Latest Sudan government News

UN adopts a resolution demanding that Sudan's paramilitary force halt its siege of a Darfur city

Jun. 13, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Thursday demanding that Sudan’s paramilitary force immediately halt its siege of the only capital in the vast western region of Darfur that it doesn’t control and where more than a million people are reportedly trapped. ...

ICC prosecutor appeals for evidence of atrocities in Sudan after rebels attack hospital in Darfur

Jun. 11, 2024 05:12 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor appealed Tuesday for information and evidence of atrocities in Sudan, saying his ongoing investigation “seems to disclose an organized, systematic and a profound attack on human dignity.” ICC...

Sudan's notorious paramilitary group loots a main Darfur hospital, aid group says

Jun. 10, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The notorious Rapid Support Forces paramilitary group, fighting Sudan’s military for over a year, fired shots and looted a main hospital in the western region of Darfur, forcing its closure, an international aid group said. The RSF attacked the South Hospital in...

Sudanese RSF paramilitaries clash with the army, leaving at least 100 people dead

Jun. 06, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — At least 100 people were killed, and dozens were injured after the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces attacked a village in Gezira province in Sudan on Wednesday, officials said. Women, children, and the elderly were among the victims in the RSF attacks on Wad al-Noura...

Cyprus president says a buffer zone splitting the island won't become another migrant route

Jun. 04, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The president of Cyprus said Tuesday that he won’t “open another route” for irregular migration by letting through more than two dozen asylum-seekers now stranded in a U.N.-controlled buffer zone that bisects the war-divided island nation. President...

Aid group says over 100 people killed in 2 weeks of fighting in a Sudanese city

May. 26, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than two weeks of fighting between Sudan’s military and a notorious paramilitary group over a major city in the western Darfur region killed at least 123 people, an international aid group said Sunday. The fighting in el-Fasher, the provincial capital of North...

Sudan's people are trapped in `inferno of brutal violence' as famine and fighting close in, UN says

May. 15, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Sudanese people “are trapped in an inferno of brutal violence” with famine, disease and fighting closing in and no end in sight, the top U.N. humanitarian official in the war-ravaged country said Wednesday. Clementine Nkweta-Salami told a U.N. press...

Fires used as weapon of war in Sudan destroyed or damaged 72 villages last month, study says

May. 13, 2024 08:40 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Fires resulting from the fighting in Sudan destroyed or damaged 72 villages and settlements last month, a U.K.-based rights group said Monday, highlighting the use of fire as a weapon of war in the conflict in the African country. Investigators from Sudan Witness, an...

Sudan’s military fends off an attack by paramilitary forces on a major Darfur city

May. 11, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s military and allied armed groups staved off an attack by a paramilitary group and Arab militias on a major city in the western region of Darfur, officials and residents said Saturday. The attack Friday was the latest by the Arab-dominated Rapid Support Forces...

Sudanese paramilitary forces have carried out ethnic cleansing in Darfur, rights group says

May. 09, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A leading rights group said on Thursday that attacks by Sudanese paramilitary forces and their allied militias, which killed thousands in the western region of Darfur last year, constituted a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the area’s non-Arab population. The...