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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...

Sudanese officials say coup attempt failed, army in control

Sep. 21, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

Sudanese authorities reported a coup attempt Tuesday by a group of soldiers but said the attempt failed and 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 after...

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. ...

UN chief proposes benchmarks for Sudan to end sanctions

Aug. 10, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has proposed a series of benchmarks for Sudan’s transitional government to meet that could lead the U.N. Security Council to lift the arms embargo and other sanctions it imposed after the conflict in Darfur began in 2003. ...

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...

Sudanese court sentences 6 to death for killing protesters

Aug. 05, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese court on Thursday sentenced to death six members of the country's paramilitary forces convicted of killing six people at a pro-democracy student protest in central Sudan two years ago. Sudan has been on a fragile path to democratic rule since...

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. ...

Official: Sudan seeking debt relief from Gulf Arab nations

Jul. 19, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan will seek relief from wealthy Gulf Arab nations, aiming to get as much as 60% of the African country's $30 million in debt to them written off, the Sudanese finance minister said. The announcement late Sunday by the minister, Gebreil Ibrahim, came...

Sudan gets $14 billion in debt relief from Paris Club

Jul. 16, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Creditor countries agreed to cancel $14.1 billion of Sudan’s international debts, praising its economic reforms and efforts to fight poverty. In a statement Friday, the Paris Club of creditor nations also announced that it rescheduled Sudan’s remaining...