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Toll in Sudan clashes rises to 87 dead: Darfur medics

Khartoum - Five days of fighting in Sudan's West Darfur region has left at least 87 people dead, medics said Wednesday, with thousands fleeing the latest outbreak of violence."The committee has recorded a new toll of ...

Descendants of Sudan Jews hope to connect with Israel

Khartoum - In a corner of a shabby central Khartoum neighbourhood, Hebrew-lettered gravestones jut up from a rubble-strewn plot, remnants of the small but vibrant Jewish community that once lived in Sudan.

Sudan, Ethiopia border dispute fuels wider tensions

Khartoum - A decades-old border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia is pouring fuel on a rivalry that analysts warn could flare into a broader conflict.

Fashaqa flashpoint: Sudanese dream of reclaiming fertile land

Under a thatched roof, Sudanese dream of returning to farmland at the heart of a decades-old dispute with Ethiopia that has turned violent and threatened to ignite a wider conflict.

New killings revive old fears in Darfur village

Farmer Abbas Abdullah was among hundreds who had trickled back to his remote village in South Darfur nearly a decade after fleeing war there. Now, he thinks he rushed the decision.

Fear and mourning after attack on South Darfur village

Nyala - A pall of gloom hangs over the house of Adam Omar in a remote village in Sudan's South Darfur; he has lost seven family members including two sons in recent tribal clashes.

Uneasy calm in Sudan's Darfur after clashes kill 155

Khartoum - A tense calm fell Tuesday on Sudan's Darfur region after days of inter-ethnic violence claimed at least 155 lives, left scores wounded and displaced tens of thousands, a tribal leader and a regional official said.

Fears about Sudan's Darfur after 130 killed in days of fighting

Khartoum - The latest inter-ethnic violence to rock Sudan's restive Darfur region had killed 130 people by Monday, tribal leaders said, weeks after a peacekeeping mission ended operations.

Death toll in Sudan Darfur clashes rises to 48

Ongoing clashes in Sudan's restive Darfur have killed at least 48 people in two days, state media said Sunday, just over two weeks after a long-running peacekeeping mission ended operations.

Peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur ends, stoking fears

Nyala - The United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur is set to end 13 years of peacekeeping in the vast Sudanese region on Thursday, even as recent violent clashes leave residents fearful of new conflict.

Peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur ends, stoking fears

Nyala - Sudan's hybrid United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur is set to end its 13-year peacekeeping operations in the conflict marred region Thursday, even as recent violent clashes leave residents fearful.

UN agrees to end Darfur peacekeeping mission

New York - The United Nations Security Council has agreed to end the UN and African Union's long-running peacekeeping mission in Darfur when its mandate ceases on December 31.

US reinstates Sudan's sovereign immunity over past terror attacks

Washington - US lawmakers on Monday backed legislation granting Sudan legal immunity for past militant attacks, a final step in a historic deal removing Khartoum from Washington's blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.

Elderly Ethiopian refugees in Sudan long for home

As fighting raged and bombs rained down on Ethiopia's Tigray region, 80-year-old Asafu Alamaya begged her daughters to flee with their children to Sudan, and to leave her to die at home.

New exile for Eritrean refugees fleeing Ethiopia

Gedaref - Among the thousands of people fleeing the five-week-old conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region are a few dozen men, women and children from Eritrea, one of the world's most authoritarian states.

Tailor of Tigray mends Ethiopian refugees' clothes and hearts

- Thousands of people fled war in Ethiopia with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

End of a nightmare for Ethiopian refugee mother and child

Gedaref - It is every parent's worst nightmare: to be separated from their child.And that is exactly what happened to Otash, an Ethiopian woman now living as a refugee in Sudan.

Hope, joy for Ethiopian children at refugee-run school in Sudan

"Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do!" an Ethiopian girl sings to her classmates, who are huddled together on a straw mat on the sandy ground of a refugee camp in Sudan.

UN pleads with Ethiopia for refugee access as food runs out

Addis Ababa - The United Nations on Tuesday pleaded with Ethiopia to allow aid for long-standing refugee camps in the northern Tigray region, where nearly 100,000 people from neighbouring Eritrea are thought to have run out of food.

Trees bulldozed to make way for refugee shelters in Sudan

- Bulldozers are tearing down trees by the dozen to make way for shelters and provide firewood for refugees from Ethiopia's Tigray conflict at Sudan's Um Raquba reception camp.

Questions linger among the corpses of an Ethiopian massacre

Scores of freshly-dug graves fill the church compound in Mai-Kadra. Shovels abandoned by weary hands are strewn on the dirt among empty cans of lemon air freshener that fail to mask the stench of death.

After escaping Ethiopia, mothers face giving birth in camps

Gedaref - Like all mothers-to-be, Berekhti Burro dreamt of bringing new life into the world in a safe place, with love and care at home to give her baby the best start.

Ethiopian parents fear for future of refugee children

Gedaref - Seated on the ground in a camp in Sudan's Gedaref region, Ethiopian schoolteacher Tadros Bay reads a story to four children huddled around him.

Heat and hunger: Sudan struggles to shelter 25,000 Ethiopian refugees

- In a sun-baked and dusty wasteland in remote eastern Sudan, crews are labouring to rebuild a refugee camp for the 25,000 people who have fled heavy fighting in neighbouring Ethiopia's Tigray region.

Ethiopians fleeing fighting return to famine-era Sudan camps

- Two decades since Burhan Yussef left the Um Raquba camp where he had sought refuge from devastating famine in his homeland of Ethiopia, the 77-year-old is returning.

UN, AU recommend end of Darfur peacekeeping mission

New York - African Union leaders and the UN recommended ending their joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur Friday, acknowledging the "positive impact" that the political transformation in Sudan had on the region.

Sudan declares amnesty except for war crime suspects

Khartoum - Sudan has declared an amnesty for the tens of thousands who fought in its civil conflicts excluding those faced with charges of genocide or war crimes.

Sudanese in Israel fear being returned after normalisation

Apo - Sudanese asylum seekers living in Israel fear being kicked out once ties are normalised between the two countries, though some hope their presence will be seen as an advantage.

Trump suggests Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday voiced anger at Ethiopia over its construction of a huge dam on the Nile River and appeared to suggest that Egypt may destroy it.

After Sudan, Trump predicts Saudis to forge Israel ties

Washington - US President Donald Trump predicted Friday that Saudi Arabia would soon forge ties with Israel after brokering an agreement for Sudan to normalize ties with the Jewish state.
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