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Sudan PM announces steps to move out of political crisis

Oct. 15, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s prime minister on Friday announced a series of steps for his country’s transition to democracy less than a month after a coup attempt rocked its leadership. In a speech, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok called the coup attempt an ‘alarm bell’...

Israel, Sudanese officials hold rare public meeting

Oct. 13, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Senior Israeli and Sudanese officials held a rare public meeting on Wednesday, pledging to strengthen the nascent ties between the former adversaries, the Israeli participants said. The meeting between Sudan's justice minister, Nasredeen Abdulbari, and...

UN told failure to deal with diversity is root cause of wars

Oct. 12, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One by one, South Africa’s former president listed African countries Tuesday where the failure to deal with diversity was a root cause of conflict, from the Biafran war in Nigeria in the late 1960s to the current clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. ...

Sudan says 4 militants, 1 officer killed in Khartoum raids

Oct. 04, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's security forces killed four suspected Islamic State group militants in lengthy raids on their hideouts Monday in the capital, in an operation that also left one military officer dead, officials said. The raids took place in the same Gabra...

World Bank chief in landmark Sudan visit, focuses on reforms

Oct. 01, 2021 00:41 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The head of the World Bank held talks Thursday with Sudan's transitional leaders, focusing on the country's daunting economic challenges and a reform program the African nation is undertaking to overhaul the battered economy. David Malpass landed in...

Sudanese protesters demand civilian rule, want army out

Oct. 01, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese rallied in the capital of Khartoum on Thursday to demand an exclusively civilian transitional government and accused the generals now in power of derailing the transition to democracy. Security forces fired tear gas as protesters neared a central...

Official: At least 20 people have died in South Sudan floods

Sep. 30, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — At least 20 people have died in flooding in recent months amid torrential rains that are still afflicting a remote part of South Sudan, an official said Thursday. The deaths between July and September occurred in one county of Warrap State,...

Egypt leader, Biden adviser hold talks on regional tensions

Sep. 29, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — President Joe Biden’s national security adviser held talks Wednesday with Egypt’s president that focused on regional tensions and the ties between Washington and its Mideast ally, the Egyptian leader’s office said. The meeting in Cairo with Jake...

5 intel officers killed in shootout with militants in Sudan

Sep. 28, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Five intelligence officers were killed in a shootout Tuesday with suspected Islamic State group militants in Sudan's capital Khartoum, authorities said. The General Intelligence Agency said in a statement the suspected militants opened fire on forces who...

The Latest: Sudan says countries must cooperate on vaccines

Sep. 25, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

The Latest on the UN General Assembly: ___ UNITED NATIONS — The prime minister of Sudan’s transitional government urged world leaders on Saturday to work together to get developing countries more COVID-19 vaccines. In a...