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ISS: Hamdok’s departure should prompt a rethink

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Events leading up to the resignation on 2 January of civilian prime minister Abdalla Hamdok have returned Sudan’s rocky democratic transition to Square One....

Tons of food stolen in Darfur

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A World Food Programme (WFP) warehouse in North Darfur state capital El Fasher was attacked by unknown armed groups who stole thousands of tons of food. More...

ISS: Will Sudan’s new agreement hold this time around?

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Managing the transitional pitfalls in Sudan’s post-coup agreement is vital for the country’s stability. Sudan’s 25 October coup was a miscalculation on the part of the military....

Sudan cut off from $650 million of international funding after coup

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Sudan was unable to access $650 million in international funding in November when assistance was paused after a coup, the finance minister of the...

Sudan’s Burhan says military will exit politics after 2023 elections

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Sudan's military will exit politics after elections scheduled for 2023, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan told Reuters in an interview on Saturday, adding that the...

Sudan security forces fire tear gas at march against military rule

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Sudanese security forces fired tear gas as tens of thousands of protesters gathered in central Khartoum on Tuesday to oppose military rule following a...

Six Sudanese soldiers killed in Ethiopian attack – Sudan military sources

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Six Sudanese soldiers were killed on Saturday in an attack by Ethiopian forces on a Sudanese army post near the border between the countries,...

Sudan’s Burhan dismisses senior intelligence officers, sources say

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Sudan's military leader has overhauled top intelligence positions, dismissing at least eight general intelligence officers and replacing the head of military intelligence, two official...

Sudanese politicians released after beginning hunger strike

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Sudan's former minister of cabinet affairs Khalid Omer Yousif was released from detention along with others less than a day after beginning a hunger...

Tunisia navy rescues 487 migrants from overloaded boat

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The Tunisian navy rescued 487 migrants on Friday from an overloaded boat that ran into difficulty in rough seas in the Mediterranean as they...

Thousands protest in Sudan against deal between PM Hamdok and military

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Tens of thousands of Sudanese protested in the streets of Khartoum and other cities on Thursday, keeping up the pressure on military leaders after...

‘Shooting with no limit’: Sudan protester deaths harden resolve against army

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Mohamed Abdelsalam had been planning to help his 18-year-old son Mido emigrate from Sudan to Saudi Arabia. Instead, the youth was fatally wounded with...

Sudan’s Hamdok to review appointments made by military

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Appointments and dismissals made since a military takeover in Sudan last month will be reviewed and political detainees will be freed over the next...

Sudan’s Hamdok says investigation launched into violations against protesters

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An investigation has been launched into violations committed against protesters since the military power grab on 25 October, Sudan's newly reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla...

US tells Sudan that deal to reinstate Prime Minister Hamdok is...

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday told Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan that an agreement...

Sudan military reinstates prime minister, but protests continue

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Sudan's military reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday and promised to release all political detainees after weeks of deadly unrest triggered by a...

Fifteen killed in Khartoum protests

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Security forces shot dead 15 people and wounded dozens as thousands of Sudanese took to the streets on Wednesday on the deadliest day in...

Protesters face tear gas and bullets to oppose Sudan coup

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Five protesters were killed on Saturday as huge crowds defied gunfire and tear gas in Sudan's capital Khartoum and other cities to demonstrate against...

West says new Sudan army-led council breaches democracy transition

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The United States and other Western powers expressed grave concern on Friday over the appointment of a new Sudanese ruling council by the general...

Sudan’s military takeover threatens national and regional security and peace

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Olusegun AkinfenwaOlusegun AkinfenwaThe current political tension in Sudan can be traced to the fall of the 30-year reign of the former leader Omar al-Bashir...

Sweden charges Lundin Energy executives with complicity in Sudan war crimes

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Swedish prosecutors on Thursday brought charges against the chairman and former CEO of Lundin Energy for complicity in war crimes carried out by the...

Sudan’s army chief appoints new ruling council, led by himself

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Sudan's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan was sworn in on Thursday as head of a new transitional council he appointed to lead the country...

Sudan’s civilian coalition rejects negotiations with military

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Sudan's main civilian political coalition rejected any negotiation with the military on Wednesday, holding to its position at its first press conference since a...

Sudan court orders restoral of internet, but no sign of services...

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A Sudanese court ordered the country's three main telecommunications providers to restore internet access, as the country entered its sixteenth day of an internet...

UN rights body agrees to monitor Sudan violations

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The United Nations human rights council on Friday adopted a British-led resolution on Sudan condemning the military coup and appointing an expert to monitor...

