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US says it will not resume Sudan aid after recent violence

Jan. 20, 2022 11:52 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United States will continue withholding aid from Sudan until the country’s military rulers stop the killing of anti-coup protesters and a civilian led-government takes power, two senior American diplomats said Thursday. The joint statement came after a two-day...

US senior diplomats in Sudan to try resolve post-coup crisis

Jan. 19, 2022 14:05 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Two senior U.S. diplomats were in Sudan Wednesday to try to find a way out of the crisis roiling the African country since an October military coup. An Israeli delegation meanwhile met with Sudan’s ruling generals to consolidate newly established ties between their countries. ...

EU denounces violence against anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Jan. 18, 2022 08:00 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Tuesday said Sudan’s military rulers have shown an unwillingness to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the country's ongoing crisis, a day after security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters in the capital, Khartoum. At least ...

Sudanese forces open fire on anti-coup protesters, killing 7

Jan. 17, 2022 14:00 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces opened fire on protesters Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding around 100 others in the country's capital in one of the deadliest days since an October military coup, activists said. Earlier Monday, thousands had once again...

Sudan's anti-coup protests violently dispersed; 2 killed

Jan. 13, 2022 14:11 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Sudanese security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protesters in the capital of Khartoum as thousands took to the streets Thursday against a coup that has plunged the country into grinding deadlock, activists said. A senior police officer and a...

Egypt president urges Sudanese to talk, denies backing coup

Jan. 12, 2022 20:49 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday urged rival factions in Sudan to engage in talks to move forward in their transition to democracy after a coup toppled the civilian-led government. The Oct. 25 military takeover has upended...

UN kicks off talks aimed at ending Sudan political deadlock

Jan. 10, 2022 14:26 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The United Nations began meetings Monday with Sudanese groups to find a way out of the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country since an October military coup, the U.N. envoy said. The Oct. 25 takeover scuttled hopes of a peaceful transition...

Sudan protest group rejects UN offer for talks with military

Jan. 09, 2022 11:34 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A leading Sudanese protest group on Sunday rejected a United Nations initiative to hold talks with the military aimed at restoring the country’s democratic transition following an October coup. At least one demonstrator, meanwhile, was killed when security forces violently broke...

UN: Sudan talks will aim to salvage political transition

Jan. 08, 2022 23:54 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said Saturday it would hold talks in Sudan to try to get the country's democratic transition back on track after it was derailed by an October military coup. The U.N. offer came a week after embattled Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned, citing...

Sudanese security forces kill 3 in new anti-coup protests

Jan. 06, 2022 15:03 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition Thursday, killing at least three people as thousands once again took to the streets in the capital of Khartoum and other cities to protest the October military takeover of the country. The spasm of violence...