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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...

EXPLAINER: What does PM's reinstatement mean for Sudan?

Nov. 23, 2021 01:37 AM EST

The reinstatement of Sudan's prime minister after weeks under house arrest was the biggest concession made by the military since its Oct. 25 coup, but it leaves the country's transition to democracy mired in crisis. The military reached a deal with Abdalla Hamdok on...

Sudan's reinstated premier says government to be independent

Nov. 22, 2021 20:11 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's reinstated prime minister said in an interview that aired Monday that he will have the authority to form his own independent government, according to the agreement he signed a day earlier with the country's top generals who overthrew him in a coup last month. ...

Sudan military leaders reinstate deposed prime minister

Nov. 21, 2021 18:46 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s deposed prime minister signed a deal with the military on Sunday that will see him reinstated, almost a month after a military coup put him under house arrest. A key pro-democracy group that has mobilized dozens of protests had dismissed the deal as “a form of...

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...