Sudan urged to hand over ‘war crime’ suspects or put them on trial

Ousted leader Omar al-Bashir is among those wanted for alleged crimes in Darfur.

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Sudan’s ousted leader seen in public for first time since uprising

Former president Omar al-Bashir was being questioned over corruption accusations.

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UN calls for investigation into Sudan’s slide into ‘human rights abyss’

Numerous deaths have been reported since security forces cracked down on protesters.

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Military accuses protesters of escalating tensions in Sudan

A general strike has been called in a bid to pressurise the generals to hand over power to civilians.

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Sudan protesters reject military talks offer as ’40 bodies’ pulled from the Nile

It raises the death toll to 100 since the violent dispersal of a sit-in outside the military’s headquarters in Khartoum on Monday.

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Sudanese generals call for talks as protests death toll reaches 60

A long sit-in by pro-democracy demonstrators outside the military headquarters in Khartoum was wiped out on Monday.

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Sudan’s pro-democracy protesters say death toll in military crackdown reaches 60

Security forces broke up a protest camp outside military headquarters in Khartoum on Monday.

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Sudan military calls snap election after fatal crackdown

The military will move to form an interim government to prepare for elections.

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Deaths reported as Sudan troops besiege protest camp in Khartoum

The military’s move follows a stand-off with protesters seeking a speedy transition to civilian rule after strongman leader Omar al-Bashir was ousted.

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Talks continue but solution elusive for Sudan’s generals and protesters

There are differences over how a transition to military rule should be handled.

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Sudan’s military council resumes talks with protesters

The two sides have held several rounds of talks since the military overthrew President Omar al-Bashir last month.

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Generals and protesters claim progress made in Sudan transition talks

It is proposed that the transition to civilian rule will last three years.

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'Six killed' as protesters clash with security forces in Sudan

The Sudan Doctors Committee, which is part of the Sudanese Professionals Association that has been spearheading the protests, said the six included an army officer.

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Islamists call for rally to support military in Sudan power struggle

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.

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Sudan protesters shelve government announcement amid talks with military

It had been planned to announce a transitional government on Thursday.

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Sudan protesters optimistic after weekend talks with army

The praise came despite a brief incident on Monday when activists said soldiers attempted to disperse a protest sit-in.

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Sudan’s coup leader steps down a day after ousting president

General Awad Ibn Ouf also announced his successor as General Abdel-Fattah Burhan.

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Sudanese army arrests president and takes charge

A transitional military council will lead the country for two years.

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Sudanese army to deliver 'important statement' as president ‘forced out’

Witnesses in Khartoum said the military had deployed at key sites in the capital to secure several installations.

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Seven killed in Sudan sit-in protests

Six people have died in the capital of Khartoum, the seventh in Darfur, during protests in Sudan..

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Sudan leader bans unauthorised gatherings during state of emergency

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.

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Demobilising South Sudan's child soldiers

Across South Sudan, children have been used as soldiers, leading to 3,100 becoming demobilised.

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Sudan declares state of emergency as president disbands Cabinet

A heavy security crackdown has left scores of protesters dead. At least 57 people have been killed since December.

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South Sudan’s rebel leader to return for peace celebration

Riek Machar will serve as President Salva Kiir’s deputy once again under a new deal to end the civil war.

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Opposition parties refuse to sign peace agreement with South Sudan government

The move is a blow to hopes for peace in the war-torn country.

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Hunger concerns grow in South Sudan as people go days without eating

Aid workers warn that a recent surge in fighting could once again plunge thousands of people into famine.

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Abducted charity workers freed in South Sudan

Ten UN staff and aid workers abducted in South Sudan almost a week ago have been released.

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South Sudan no longer in famine but situation 'catastrophic'

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.

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Christian woman sentenced to death now at US Embassy in Sudan

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”.

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Sudan's president 'flees Nigeria'

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has left Nigeria after human rights lawyers and civil rights activists demanded his arrest, a Sudanese diplomat has said.

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Seven UN peacekeepers killed in Darfur

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.

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Four die as UN helicopter shot down

South Sudan’s armed forces shot down a UN helicopter today and all four crew on board died, the United Nations said.

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Sudan urged to make deal with South

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.

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Clinton calls for Sudan compromise

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.

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Boy dies in South Sudan bomb attack

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.

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UN urged to take action in Sudan

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.

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Bombs hit disputed Sudanese town

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.

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South Sudan refuses to withdraw troops

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.

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Sudan makes vow on Abyei troop withdrawal

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.

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Sudan declares state of emergency

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.

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Aerial strikes 'kill 26' in Sudan

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.

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Suspected mass graves discovered in Sudan

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.

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South Sudan raises new flag

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.

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57 killed in Sudan fighting

At least 57 people have died in fighting between government forces and a rebel militia, according to a Southern Sudanese official.

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Sudan president announces intention to step down

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said he will not stand in the next presidential election in the restive African country.

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Official Southern Sudan result creates new country

Final results from last month's vote in Southern Sudan today showed that more than 98% of the ballots cast were for independence.

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Sudanese opposition leader arrested

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.

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Ten killed in fresh Sudan poll attack

Another bout of violence during this week’s independence referendum has killed 10 people, a security official in Southern Sudan said today.

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Southern Sudan begins independence vote

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.

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UN demands access to Darfur camp

The UN humanitarian chief demanded that Sudanese authorities allow aid agencies into a camp in Darfur and surrounding areas where more than 80,000 displaced people were unable to receive food and other relief supplies for nearly two weeks.

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'At least 300' Darfur rebels killed

The Sudanese army says it has clashed with Darfur rebels over the past few days, killing and capturing hundreds.

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UN backs Darfur arrests

The United Nations Security Council has supported International Criminal Court’s demand to arrest a Sudanese governor and a militia leader accused of atrocities in Darfur.

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Darfur clashes lead to 160 deaths

Clashes between Sudan’s army and Darfur’s most powerful rebel group have left more than 160 people dead, officials said.

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Voting begins in historic Sudan elections

Voting has kicked off in Sudan’s first competitive elections in nearly a quarter of a century despite repeated opposition calls to delay the vote.

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Darfur rebels sign truce deal with Sudan

Darfur’s most powerful rebel group has initialled a truce with the Sudanese government, officials said today, marking a return to peace talks aimed at ending the Darfur conflict.

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Sudan leader could face genocide charges

Appeal judges at The International Criminal Court in The Hague today overturned a ruling that Sudan's leader cannot be charged with genocide in Darfur.

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Five peacekeepers killed in Darfur

Gunmen killed five Rwandan soldiers in a series of attacks on the international peacekeeping force in Darfur, a spokesman for the mission said, marking a swift upsurge in violence in the western Sudanese region.

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A top adviser to Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir said the man wanted for war crimes in Darfur would never surrender to the International Criminal Court.

War crimes president 'will not surrender'

A top adviser to Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir said the man wanted for war crimes in Darfur would never surrender to the International Criminal Court.

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A spokesman for the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur said an armed group has kidnapped two of its foreign civilian workers.

UN peacekeepers captured in Darfur

A spokesman for the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur said an armed group has kidnapped two of its foreign civilian workers.

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Third of female Darfur refugees report or show signs of rape

A human rights group’s survey of women who fled Sudan’s Darfur conflict found that a third reported or showed signs of rape and revealed a widespread fear of continuing sexual violence in their refugee camp in Chad.

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