Sudan internet cuts complicate civil disobedience campaign against coup

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Sudanese pro-democracy groups on Sunday launched two days of civil disobedience and strikes in protest against last month's military coup, although participation appeared to...

Sudan’s military dissolves boards of state companies – state TV

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Sudan's military has dissolved the boards of all state companies and national agricultural projects, state TV said on Friday, in what appeared to be...

Sudanese talks make progress, source says, as international pressure grows

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Talks between Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and the leaders of an 25 October military coup are making progress, a source close to Hamdok...

ISS: Democracy in decline in Africa? Not so fast

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The problem isn’t the system of government but poor leadership that opens the door to despots and coup plotters. Do recent coups in Chad, Mali,...

Saudi, UAE join foreign pressure to overturn Sudan’s coup

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Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and Britain called on Wednesday for the restoration of Sudan's civilian-led government in the latest...

Sudan’s Hamdok wants coup reversed before dialogue, his office says

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The Sudanese prime minister ousted in an army coup last week wants detainees released and governing bodies restored before he will enter into any...

Sudan’s military leaders could face isolation after coup

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Sudan’s military leadership could face isolation at home and abroad if it tries to tighten its grip after seizing power in the face of...

Tribal group lifts blockade of Sudan’s main port one week after...

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A tribal group announced on Monday it would temporarily lift a six-week blockade on Sudan's main seaport, a week after the military took power...

Three people shot dead during huge protests against Sudan coup, doctors...

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Security forces shot dead three people during nationwide protests in Sudan on Saturday, a doctors committee said, as hundreds of thousands of people demanded...

Biden criticizes Sudan’s junta, deaths climb in anti-coup protests

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The United States and United Nations dialled up the pressure on Sudan's new military junta on Thursday as confrontations between soldiers and anti-coup protesters...

Sudanese general ignored US warning as army rolled out coup plan

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Hours before Sudan’s army seized power and dissolved its government, a senior U.S. envoy warned the country’s top general not to take any steps...

ISS: Sudan’s coup plotters have miscalculated their options

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The military has shown poor judgement of the political and security climate in Sudan and the international community. After months of mounting tension, the most...

Sudanese army faces widening opposition to takeover

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The Sudanese army was facing widening opposition on Thursday to this week’s coup, with state officials in Khartoum vowing disobedience and activists mobilising for...

Sudan’s Burhan says army ousted government to avoid civil war

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Sudan's armed forces chief defended the military's seizure of power, saying he had ousted the government to avoid civil war, while protesters took to...

Doctors, oil workers to join disobedience movement against Sudan military takeover

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State oil company workers and doctors in Sudan said on Wednesday they were joining protests against the military coup that has derailed the country's...

Sudan capital locked down after coup triggers deadly unrest

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Roads were blocked, shops were shut, phones were down and mosque loudspeakers blared calls for a general strike in Sudan on Tuesday, a day...

Sudan military seizes power, dissolves transitional government

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Soldiers arrested most of the members of Sudan’s cabinet on Monday and the military chief dissolved the transitional government, while opponents of the takeover...

Mass protests held in Sudan against prospect of military rule

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Huge crowds of people marched in several parts of the Sudanese capital and other cities on Thursday in demonstrations against the prospect of military...

Fake Facebook accounts in Sudan shut

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Facebook shut down two large networks targeting users in Sudan in recent months, as civilian and military leaders spar over the future of an...

Sit-in calling for Sudanese government dissolution grows into thousands

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A sit-in calling on the military to dissolve Sudan’s government grew into the thousands on Monday as the country grappled with what its civilian...

Sudan protest calls for military coup as political crisis deepens

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Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the presidential palace in Khartoum on Saturday calling for the military to seize power as Sudan grapples...

Sudan security service slaps travel ban on top civilian politicians -sources

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Sudan’s security service has slapped a travel ban on members of a task force overseeing the country’s transition to democracy, government sources said, as...

US, UK, Norway urge end to blockades in eastern Sudan

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The United States, United Kingdom and Norway on Friday called for an end to blockades of port and transportation infrastructure in eastern Sudan. The so-called...

Four suspected IS-linked militants, one Sudanese security forces member killed in...

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Four suspected Islamic State-linked militants and one Sudanese security forces member were killed during clashes in a raid in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Monday,...

Sudan running out of essential medicine, fuel and wheat due to...

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Sudan is about to run out of essential medicine, fuel and wheat after political protests forced the closure of Port Sudan, the main port...