A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Islamists in Sudan long allied with ousted president Omar al-Bashir's regime have called for a rally to support military-backed Islamic rule in the face of alleged attempts by protesters to abolish it.
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019
Six people have died in the capital of Khartoum, the seventh in Darfur, during protests in Sudan..
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
Sudan's embattled president has banned unauthorised public gatherings and granted sweeping powers to the police after imposing a state of emergency in response to more than two months of protests against his rule.
Tue, 26 Feb, 2019
Across South Sudan, children have been used as soldiers, leading to 3,100 becoming demobilised.
Mon, 25 Feb, 2019
A Cork priest serving on mission in South Sudan has described in chilling detail how a Jesuit friend and colleague was murdered by gunmen in country last week.
Mon, 19 Nov, 2018
At least 22 people have been killed after a boat sank while crossing the Nile River in Sudan.
Wed, 15 Aug, 2018
Ten UN staff and aid workers abducted in South Sudan almost a week ago have been released.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018
South Sudan’s former military chief of staff Paul Malong has been released from house arrest on humanitarian grounds and flown to Kenya for medical treatment.
Mon, 20 Nov, 2017
An Irishwoman has issued a stark warning about malnutrition in war-torn South Sudan, where she heads up 350 Concern workers.
Tue, 01 Aug, 2017
South Sudan no longer has areas in famine but almost two million people are on the brink of starvation, according to reports by the government and the United Nations.
Wed, 21 Jun, 2017
"The horrifying fact that nearly one in five children in South Sudan has been forced to flee their home illustrates how devastating this conflict has been for the country's most vulnerable."
Mon, 08 May, 2017
United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres has said the UN needs £3.5 billion by the end of next month to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.
Wed, 22 Feb, 2017
Sudan is hosting South Sudan's former rebel leader and vice president, whose whereabouts had been unknown after he fled his country into neighbouring Congo last week.
Tue, 23 Aug, 2016
The soldier pointed his AK-47 at the aid worker and gave her a choice.
Wed, 17 Aug, 2016
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, sanction leaders and commanders who are blocking the implementation of a peace deal and fortify a UN peacekeeping mission.
Wed, 13 Jul, 2016
Explosions and heavy weapons gunfire shook South Sudan’s capital Juba during a fifth day of clashes between government and opposition forces, raising the spectre of a return to civil war.
Tue, 12 Jul, 2016
An Eritrean man suspected of running a human trafficking network that sent thousands of migrants to Europe, leaving many to die on the way, has been extradited from Sudan to Italy, officials said.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2016
At least 85 people were killed in South Sudan when a crowd tried to gather fuel from an oil tanker that had veered off the road on its way to a region west of the capital Juba, a presidential spokesman said.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
At least 129 children were killed, with boys castrated and girls raped and some victims thrown to their deaths into burning buildings, during a government offensive against rebels last month in South Sudan, according to the UN children’s agency.
Sat, 20 Jun, 2015
A South African judge has ordered authorities to prevent Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, who was in South Africa for an African Union summit, from leaving the country because of an international order for his arrest.
Mon, 15 Jun, 2015
Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir has won re-election with 94% of the vote, according to official results, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.
Mon, 27 Apr, 2015
South Sudanese government troops have killed up to 130 rebels in the latest fighting following the collapse of peace talks between president Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar, the military said.
Tue, 17 Mar, 2015
The Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned but who was detained again this week is now at the US embassy for her own “safety”.
Fri, 27 Jun, 2014
South Sudan is the world’s newest nation state, but internal conflict is pushing it to the brink of disaster, says Joe Cahalan
Tue, 11 Mar, 2014
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has left Nigeria after human rights lawyers and civil rights activists demanded his arrest, a Sudanese diplomat has said.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2013
Gunmen have ambushed a United Nations peacekeeping team in Sudan’s western region of Darfur, killing seven and wounding another 17 in the deadliest ever single attack on the international force in the country.
Sat, 13 Jul, 2013
South Sudan’s armed forces shot down a UN helicopter today and all four crew on board died, the United Nations said.
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012
United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon has called on Sudan and South Sudan to reach a comprehensive agreement at a summit of its leaders in Ethiopia.
Sat, 22 Sep, 2012
US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has urged leaders of South Sudan and their counterparts in the north to quickly reach agreement on oil revenue and other pressing issues to resolve differences that threaten to reignite a decades-long conflict.
Fri, 03 Aug, 2012
Sudanese aircraft have bombed an area near Bentiu in South Sudan, killing a boy and injuring at least two other people, an official and a witness said today.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2012
African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki urged the UN Security Council to take action to stop the fighting between Sudan and South Sudan, warning that both sides are locked in a "logic of war" with hardliners increasingly in control.
Wed, 18 Apr, 2012
Sudanese planes bombarded a disputed oil town near South Sudan's border, a southern military official said, and a doctor said bombs aimed at strategic sites in the south's Unity State killed five people.
Sun, 15 Apr, 2012
South Sudan's president has today vowed that the nation will not withdraw its troops that this week entered a disputed border region with Sudan.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2012
Sudan will withdraw all its troops from the disputed Abyei region at the same time as the United Nations fully deploys its 4,200-strong force, the country’s UN ambassador has said.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2011
Sudan’s president declared a state of emergency in a state near the southern border with Ethiopia after clashes broke out between armed forces and a rebel group.
Sat, 03 Sep, 2011
International rights groups have accused Sudan’s government of killing 26 people in indiscriminate aerial bombardments of opposition-controlled areas in the country’s main oil-producing state.
Tue, 30 Aug, 2011
Sudan activists have called for the international community to intervene in Sudan after a US group released satellite photos of what appear to be mass graves.
Thu, 14 Jul, 2011
South Sudan raised the flag of its new nation for the first time today, as thousands of South Sudanese citizens and dozens of international dignitaries swarmed the new country capital of Juba to celebrate the country’s birth.
Sat, 09 Jul, 2011
At least 57 people have died in fighting between government forces and a rebel militia, according to a Southern Sudanese official.
Sun, 24 Apr, 2011
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said he will not stand in the next presidential election in the restive African country.
Mon, 21 Feb, 2011
Final results from last month's vote in Southern Sudan today showed that more than 98% of the ballots cast were for independence.
Mon, 07 Feb, 2011
The family of Sudan’s top Islamist opposition leader said today that he has been arrested after calling for a Tunisia-style uprising in the country.
Tue, 18 Jan, 2011
Another bout of violence during this week’s independence referendum has killed 10 people, a security official in Southern Sudan said today.
Tue, 11 Jan, 2011
Women broke out in song and men wrapped themselves in flags as voters in Southern Sudan began casting ballots today in a week-long independence referendum likely to create the world’s newest nation about five years after the end of a brutal civil war.
Sun, 09 Jan, 2011