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A demonstrator gives the victory sign during a protest, in Khartoum, Sudan, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.  Protests in Sudan’s capital and across the country are demanding a faster pace to democratic reforms, in demonstrations that are marking the two-year anniversary of the uprising that led to the military’s ouster of strongman Omar al-Bashir. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)

Sudanese protesters rally, demand detention centers closed

Jan. 14, 2021 11:42 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Sudanese rallied in the capital, Khartoum, on Thursday to demand the closure of illegal detention centers following the alleged torturing and killing of a man by a paramilitary force whose members once formed the backbone of a militia accused of war crimes in Darfur. The death of...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 file photo, Tigray refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, wait to receive aid at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan. Many of the hospitals outside the capital of Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region were struck by artillery during two months of recent fighting. That's according to the first humanitarian assessment of the devastation as aid is beginning to arrive with desperately needed supplies. The scale of the damage has been largely unknown while Ethiopian forces pursue and clash with those of the now-fugitive Tigray regional leaders. Transportation and communications links were severed. People who fled the region have told The Associated Press and others of looting and the burning of homes. The new assessment does not say who fired at hospitals. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

Report: Hospitals in Ethiopia's Tigray struck by artillery

Jan. 9, 2021 10:08 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Many of the hospitals in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region, outside its capital, have been struck by artillery during the two months of fighting, according to the first humanitarian assessment of the devastation as aid begins to arrive with desperately needed supplies. The...

Sudanese bury man apparently tortured during detention

Dec. 29, 2020 12:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese on Tuesday attended the funeral service of a man who was apparently tortured to death this month at a detention center run by a paramilitary force whose members once belonged to a militia that rights groups say committed war crimes in Darfur. Bahaa el-Din Nouri, 45, was...

FILE - In this June 22, 2019 file photo, a Sudanese soldier from the Rapid Support Forces or RSF, led by Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, stands on his vehicle during a military-backed tribe's rally, in the East Nile province, Sudan. The death of a Sudanese man who was snatched while sitting at a coffee shop has sparked controversy around the scope of a paramilitary force in Sudan. The 45-year-old man was arrested in mid-December 2020, south of the capital, Khartoum and held at a detention center run by the Rapid Support Forces, or RSF. Five days later, his body appeared at a hospital morgue. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Sudanese man's death draws attention to paramilitary force

Dec. 27, 2020 1:43 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The death of a Sudanese man who was snatched while sitting at a coffee shop has sparked controversy around the scope of a paramilitary force whose members once formed the backbone of a militia that rights groups say committed war crimes in Darfur. Bahaa el-Din Nouri, 45, was taken on Dec. 16...

FILE - In this July 19, 2014 file photo, a member of the joint U.N. African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), right, escorts three freed humanitarian workers out of a U.N. helicopter as they landed in El Fasher, North Darfur, Sudan. The U.N. Security council members decided to end the UNAMID peacekeeping force in Sudan’s western Darfur region at the end of Dec. 2020. The council voted unanimously late Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, not to extend the mandate of the joint mission. The force, established in 2007, was the first joint U.N.-AU peacekeeping operation. (AP Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID, File)

UN to halt joint UN-AU peacekeeping in Darfur by year's end

Dec. 23, 2020 5:08 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — U.N. Security Council members decided to end the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s western Darfur region when the mission's mandate runs out on Dec. 31, after pressure from the country's transitional government, Russia and African nations. The council voted...

FILE- In this Thursday Sept. 24, 2020, file photo Hysni Gucati head of the War Veterans Organization of the Kosovo Liberation Army speaks during an interview with The Associated Press regarding his co-fighter former Kosovo Liberation Army commander Salih Mustafa after news of his arrest, in capital Pristina. Gucati is scheduled to appear before a pre-trial judge of the Kosovo Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday Dec. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu, FILE)

Kosovo veteran calls prosecution 'biased' at special court

Dec. 18, 2020 9:06 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The deputy head of an association of Kosovo war veterans called prosecutors who have charged him with offenses including intimidating potential witnesses “selective, political and biased,” at a hearing Friday at a war crimes court. Nasim Haradinaj declined to...

Parents of the missing Government Science secondary school students wait for news on their children in Kankara , Nigeria, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Rebels from the Boko Haram extremist group claimed responsibility Tuesday for abducting hundreds of boys from a school in Nigeria's northern Katsina State last week in one of the largest such attacks in years, raising fears of a growing wave of violence in the region. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Boko Haram claims abduction of students in northern Nigeria

Dec. 15, 2020 8:12 PM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Rebels from the Boko Haram extremist group claimed responsibility Tuesday for abducting hundreds of boys from a school in Nigeria's northern Katsina State last week in one of the largest such attacks in years, raising fears of a growing wave of violence in the region. More than 330...

FILE - In this Tuesday Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands. The International Criminal Court's prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Friday Dec. 11, 2020, that a preliminary probe found that “that there is a reasonable basis at this time to believe” that crimes against humanity and war crimes have been committed in Ukraine meriting a full-scale investigation.  (Bas Czerwinski/Pool file via AP, File)

ICC prosecutor ready to open investigation into Ukraine

Dec. 11, 2020 4:42 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said Friday that a preliminary probe has found “a reasonable basis at this time to believe” that crimes against humanity and war crimes have been committed in Ukraine which merit a full-scale investigation. The...

ICC prosecutor: Criteria met to open Nigeria investigation

Dec. 11, 2020 12:12 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says a decade-long probe has found enough evidence to merit opening a full-scale investigation into allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity by Boko Haram extremists — as well as by Nigerian government...

In this photo provided by United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur, the joint U.N.-African Union envoy for Darfur, Jeremiah Mamabolo, visits Krinding camp for IDPs in El Geneina, West Darfur, Sudan, Jan. 13, 2020. Mamabolo cautioned on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, that mistrust still runs deep in Sudan's troubled region and urged the transitional government in Khartoum to tackle the

UN-African Union envoy says mistrust deep in Sudan’s Darfur

Dec. 9, 2020 3:14 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The joint U.N.-African Union envoy for Darfur cautioned on Wednesday that mistrust still runs deep in Sudan’s troubled region and urged the transitional government in Khartoum to embark on the “huge task” of gaining the trust of the local people. Jeremiah Mamabolo's...