Latest Sudan News

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...

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...

UN encourages new negotiations in dispute over Ethiopian dam

Sep. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday encouraged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to resume negotiations on the contentious issue of water availability from the dam that the Ethiopians are building on the main tributary of the Nile River. A brief...

Official: Sudan floods have killed more than 80 since July

Sep. 13, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan have killed more than 80 people and damaged or destroyed some 35,000 homes since July, a senior police official said Monday. Flooding has killed 84 people and injured another 67 since the start of the...

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 summons Ethiopia envoy over bodies found in river

Sep. 08, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan has summoned Ethiopia’s envoy to the country over an incident where bodies were found floating down the river separating the two nations, as civil war wages in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, Sudan's foreign ministry said. The ministry said in a...

Libya's neighbors meet, urge foreign fighters to leave

Aug. 31, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Countries neighboring Libya wrapped up their meeting Tuesday in Algeria, with calls for foreign fighters and mercenaries to be pulled out from the conflict-stricken North African nation. The two-day meeting also urged Libyan parties to stick to a...

Turkey offers to mediate between Ethiopia and Sudan

Aug. 18, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday backed a peaceful resolution for the Tigray conflict in Ethiopia that has displaced tens of thousands and left millions hungry. He also said Turkey was willing to mediate between Ethiopia and Sudan to resolve 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...