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Family says Sudan freed man convicted of killing US diplomat

Jan. 31, 2023 08:27 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities have released a man convicted of the 2008 killing of a U.S. diplomat in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Khartoum, his family said Tuesday. The release followed a 2020 deal between Sudan and the Trump administration that included compensation settlements for...

Governor declares emergency in Sudan province after 4 killed

Jan. 23, 2023 13:58 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Armed men opened fire on a bus station in southern Sudan on Monday, officials said, killing at least four people and prompting authorities to declare a monthlong state of emergency. Officials in South Kordofan province said the attack in the provincial capital of...

WHO, officials say Uganda's latest Ebola outbreak is over

Jan. 11, 2023 07:29 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's latest outbreak of the Ebola virus is over, the government and the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Health Minister Ruth Aceng told journalists that no new cases had been registered in the past 42 days. This outbreak was the...

Alleged Eritrean people smuggler appears in Dutch court

Jan. 10, 2023 07:38 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An Eritrean man accused of involvement in a brutal migrant smuggling network appeared at a pretrial hearing in the Netherlands on Tuesday, as prosecutors told judges that they will also seek the extradition of the network's alleged ringleader, who was captured...

South Sudan union says journalists detained over viral video

Jan. 06, 2023 11:46 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A journalists' union in South Sudan asserted Friday that six staffers with the national broadcaster are detained in connection with footage apparently showing the country’s president urinating on himself during an event. The South Sudan Broadcasting...

Interpol says a top human trafficker arrested in Sudan

Jan. 05, 2023 16:21 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Eritrean national described as one of ‘’the world’s most wanted″ human traffickers has been arrested in Sudan after an international manhunt led by the United Arab Emirates, Interpol announced on Thursday. The suspect — identified as Kidane Zekarias...

At least 57 killed, many hurt in South Sudan ethnic violence

Dec. 28, 2022 09:07 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — At least 57 people were killed and more than a dozen others injured during recent ethnic violence in South Sudan’s eastern Jonglei region, a local official said Wednesday. Armed groups of youths from the Nuer tribe attacked members of the Murle ethnic...

Aid group says tribal clashes kill 12 in Sudan's Darfur

Dec. 25, 2022 14:02 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal violence in Sudan’s long-restive region of Darfur killed at least 12 people over the past few days, an aid group said Sunday. The clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the Beleil area in South Darfur province also wounded at least 42 people, said Adam Regal,...

Uganda gets Ebola vaccine doses for trial on Sudan strain

Dec. 22, 2022 09:29 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s government says it has received more than 5,000 doses of Ebola vaccines for a clinical trial to assess their protection against the Sudan strain of the virus that caused an outbreak with over 50 deaths. Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng told...

Sudan's Bashir takes 'full responsibility' for 1989 coup

Dec. 20, 2022 11:01 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s ousted president on Tuesday took “full responsibility" for the 1989 coup that led to his presidency, according to the first televised testimony of his ongoing trial. Omar al-Bashir's admission came during court proceedings in Sudan, where he faces charges...