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Militia chief arrest 'dangerous moment' for Sudan's Darfur

Khartoum - By arresting Darfur's powerful militia chief Musa Hilal, Khartoum has tightened its control over Sudan's strife-torn region but analysts say it might open a new chapter of violence.

Kiir accuses Sudan of being 'source of weapons' in South Sudan war

Khartoum - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Thursday accused Sudan of being a "source of weapons" fuelling the brutal civil war in his country as he met leader Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum.

EU vows to aid Sudan for 'as long as it takes'

Khartoum - Even as global donors reduce their aid offerings to war-torn Sudan, the European Union has vowed to provide the African country with humanitarian assistance for "as long as it takes".

EU offers 106 mln euros in humanitarian aid for Sudan

Khartoum - The European Commission on Monday announced a 106-million-euro ($124-million) aid package for Sudan, saying around 4.8 million people needed urgent humanitarian assistance in the African country.

US warns Americans about visiting Sudan over 'terror risks'

Khartoum - The United States has warned Americans about travelling to Sudan given the "risks of terrorism" in the African country, prompting an angry response from Khartoum on Friday.

Swiss aid worker abducted in Darfur

Khartoum - A Swiss humanitarian aid worker has been abducted in Darfur, officials said on Sunday, just weeks after the United Nations began downsizing its peacekeeping force in Sudan's war-torn region.

Sudan eyes economic revival as US lifts sanctions

Khartoum - Up until a few years ago, Sudanese engineer Ahmed Abdallah used to manage his family's expenses on his $400 monthly salary but he has since had to take out loans to make ends meet.

Cash crunch risks grounding UN air ops in Sudan

Khartoum - UN humanitarian air operations in Sudan face being grounded because of an acute cash crunch, aid officials say, affecting the delivery of relief to thousands of people in conflict areas.

Sudan vows to normalise ties with US as travel ban lifted

Khartoum - Sudan vowed Monday to step up efforts to normalise relations with the United States after Washington dropped the country from a list of countries facing a US travel ban.

Sudan student sentenced to hang for killing policeman

Khartoum - A court in Sudan on Sunday sentenced a university student to death after convicting him of killing a policeman during protests in the capital last year, a defence lawyer said.

Libya crisis affecting fight against people smuggling: Bashir

Khartoum - President Omar al-Bashir said on Sunday that the crisis in neighbouring Libya has impacted Sudan, with human traffickers using the East African country's territories to commit "cross-border crimes".

Sudan receives invitation to join U.S.-Egypt military exercises

Khartoum - Somewhat surprisingly, Sudan has received an invitation to take part in a joint U.S.-Egyptian military training exercise this October in Egypt, a first for the country in almost thirty years according to the Sudanese Defense Ministry.

Archbishop of Canterbury declares Sudan new Anglican province

Khartoum - Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Sunday declared Sudan the 39th province of the worldwide Anglican Communion, six years after the predominantly Christian south gained independence from the north.

Sudan halts talks after Trump extends sanctions

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday suspended negotiations with Washington aimed at ending sanctions against Khartoum, after the United States extended its embargo for another three months, state media said.

Sudan has made 'positive' steps on meeting sanctions terms: US envoy

- Sudan has made "positive" steps towards meeting Washington's conditions for permanently lifting 20-year-old sanctions on the African country, the US envoy to Khartoum told AFP in an interview.

War leaves no winners, only rubble in S.Sudan oil town

Bentiu - What was once Bentiu, the gateway to South Sudan's oil fields, is now a cluster of bullet-riddled buildings and piles of scrap metal, its ghostly avenues abandoned.

Sudan boosts border patrols to curb people smuggling

Sheikh Habibullah - It was Efrem Desta's yearning for freedom that made him flee his home country of Eritrea and enter Sudan illegally, hoping that he could later make it to Europe.

Sudan's Bashir to skip Trump-Muslim summit

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, will not join an Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia with US President Donald Trump, his office said Friday.

Frenchman kidnapped in Chad freed in Sudan

Khartoum - A French mineworker who was kidnapped in Chad and taken to neighbouring Sudan has been freed after more than six weeks in captivity, French and Sudanese officials said on Sunday.

Sudan rejects new US travel warning for Americans

Khartoum - Sudan on Friday rejected a new US travel advisory warning Americans against visiting the country, particularly three conflict zones, due to risks of "terrorism and violent crimes".
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