activists called off a general strike and civil disobedience campaign as more businesses reopened and traffic returned to its normal bustle on Wednesday in Sudan's capital of Khartoum, as the U.S. and Ethiopia stepped up efforts to find a peaceful solution to the crisis —...

General strike launched in Sudan after security crackdown

Jun. 9, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called for the start of the workweek by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. The Sudanese Professionals Association urged people to stay home to...

Sudan protesters want civil disobedience to pressure army

Jun. 8, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Pro-democracy protest leaders on Saturday called on Sudanese to take part in acts of civil disobedience in a bid to pressure the military to hand over power after the deadly break-up of their main sit-in in the capital of Khartoum earlier this week. The call came a day after...

Boeing wanted to wait 3 years to fix safety alert on 737 Max

Jun. 7, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

Boeing planned to wait three years to fix a non-working safety alert on its 737 Max aircraft and sped up the process only after the first of two deadly crashes involving the planes. The company acknowledged that it originally planned to fix a cockpit warning light in 2020 after two key lawmakers disclosed the...

Ethiopian PM visits Sudan in bid to mediate crisis

Jun. 7, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister urged "courage" as he met separately with Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders on Friday in a bid to revive negotiations amid a crackdown on demonstrations that has killed more than 100 people since Monday. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a young reformist...

Eritrean refugee in Utah graduates high school

Jun. 7, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) — Abel Hagos walks the halls of Hillcrest High School with an ease that belies his remarkable life journey. On June 5 He graduated from high school, one of about 500 seniors in Hillcrest's Class of 2019. He readily admits that he's nervous about what comes next, which in his case is...