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Tens of thousands protest in anti-military marches in Sudan

Nov. 30, 2021 13:39 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas at anti-coup protesters in the Sudanese capital on Tuesday, as tens of thousands marched in the latest demonstrations against a military takeover that took place last month. Protesters took to the streets in Khartoum...

Sudan says 6 soldiers killed in Ethiopia border fighting

Nov. 28, 2021 17:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s armed forces said on Sunday that six of its forces were killed in fighting in the country’s border region with Ethiopia. It came a day after the military claimed that Ethiopian military and militia forces attacked the border area of al-Fashaqa,...

UN envoy: Sudan's new deal saved the country from civil war

Nov. 26, 2021 15:53 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The deal struck in Sudan to reinstate the prime minister following a military coup is imperfect but has saved the country from sliding into civil strife, the U.N. envoy to Sudan said on Friday. Special Envoy Volker Perthes was speaking of the agreement...

Despite deal, Sudanese rally to demand military rulers leave

Nov. 25, 2021 14:37 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese took to the streets on Thursday in the capital of Khartoum, renewing their demand for a fully civilian government and denouncing the country's military rulers who were behind the October coup. Since the takeover, protesters have...

Released Sudan official describes ordeal since coup arrest

Nov. 24, 2021 14:51 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese government official said Wednesday he was kept in isolation for nearly a month after being arrested during a military coup that plunged the country into crisis. Faisal Saleh, an advisor to Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, told The...

Sudan's police chief denies role in killing of protesters

Nov. 18, 2021 15:04 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s police chief on Thursday defended his security forces, saying they use only legal means to contain anti-coup protests. The Sudanese have been taking to the streets in masses since last month's military takeover, which upended the country's fragile transition to...

Sudan minister: Return to pre-coup arrangement ‘unrealistic’

Nov. 17, 2021 18:15 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A pro-military minister in Sudan says time is running out for the country’s deposed prime minister to agree to take a post in a military-led government after top generals seized power last month. Security forces, meanwhile, opened fire on...

Blinken to Africa to boost US response to regional crises

Nov. 16, 2021 13:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration’s competition with China for influence didn’t get off to a great start in Africa. In August, the top U.S. diplomat planned a visit, only to postpone it because of the turmoil in Afghanistan that preoccupied Washington....

Al-Jazeera says Sudan releases bureau chief

Nov. 16, 2021 09:17 AM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Qatar-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera said that Sudanese authorities on Tuesday released its bureau chief, two days after he was detained in the African country. Security forces arrested El Musalmi El Kabbashi on Sunday, following a...

Sudan doctors say 2 more protesters die from gunshot wounds

Nov. 15, 2021 14:18 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Two more Sudanese protesters died in the hospital from wounds after being shot during mass protests over the weekend against last month’s military coup, a doctors union said Monday. That raises the death toll from Saturday’s protests to seven,...