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Online campaign to save malnourished lions at Sudan park

Khartoum - Online calls grew Sunday to help save five "malnourished and sick" African lions held at a park in Sudan's capital, with some demanding the creatures be shifted to a better habitat.

Five killed as Sudan crushes revolt by security agents

Khartoum - Five people, including two soldiers, were killed as Sudanese troops crushed a rebellion launched by agents of the country's long-feared security agency against a restructuring plan, officials and medics said Wednesday.

Sudan security agents launch 'rebellion' over payoff plan

Khartoum - Five people were wounded as heavy gunfire broke out in Sudan's capital Tuesday as several agents of a long-feared security agency launched a "rebellion" against a restructuring plan, medics and security officials said.

Power-starved Ethiopia rallies around Nile dam as Egypt dispute simmers

- Cell phone batteries constantly dying, health centres bereft of modern equipment, a dependence on flashlights after sundown -- Kafule Yigzaw experienced all these struggles and more growing up without electricity in rural Ethiopia.

US removes Sudan from religious freedom blacklist

Washington - The United States on Friday lifted fast-changing Sudan from a blacklist for religious freedom violations as it issued warnings to Nigeria, Cuba and Nicaragua.

Sudanese celebrate, demand justice on uprising anniversary

Khartoum - Exuberant crowds took to the streets of Sudan on Thursday to celebrate the first anniversary of the uprising that toppled veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir and to demand justice for slain protesters.

Bakeries bountiful in birthplace of Sudan's bread uprising

Shandi - A year since bread prices tripled overnight, sparking protests in the Sudanese town of Atbara, residents say bakeries are producing more loaves than the town can eat.

Sudan's Bashir gets two years' detention for corruption

Khartoum - Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir was sentenced Saturday to two years' detention in a correctional centre for corruption in the first of several cases against the ousted autocrat.

Sudan's deposed Bashir faces verdict in corruption case

Khartoum - A verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan's deposed president Omar al-Bashir is expected to be delivered on Saturday, months after his ouster in April in the face of unprecedented mass protests.

Hailing reforms, US exchanges ambassadors with Sudan after two decades

Washington - The United States said Wednesday it would name an ambassador to Sudan for the first time in 23 years as it welcomed the country's new reformist civilian leader.

US to name ambassador to Sudan for first time in 23 years: Pompeo

Washington - The United States said Wednesday it would name an ambassador to Sudan for the first time in 23 years as it welcomed the country's new reformist civilian leader.

Troubled waters for Egypt as Ethiopia pushes Nile dam

Apo - Under the shade of a tree, Mohamed Omar joined other farmers bickering over who would water their crops first as supply from the Nile to a nearby canal dwindled."My plot has been thirsty for days.

Bashir's NCP condemns Sudan 'illegal govt' move to scrap party

Khartoum - Ousted president Omar al-Bashir's party on Friday condemned Sudan's new "illegal government" for ordering its closure and the dismantling of his regime that ruled the country for 30 years.

Sudan adopts law to dissolve Bashir party, 'dismantle' regime

Khartoum - Sudan's new authorities on Thursday ordered that the party of ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir be dissolved and his regime "dismantled", heeding the call of protesters whose campaign led to the leader's overthrow.

Africa's largest power dam stokes regional tensions

Paris - Ethiopia's construction of a massive power dam on the Blue Nile is raising tensions with Egypt, which depends on the river for 90 percent of its water supply.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan set January goal on controversial Nile dam

Washington - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Wednesday set a January 15 target for resolving an intensifying feud over a massive dam being constructed on Africa's Nile River, which has raised fears of conflict over scarce water.

Egypt, Ethiopia leaders discuss controversial Nile dam

Sochi - Ethiopia and Egypt's leaders met on the sidelines of Russia's Africa summit on Thursday to discuss a contentious dam project on the River Nile, a diplomat said.

