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A demonstrator gives the victory sign during a protest, in Khartoum, Sudan, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.  Protests in Sudan’s capital and across the country are demanding a faster pace to democratic reforms, in demonstrations that are marking the two-year anniversary of the uprising that led to the military’s ouster of strongman Omar al-Bashir. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)

Sudanese protesters rally, demand detention centers closed

Jan. 14, 2021 11:42 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Sudanese rallied in the capital, Khartoum, on Thursday to demand the closure of illegal detention centers following the alleged torturing and killing of a man by a paramilitary force whose members once formed the backbone of a militia accused of war crimes in Darfur. The death of...

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, right, welcomes US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to the Cabinet Building, in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. The U.S. and Sudan have agreed to settle the African country's debt to the World Bank. The move comes after Mnuchin arrived in Sudan, the first visit by a senior American official since President Donald trump removed Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. (AP Photo)

Sudan says it signs pact on normalizing ties with Israel

Jan. 6, 2021 11:40 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Wednesday said it had signed an agreement with the United States that paves the way for the cash-strapped African nation to normalize relations with Israel and help clear some of its massive debt to the World Bank. Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari signed the deal with visiting...

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A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

Dec. 26, 2020 2:10 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Nearly two years after the overthrow of autocrat Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is taking steps to rejoin the international community from which it was long shunned. That includes its film industry. For the first time in its history, Sudan has a submission for the Academy Awards. Produced by a...

FILE - In this July 19, 2014 file photo, a member of the joint U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), right, escorts three freed humanitarian workers out of a U.N. helicopter as they landed in El Fasher, North Darfur, Sudan. The U.N. Security council members decided to end the UNAMID peacekeeping force in Sudan’s western Darfur region at the end of Dec. 2020. The council voted unanimously late Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, not to extend the mandate of the joint mission. The force, established in 2007, was the first joint U.N.-AU peacekeeping operation. (AP Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID, File)

UN to halt joint UN-AU peacekeeping in Darfur by year's end

Dec. 23, 2020 5:08 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — U.N. Security Council members decided to end the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s western Darfur region when the mission's mandate runs out on Dec. 31, after pressure from the country's transitional government, Russia and African nations. The council voted...

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump talks on a phone call with the leaders of Sudan and Israel, as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, and National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien, applaud in the Oval Office of the White House,  in Washington. The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum said the administration removed Sudan from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, a move that could help the African country get international loans to revive its battered economy and end its pariah status. The embassy said in a Facebook post that the removal of Sudan from the list is effective as of Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Delisting Sudan from the state sponsors blacklist is a key incentive for the Sudanese government to normalize relations with Israel. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

US Embassy says Sudan no longer on list of terror sponsors

Dec. 14, 2020 8:42 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum said Monday that President Donald Trump's administration has removed Sudan from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, a move that could help the African country get international loans to revive its battered economy and end its pariah status. According to...

In this photo provided by United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur, the joint U.N.-African Union envoy for Darfur, Jeremiah Mamabolo, visits Krinding camp for IDPs in El Geneina, West Darfur, Sudan, Jan. 13, 2020. Mamabolo cautioned on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, that mistrust still runs deep in Sudan's troubled region and urged the transitional government in Khartoum to tackle the

UN-African Union envoy says mistrust deep in Sudan’s Darfur

Dec. 9, 2020 3:14 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The joint U.N.-African Union envoy for Darfur cautioned on Wednesday that mistrust still runs deep in Sudan’s troubled region and urged the transitional government in Khartoum to embark on the “huge task” of gaining the trust of the local people. Jeremiah Mamabolo's...

UN divided on timing to end UN-AU peacekeeping in Darfur

Dec. 9, 2020 12:04 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Security Council members have affirmed their commitment to end the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s western Darfur region, but were divided on the timing, with Russia and African nations calling for a Dec. 31 termination and several Western nations...

Sudanese acting Foreign Minister Omar Qamar al-Din, center right, welcomes Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, third on left, upon his arrival to Khartoum Airport. in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The prince's visit is the first by the Kingdom's top diplomat since Sudan's military overthrew former autocratic leader President Omar al-Bashir last year. (AP Photo / Marwan Ali)

Top Saudi diplomat on 1st Sudan visit since al-Bashir ouster

Dec. 8, 2020 1:28 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday, Sudan’s state-run news agency reported, the first visit by the kingdom’s top diplomat since Sudan’s military overthrew former autocratic President Omar al-Bashir last year. Shortly after landing at...

FILE - In this April 11, 2005 file photo, former Sudanese Prime Minister and head of the National Umma Party, Sadiq Al-Mahdi attends a US-Islamic World Forum meeting held in Doha, Qatar. Al-Mahdi, 84, died of COVID-19 late on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, his party said. (AP Photo, File)

Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan former prime minister, dies of virus

Nov. 27, 2020 12:00 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister and leader of the country's largest political party, died of COVID-19 Thursday in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, his party said. He was 84. Al-Mahdi was taken to Abu Dhabi for treatment in early November. His...