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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019 file photo, provided by the official SUNA news agency, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, center right, head of Sudan's sovereign council, is greeted by South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, center left, as Sudan's new transitional government kicks off peace talks aimed at ending the country's yearslong civil wars, in Juba, South Sudan. The Sudan Revolutionary Front, a rebel alliance, and Sudan’s transitional authorities signed a peace deal Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, following months of negotiations in Juba. But other powerful armed groups have thus far declined to join them. (SUNA via AP, File)

Sudanese government, key rebel group to restart peace talks

Sep. 4, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional government and a powerful rebel group that controls large swaths of the country’s restive south said Friday they have agreed to resume peace talks, a development that boosts hopes of ending the country's decades-long civil wars. The commitment comes days after the...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019 file photo, provided by the official SUNA news agency, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, center right, head of Sudan's sovereign council, is greeted by South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, center left, as Sudan's new transitional government kicks off peace talks aimed at ending the country's yearslong civil wars, in Juba, South Sudan. The Sudan Revolutionary Front, a rebel alliance, and Sudan’s transitional authorities signed a peace deal Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, following months of negotiations in Juba. But other powerful armed groups have thus far declined to join them. (SUNA via AP, File)

Sudan, rebel alliance reach deal in ongoing peace efforts

Aug. 31, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s transitional authorities and a rebel alliance signed a peace deal on Monday following months of tortuous negotiations aimed at ending the country’s decades-long civil wars, but other powerful armed groups have thus far declined to join them. The deal was...

Sudanese protesters march to the Cabinet’s headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. The protesters returned to the streets Monday to pressure transitional authorities for more reforms, a year after a power-sharing deal between the pro-democracy movement and the generals. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)

Sudanese demand reforms a year after deal with generals

Aug. 17, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters returned to the streets Monday to call for more reforms a year after a power-sharing deal between the pro-democracy movement and the generals. Sudan is on a fragile path to democracy after a popular uprising led the military to overthrow former autocratic President Omar...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2019 file photo, Sudan's autocratic former President Omar al-Bashir sits in a cage during his trial on corruption and money laundering charges, in Khartoum, Sudan. On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, al-Bashir is back in court, this time facing charges of plotting the 1989 Islamist-backed coup that removed an elected government and brought him to power. The trial adjourned until Aug. 11. (AP Photo, File)

Sudan finds mass grave likely linked to foiled 1990 coup

Jul. 24, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities have found a mass grave believed to contain the bodies of 28 army officers shot in a foiled coup attempt against former President Omar al-Bashir in 1990, the public prosecutor said late Thursday. It was the second Bashir-era mass grave uncovered in as many months....