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United States, Sudan agree to upgrade diplomatic ties

Dec. 4, 2019 1:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Sudan have agreed to upgrade their diplomatic ties by exchanging ambassadors for the first time in more than two decades, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. The announcement of a return to ambassadorial-level representation after 23 years came as Sudan's...

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to meet in US over Nile dam dispute

Dec. 3, 2019 1:37 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says officials from the three Nile basin countries will meet in the U.S. to “assess the results” of their recent negotiations about Ethiopia’s soon-to-be-finished mega-dam project, which Cairo says threatens its water supply. Tuesday’s statement by...

Sudan says at least 23 killed in factory fire

Dec. 3, 2019 12:45 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — At least 23 people have died in a huge explosion that tore through a tile factory in Sudan's capital of Khartoum on Tuesday, the government said. The blaze also injured over 130 people, several critically, the cabinet added, suggesting the death toll from the blaze could rise as burn victims...

Sudan’s government says at least 23 people have died in a large explosion at a tile factory in the capital of Khartoum

Dec. 3, 2019 10:33 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s government says at least 23 people have died in a large explosion at a tile factory in the capital of Khartoum.

Sudan overturns moral policing law, disbands ex-ruling party

Nov. 29, 2019 8:32 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s transitional government announced Friday it overturned a moral policing law that criminalized revealing clothing for women and drinking alcohol and moved to dissolve the country’s former ruling party, fulfilling two major demands from the country’s pro-democracy...

UN: South Sudan recruits new force, contrary to peace deal

Nov. 27, 2019 3:50 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new report says South Sudan’s National Security Service has recruited a force of 10,000 fighters in President Salva Kiir’s ethnic stronghold, in apparent breach of the terms of the country’s peace deal. The report by United Nations experts monitoring sanctions on...

US calls its ambassador to South Sudan back to Washington

Nov. 25, 2019 11:31 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States has called its ambassador to South Sudan back to Washington for consultations as Washington reevaluates its relationship with the country after a delay in implementing a fragile peace deal. The unusual public statement Monday by the State Department was echoed in a...

UN humanitarian chief calls for urgent int’l help to Sudan

Nov. 25, 2019 6:39 AM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The top U.N. humanitarian official says Sudan has a historic opportunity to overcome years of bloody conflict and instability, but needs urgent international assistance. Mark Lowcock, the U.N. under-secretary general and emergency relief coordinator, spoke during his first visit to...

Group: Sudan crackdown may amount to crime against humanity

Nov. 18, 2019 6:15 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The deadly crackdown by Sudanese security forces against pro-democracy demonstrators last June may have amounted to a crime against humanity, a leading human rights group said Monday. In a 59-page report, Human Rights Watch urged Sudan’s new transitional government to carry out...

Sudanese officials: 6 troops killed in Yemeni rebel attack

Nov. 16, 2019 9:09 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Officials in Sudan said on Saturday an attack by Yemeni rebels killed six members of a Sudanese paramilitary force that’s been fighting in Yemen. Iran-backed Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition that includes the Sudanese forces have fought Yemen’s civil war to a stalemate....