Sudan seeks support to build 'youth' economy

Washington - Hoping to succeed where earlier Arab Spring revolutions have struggled, Sudan's new government is seeking support to build a youth-focused economy through fundamental reforms and a new safety net, its finance minister says.

Years after militia raid, fear still grips Darfur village

Sudanese farmer Suleiman Yakub vividly remembers the day he was hung from a tree and left to die by Arab militiamen who attacked his village in Darfur, killing, looting and burning.

Sudan PM orders probe into protesters' killing

Khartoum - Sudan's new prime minister has formed a committee to probe an armed June crackdown on a weeks-long protest camp in Khartoum that killed and wounded hundreds of demonstrators, state media reported.

Sudan drops 8 Darfur rebel death sentences to 'build confidence'

Khartoum - Sudan said Thursday it had annulled death sentences against eight rebels from Darfur, a move aimed at "building confidence" with armed groups as new authorities attempt to bring peace to the war-torn region.

Sudan PM Hamdok arrives in Juba on first official trip

Juba - Sudan's new prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, arrived in South Sudan on Thursday on his first official visit since becoming premier, declaring "the sky is the limit" for ties between the former foes.

Sudan PM unveils first post-Bashir cabinet

Khartoum - Sudan's new premier Thursday unveiled the first cabinet since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir's overthrow, a major step in the country's hard-won transition to civilian rule after decades of authoritarianism.

Sudan PM unveils first post-Bashir cabinet

Khartoum - Sudan's new premier Thursday unveiled the first cabinet since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir's overthrow, a major step in the country's hard-won transition to civilian rule after decades of authoritarianism.

Sudan PM to announce new cabinet 'within 48 hours'

Khartoum - Sudan's new premier will unveil the first cabinet since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir's overthrow within 48 hours, the country's ruling body said Tuesday, after the transition process was hit by delays.

Sudan's post-Bashir transition faces further delay

Khartoum - Sudan's hard-won transition to civilian rule fell further behind schedule Sunday, days after the new prime minister delayed the formation of the first government since veteran leader Omar al-Bashir was ousted.

In post-Bashir Sudan, change comes in many guises

Khartoum - Earlier this year, hairdresser Mazen Kamal was stopped by paramilitary forces on a street in Khartoum for having long hair and was shaved on the spot.

Sudan's Bashir charged with illegal use of foreign funds

Khartoum - Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir was charged in court Saturday with illegal acquisition and use of foreign funds, offences that could land him behind bars for more than a decade.

Sudan to name first post-Bashir cabinet

Khartoum - After months of unrest, Sudan's newly-appointed prime minister is due on Wednesday to announce a cabinet that will be the first since veteran ruler Omar al-Bashir was deposed more than four months ago.

Sudan to name cabinet as tough challenges loom

Khartoum - Sudan is Wednesday due to announce the members of a new cabinet faced with a mountain of challenges after months of unrest, including rebuilding the economy and ending internal conflicts.
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir sits at U.N.
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The flag of the new Republic of South Sudan.
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Northern white rhinos checking out their surroundings.
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Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir
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Two northern white rhinos grazing in Ol Pejeta.
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Residents near Aweil, Sudan, flooded out in this IRIN Photo release.
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A refugee camp in Sudan's Darfur province.
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Sudan, the last Male Northern White Rhino On Earth Is Constantly Protected From Poachers.
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Enlarged map showing location of South Kordofan and Blue Nile states on the border with South Sudan.
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A NATO Hungarian Army T-72 tank similar to the 100 reported to be on the way to Sudan.
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A sprawl of tents has cropped up at Zam Zam Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp, in El Fasher, North Darfur, as tens of thousands have sought protection there following fresh clashes between the Government of Sudan and rebel forces.
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A map of southern Sudan showing the region wishing to secede from the north.
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Sudanese boys at the pyramids of Meroe
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George Clooney discusses about the situation in Sudan with President Barack Obama at the White House in October 2010.
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Internally displaced camps in Darfur.
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