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Sudanese officials say coup attempt failed, army in control

Sep. 21, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

Sudanese authorities reported a coup attempt on Tuesday by a group of soldiers but said the attempt failed and that the country's ruling council and military remain in control. The development underscored the fragility of Sudan’s path to democracy, more than two years...

Amal Clooney appointed special adviser to ICC prosecutor

Sep. 17, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney was named Friday as one of 17 special advisers to the new chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Clooney was appointed as an adviser on the Darfur region of Sudan, where prosecutors...

At least 3 officers killed in military plane crash in Sudan

Sep. 10, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese military plane crashed in the White Nile south of the capital, Khartoum, killing all onboard, authorities said on Friday. Authorities retrieved three bodies of officers, including a lieutenant colonel, the prime minister’s office said in a...

Sudan leaders visit border area amid tensions with Ethiopia

Aug. 16, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese leaders on Monday visited a disputed area along the country’s eastern border with Ethiopia, amid growing tensions between the two East African nations that have seen Khartoum ordering its envoy to Addis Ababa home for consultations. Gen. Abdel...

Sudan signs deal with ICC to get justice for Darfur victims

Aug. 12, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan signed an agreement with the International Criminal Court on Thursday to move forward in the cases against those accused of atrocities in the Darfur region, including the country’s former President Omar al-Bashir, a top ICC prosecutor said. ...

Sudan urged to take steps to get justice for Darfur victims

Aug. 10, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor Tuesday urged Sudanese authorities to take “practical steps” to get justice for victims of the Darfur conflict and hold those responsible for atrocities in the region accountable. Prosecutor Karim...

Sudan orders envoy to Ethiopia home amid frayed ties

Aug. 08, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan said Sunday it ordered its envoy to Ethiopia home for consultations after a government spokeswoman in Addis Ababa rejected a Sudanese initiative to mediate a cease-fire in the Tigray war and accused it of occupying Ethiopian territory. The move...

Sudan takes first step toward joining international court

Aug. 03, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Tuesday approved a draft bill allowing the East African country to join the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court. The decision by the Cabinet to join the Rome Statute is a step forward in the long-waited trial of suspects wanted for...

US official lands in Sudan to support democratic transition

Jul. 31, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide landed Saturday in Sudan, aiming to support the country's fragile transition to democracy before travelling to Ethiopia to press the government there to allow humanitarian aid to the war-torn Tigray region. ...

UN says closing Darfur peacekeeping operation has hiccups

Jul. 27, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. logistics chief said Tuesday that closing down the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s western Darfur region is proceeding on schedule, though with some hiccups. Undersecretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare...