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UN: Clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur force 11,000 into Chad

Jan. 28, 2020 10:49 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur province forced more than 11,000 people to flee into neighboring Chad over the past month, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday. Clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs erupted late in December in the West Darfur town of Genena, 20 kilometers (12 miles)...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21 photo, a malnourished lion rests in a zoo in Khartoum, Sudan. With the staff at the destitute Al-Qurashi Park, as the zoo in Khartoum is known, unable to feed and look after the animals, many have died off or were evacuated, leaving only three skeletal lions. (AP Photo)

Rescue mission aids starving lions in neglected Sudan zoo

Jan. 28, 2020 9:49 AM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Four lions in a rundown zoo in the capital of Sudan, wasting away from hunger, are undergoing lifesaving medical treatment from an international animal rescue organization. The plight of the rail-thin lions in Al-Qurashi Park in Khartoum set off an outpouring of sympathy and...

FILE - In this June 15, 2019 file photo, Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the military council, salutes during a rally, in Galawee, northern Sudan. Sudan’s transitional authorities and a rebel faction reached a peace deal, part of government efforts to end the country’s decadeslong civil wars. The government said it signed the deal Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, with a faction of the Sudan Revolutionary Front in South Sudan's capital, Juba. The deal could pave the way for other peace agreements with more factions, as well as other rebel groups. (AP Photo, File)

Sudan government signs initial peace deal with rebel group

Jan. 24, 2020 2:31 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional government Friday signed a preliminary peace deal with one of several rebel groups that had fought the government of ousted authoritarian president Omar al-Bashir for years. In a ceremony in Juba, South Sudan's capital, the interim Sudanese government agreed on a framework...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21 photo, a malnourished lion rests in a zoo in Khartoum, Sudan. With the staff at the destitute Al-Qurashi Park, as the zoo in Khartoum is known, unable to feed and look after the animals, many have died off or were evacuated, leaving only three skeletal lions. (AP Photo)

Images of starving lions in Sudan zoo spark global concern

Jan. 22, 2020 8:06 AM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — At an impoverished, forlorn zoo in Sudan’s capital, the park's few remaining lions are starving in rusted cages — their ribs protruding, eyes glassy and skin flaccid, desperate for food and water. The unsettling images, shared on social media by a local animal rights...

UN: Most Sudan rebels and neighbors back Darfur peace hope

Jan. 20, 2020 8:36 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say most rebel groups and all of Sudan’s neighbors except Libya support the peace process in Darfur but local security incidents in that troubled western region have increased, ranging from rapes to clashes between farmers and herders. The panel's report to the...

Members of the Rapid Support Forces, a paramilitary force operated by the Sudanese government, block roads in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A Sudanese official said Tuesday that security forces have contained an armed protest from within the security apparatus, amid reports of unrest. (AP Photo)

Sudan reopens airspace after end of armed mutiny, 2 killed

Jan. 15, 2020 1:47 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan said it reopened its airspace Wednesday after an armed revolt from within its security forces shut down the capital’s airport for hours and left at least two people dead. In a press conference, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, head of the country’s ruling transitional council,...

Members of the Rapid Support Forces, a paramilitary force operated by the Sudanese government, block roads in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A Sudanese official said Tuesday that security forces have contained an armed protest from within the security apparatus, amid reports of unrest. (AP Photo)

Sudan declares end to mutiny from within security forces

Jan. 14, 2020 5:20 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s main intelligence agency said late Tuesday it has succeeded in quelling an armed mutiny over severance pay from within its ranks. Sudan’s General Intelligence Service said the rebellious former members of its forces had been convinced “through negotiations”...

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, center, waves to people in the conflict-affected remote town of Kauda, Nuba Mountains, Sudan, Jan. 9, 2020. Hamdok, accompanied by United Nations officials, embarked on a peace mission Thursday to Kauda, a rebel stronghold, in a major step toward government efforts to end the country’s long-running civil conflicts. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Sudan’s PM embarks on peace mission to rebel stronghold

Jan. 9, 2020 2:30 PM EST

KAUDA, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s prime minister, accompanied by United Nations officials, embarked on a peace mission Thursday to a rebel stronghold, in a major step toward government efforts to end the country’s long-running civil conflicts. A crowd of tens of thousands, including thousands of...

UN says clashes in Sudan’s Darfur displace 40,000

Jan. 7, 2020 5:50 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A U.N. humanitarian agency said Tuesday that tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s West Darfur province have displaced about 40,000 people, with thousands crossing to neighboring Chad. The violence grew out of a skirmish late in December between two people, one...

In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 photo, Sudanese al-Difaa, in yellow, and al-Sumood women teams play in Omdurman, Khartoum's twin city, Sudan. The women's soccer league has become a field of contention as Sudan grapples with the transition from three decades of authoritarian rule that espoused a strict interpretation of Islamic Shariah law. (AP Photo)

Sudan's women pursue soccer dream, challenging conservatives

Jan. 4, 2020 11:00 AM EST

OMDURMAN, Sudan (AP) — All her life, Elham Balatone wanted to play soccer — like her brothers, like the boys on her street. But in the Sudan where she grew up, women could be flogged for wearing pants, let alone soccer shorts. She heard all the reasons why she had to give up her dream. It’s a...