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Bashir rejects Amnesty 'lies' about Darfur chemical attacks

Khartoum - President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday accused Amnesty International of spreading "lies" that Sudanese government forces had used chemical weapons against civilians in war-torn Darfur.

Drought, hunger add to South Sudan's woes

Aweil - A serious food crisis in the north of South Sudan is reaching critical levels, as a biting drought across much of east Africa serves up even more woes for the troubled country.

At least 60 killed as fighting surges in South Sudan

Malakal - At least 56 rebels and four government troops were killed in heavy weekend clashes in northeastern South Sudan, in a worrying surge of violence in the world's youngest nation.

Sudan doctors demand protection in nationwide strike

Khartoum - Doctors at Sudanese government hospitals held a nationwide strike on Thursday to demand better facilities, higher wages and protection from security forces, medics and an AFP correspondent reported.

Sudan's Bashir says peace has returned to Darfur

- President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday declared that peace had returned to Sudan's war-torn Darfur despite a deadlock in African Union-brokered ceasefire talks and persistent fighting that has driven thousands from their homes this year.

Sudan says 816 African migrants arrested in 2 months

Khartoum - Some 800 African migrants and a group of smugglers were arrested near Sudan's border with Libya while trying to reach Europe between June and August, security officers told reporters Tuesday.

Aid workers struggle to help floods homeless in Sudan

Kasala - Aid workers are struggling to get hundreds of tonnes of aid to people made homeless by widespread flooding in Sudan after torrential rains severed a highway and other roads.

Sudan issues flood warning as Nile rises

Khartoum - Sudanese authorities on Wednesday warned people living near the banks of the Nile to be wary of flooding, after two weeks of heavy rainfall killed dozens across the country.

Sudan rebels sign AU-brokered peace roadmap

Khartoum - Prominent Sudanese rebel groups said Tuesday they have signed a roadmap brokered by African Union mediators to end deadly conflicts in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions.

Sudan starts evacuating its nationals from S.Sudan

Khartoum - Dozens of Sudanese arrived in Khartoum from Juba Friday as Sudan began evacuating at least 3,000 of its nationals from South Sudan, which split from the north five years ago.

UN extends Darfur mission despite Sudan opposition

Khartoum - The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of an international peacekeeping force in Darfur for a year despite fierce opposition from the Sudanese government.

Breaking Ramadan fast the Sudanese way

- As the sun sets over the Sudanese village of Al-Nuba, Ibrahim Abdelrahim rolls out carpets by the side of the Khartoum highway and his friends line them with plates of food.

Gunmen kill eight worshippers in Sudan's Darfur

Khartoum - Arab tribesmen shot dead eight ethnic minority villagers as they prayed in a revenge killing in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, a medic and a tribal leader said on Monday.

Sudan ups pressure for exit of Darfur peacekeepers

Khartoum - As the UN Security Council begins talks next month on renewing its mission in Darfur for another year, Sudan has stepped up pressure for a complete exit of international peacekeepers from the war-torn region.

Sudan's Bashir, wanted by ICC, applies for U.S. visa

Khartoum - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, has applied for a US visa to attend the next United Nations General Assembly, an official said Thursday.

U.S. aid ship docks with food for Sudan war zones

Port Sudan - Dockers began unloading tens of thousands of tonnes of food from a US aid ship on Thursday destined for war-torn areas of Sudan, an AFP correspondent reported.

Top Sudan court lifts ban on newspaper: Editor

Khartoum - Sudan's highest court has allowed a leading newspaper to resume publishing, nearly five months after the authorities banned it from printing, the newspaper's editor said on Monday.

Sudan military plane crash kills all five crew: Army

Khartoum - A Sudanese military plane crashed on Saturday in the state of North Kordofan, killing all five crew members on board, the army said.

Six dead as Sudan army, insurgents clash in Kordofan: Rebels

Khartoum - New fighting has broken out between Sudanese troops and rebels in the state of South Kordofan, leaving six insurgents dead and several wounded, a rebel group said.

UN rights expert warns Darfur security 'unpredictable'

Khartoum - A senior UN rights official warned Thursday that the security situation in Darfur remained "fluid and unpredictable", two days after Sudan said the region's conflict that killed hundreds of thousands of people had ended.
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