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Libya's south falls prey to foreign armed groups

Tripoli - Neglected by rival authorities in Tripoli and the country's east, Libya's southern desert has increasingly become a hideout for foreign rebel groups that stand accused of stoking growing insecurity.

UN-AU envoy urges 'stern action' against Darfur rebel chief

New York - A special envoy urged the UN Security Council on Monday to consider "stern action" against rebel chief Abdul Wahid Nur for resisting efforts to bring peace to Sudan's troubled Darfur region.

Sudan appoints new peace envoy to S.Sudan

Khartoum - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday appointed a peace envoy to South Sudan, mired in conflict since it won independence from its northern neighbour in 2011.

US 'terror' listing blocks Sudan's economic revival

Khartoum - Sudanese businessman Samir Gasim was delighted when Washington dropped sanctions against Sudan a year ago, but since then, mounting losses have forced him to lay off dozens of workers at his Khartoum factory.

UN approves 'final' extension of Abyei peace mission

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday approved a final extension of its peacekeeping mission in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan -- unless the two sides make progress on border demarcation and other benchmarks.

Sudan protests at EU holding journalists meeting

Khartoum - Sudan summoned the European Union ambassador to Khartoum on Wednesday to protest against an EU-organised meeting of journalists that called for strengthening of press freedoms in the African country.

Runway collision between Sudan army planes injures 8: airport

Khartoum - A collision between two Sudanese army planes on the runway at Khartoum airport on Wednesday injured eight people, officials said.

Hollywood dives deep into 1980s Israeli spy 'resort' in Sudan

Apo - The brochure portrayed it as a divers' paradise located along the Red Sea in Sudan. It was in fact one of the Israeli intelligence agency's most audacious operations.

2 pilots killed in Sudan military jet crash: army

Khartoum - A Sudanese military jet has crashed near the city of Omdurman, killing the two pilots on board, the army said on Friday, in the latest accident to hit its ageing fleet.

Sudan gets new government as PM keeps finance

Khartoum - Sudan's new 21-member cabinet was sworn in on Saturday, with Prime Minister Moutaz Mousa Abdallah also assuming the finance portfolio in a bid to revive the country's ailing economy.

20 dead as hill collapses on Darfur village in Sudan: rebels

Khartoum - At least 20 people have been killed in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region after a hill collapsed onto their village following heavy rain, a rebel group said Wednesday.

Jordan defends Bashir non-arrest before ICC

Den Haag - Jordan defended Monday its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during an Arab League summit last year, saying it was not obliged to detain and hand him over to the International Criminal Court.

Sudan police save 85 minors from trafficking network: Interpol

Lyon - Police in Sudan have rescued nearly 100 people, 85 of them minors, after breaking up a human trafficking network in the northeast African country last month, Interpol said Monday.

Bashir appoints new PM as cabinet sacked

Khartoum - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir Sunday sacked the country's 31-member cabinet and appointed a new prime minister who will form a smaller government to tackle a growing economic crisis in the African country.

S.Sudan rebel chief approves peace deal with rival Kiir

Khartoum - South Sudanese rebel chief Riek Machar on Thursday approved a peace deal with Juba that is expected to be formally signed at a summit of regional leaders, a Sudanese mediator said.

S.Sudan rebel chief refuses to sign peace deal

Khartoum - South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar on Tuesday refused to sign a final peace deal with the government, in a setback for a regional drive to end nearly five years of brutal civil war.

S.Sudan's Machar refuses to sign peace deal: mediator

Khartoum - South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar on Tuesday refused to sign a final peace deal with the government that aims to end a brutal civil war, a Sudanese mediator said.

UK parliament attack suspect charged with attempted murder

London - A man accused of crashing his car into the security barriers surrounding Britain's Houses of Parliament was charged Saturday with attempted murder, police said.

Darfur rebels strengthen foothold in Libya: UN report

New York - Rebel groups from Sudan's Darfur region are strengthening their foothold in Libya, building up their military strength in a bid to return to Sudan and fight on, according to a confidential report seen by AFP on Wednesday.

22 children dead in Nile boat accident in Sudan

Khartoum - At least 22 children drowned on their way to school when their boat capsized in swollen waters of the Nile river north of the Sudanese capital on Wednesday, official media said.

22 children dead in Nile boat accident: Sudan media

Khartoum - At least 22 Sudanese children drowned on Wednesday when their boat sank in the Nile while they were on their way to school, official media said.

Sudan ruling party chooses Bashir as candidate for 2020

Khartoum - Sudan's ruling party has chosen President Omar al-Bashir to stand for re-election in 2020, state media reported Friday, even though the constitution allows only two five-year terms.

UN chief calls on South Sudan leaders to finalize peace deal

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday welcomed the signing of a power-sharing deal by South Sudan's leaders and urged them to act quickly to reach a final agreement and end their nearly five-year war.

South Sudan foes sign final power-sharing deal

Khartoum - South Sudanese arch-foes signed a final power-sharing deal Sunday as President Salva Kiir called for unity in a country torn by a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people.

South Sudan foes sign final power-sharing deal

Khartoum - South Sudanese arch-foes signed a final power-sharing deal on Sunday, aimed at ending a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions in the world's youngest country.

S.Sudan's Kiir vows power sharing deal with rival will hold

Juba - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said Friday he was committed to a power-sharing deal with his arch-rival Riek Machar, vowing it would not collapse like similar agreements had in the past.

Egypt's Sisi vows to back S.Sudan peace bid

Khartoum - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday backed an ongoing regional bid to resolve the conflict in South Sudan as he praised Khartoum for hosting peace talks between the country's warring groups.

S.Sudan power-sharing deal delayed over differences

Khartoum - Sudan said Thursday the signing of a "preliminary" power-sharing deal between South Sudan's foes has been postponed as the warring factions have yet to fully agree on the draft.

South Sudan foes agree to withdraw forces from 'urban areas'

Khartoum - South Sudan's government and rebels agreed Friday to withdraw troops from urban areas, a Sudanese official said, as they signed a security deal aimed at ending a four-and-a-half year war.

Malta says migrants on board Lifeline rescue ship mainly Sudanese

Valletta - Maltese authorities said Thursday the migrants on board the rescue ship Lifeline, which docked in Malta after nearly a week stranded at sea, were mainly from Sudan.
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Two northern white rhinos grazing in Ol Pejeta.
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Northern white rhinos checking out their surroundings.
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The flag of the new Republic of South Sudan.
The flag of the new Republic of 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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Sudanese boys at the pyramids of Meroe
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A refugee camp in Sudan's Darfur province.
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir sits at U.N.
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Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir
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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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George Clooney discusses about the situation in Sudan with President Barack Obama at the White House in October 2010.
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Residents near Aweil, Sudan, flooded out in this IRIN Photo release.
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A map of southern Sudan showing the region wishing to secede from the north.
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Internally displaced camps in Darfur.
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