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US threatens sanctions on Sudanese blocking democracy return

May. 24, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday urged rapid progress from military to civilian rule in Sudan and threatened sanctions on anyone impeding or blocking the transition to democracy. Richard Mills, deputy U.S. ambassador at the United Nations, said Washington supports...

Security concerns, lack of support stall Africa's Green Wall

May. 23, 2022 03:20 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A series of complex challenges, including a lack of funding and political will as well as rising insecurity linked to extremist groups al-Qaida and the Islamic State in Burkina Faso, are obstructing progress on Africa's Great Green Wall, according to experts...

Century-old canal project sparks opposition in South Sudan

May. 19, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A petition to stop the revival of the 118-year-old Jonglei Canal project in South Sudan, started by one of the country’s top academics, is gaining traction in the country, with the waterway touted as a catastrophic environmental and social disaster for the country’s...

With oil sales tied up, South Sudan battles to pay salaries

May. 10, 2022 05:52 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Many of South Sudan's civil servants have not been paid for months as the government has run out of funds, with income from oil exports allocated to servicing loans until 2027, the finance minister and affected workers said. Government employees demanding...

UN experts: Many worry South Sudan may return to conflict

May. 09, 2022 22:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Many political leaders and civilians in South Sudan are “deeply skeptical” a 2018 peace agreement can deliver stability to the world’s newest nation and worry it may be heading back into conflict, U.N. experts said in a report circulated Monday. The...

Pope, hobbled by knee problem, looks forward to S Sudan trip

May. 07, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis, whose mobility has been limited of late by a nagging knee problem, is looking forward to visiting South Sudan in July, according to a joint message by the pontiff, the archbishop of Canterbury and a Scottish church official. The Vatican on Saturday...

Ethiopian peacekeepers from Tigray seek asylum in Sudan

Apr. 29, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some Tigrayan troops have refused to return home after serving as peacekeepers in the disputed Abyei region on the border between Sudan and South Sudan because they fear for their safety, according to the Ethiopian military. The Ethiopian military in a...

Sudan doctors: 24 children, 9 women killed in Darfur clashes

Apr. 28, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese doctor's union said Thursday that 24 children and nine women were among dozens killed in tribal clashes over the weekend between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan's western Darfur region. The Sudan’s Doctors Committee also said that 23 elderly and 144 men were...

Sudan frees ex-officials in effort to end political impasse

Apr. 27, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese authorities released two outspoken former government officials from jail, lawyers said Wednesday, part of trust-building measures amid efforts to end the country’s political impasse. Sudan has been plunged into turmoil since an October military coup upended...

Official: Death toll in latest Darfur violence now over 200

Apr. 26, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The death toll from weekend tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s western Darfur region has surpassed 200 people, a senior official said Tuesday. Khamis Abdalla Abkar, the provincial governor of West Darfur province, said Sunday’s fighting in the...