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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.

Sudan says referendum result shows Darfur 'crisis' over

Khartoum - Sudan said on Tuesday the result of a referendum in Darfur shows that the conflict in the war-torn region that has killed tens of thousands of people is finally over.

Sudan palace-museum recalls restive Darfur's royal past

Sheikh Habibullah - Tucked between palm trees and verdant lawns in the centre of Darfur's El Fasher, the palace of the restive Sudanese region's last sultan has become a rare focus of pride, 100 years after his death.

Darfur votes for five-state status quo: referendum chief

Khartoum - Sudan said on Saturday almost 98 percent of Darfur voters favoured maintaining the war-torn region as five states in a referendum that faced international criticism and an opposition boycott.

Sudan's top girl band eyes world tour 45 years on

Khartoum - Stepping onto a Khartoum stage and launching into their first song, The Nightingales -- Sudan's best-loved girl band -- still raise whoops and cheers from adoring fans, 45 years after their debut.

Risking all to reach Europe: One migrant's story

Khartoum - Selam hoped that escaping from Eritrea into Sudan would be the first step towards a better life for her unborn child, away from military service and dire economic prospects.

Referendum little comfort for Darfur displaced

- Among the sprawling thatch huts of Darfur's Zamzam Camp for displaced civilians, there is little feeling a referendum on administrative status might remedy years of suffering caused by the conflict.

Darfur votes on status in referendum boycotted by rebels

Thabit - The war-scarred Sudanese region of Darfur voted Monday in a referendum on its future status despite international criticism and a boycott by rebel groups.

Sudan's Darfur votes in referendum boycotted by rebels

Khartoum - Sudan's conflict-hit Darfur region starts voting Monday on whether to unify its five states, a long-standing demand of rebels seeking greater autonomy, but ongoing instability means insurgents are boycotting the referendum.

Sudan's Bashir says to step down in 2020

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said that he will step down in 2020 after his current term in office ends."In 2020, there will be a new president and I will be an ex-president," Bashir said in an interview with the BBC broadcast on Thursday.

Sudan's Bashir starts Darfur tour ahead of states referendum

Thabit - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir started a tour of Darfur on Friday ahead of a referendum on whether to keep the conflict-torn western area as five states or to create one united region.

Sudan's Turabi, a veteran Islamist opposition leader

Khartoum - Hassan al-Turabi, the Sudanese Islamist leader who died on Saturday, was an outspoken veteran politician who was in and out of jail over a career spanning some four decades.The 84-year-old died of a heart attack, a medical source said.

Veteran Sudan opposition leader Turabi dead at 84: TV

Khartoum - Veteran Sudan Islamist opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, one of the fiercest critics of President Omar al-Bashir's government, died of a heart attack on Saturday aged 84, state television said.
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