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S. Africa may quit ICC over Bashir row: presidency

Johanesburg - South Africa said Thursday it may withdraw from the International Criminal Court after an outcry over Pretoria's refusal to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on genocide charges.

S.Africa ministers 'plotted to protect Sudan's Bashir'

Johanesburg - The South African government secretly plotted to ensure safe passage out of the country for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir despite an international warrant for his arrest on war crimes charges, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Op-Ed: Africans wants ICC stop targeting African leaders

Pretoria - Despite world condemnation of South Africa for letting President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan go home, many Africans on social media are applauding Pretoria's decision.

Sudan's Bashir flies out of S.Africa, defying court order

Johanesburg - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir flew out of South Africa on Monday, dodging a court order for him to stay as judges weighed up whether he should be arrested over alleged war crimes and genocide.

Sudan's Bashir banned from leaving S.Africa until arrest ruling

Johanesburg - A South African court on Sunday issued a temporary ban on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir leaving the country after the International Criminal Court called for him to be arrested at a summit of African leaders in Johannesburg.

Sudan aims anti-aircraft fire at 'target' near capital

Khartoum - Sudanese anti-aircraft crews opened fire on an aerial "target" near Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman, a military spokesman said on Wednesday, after witnesses reported hearing explosions in the area.

Sudan's Bashir reelected with 94% of vote

Khartoum - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir was re-elected with more than 94 percent of the vote, results showed on Monday, despite international war crimes charges and a poll marred by low turnout and an opposition boycott.

Sudan security seizes newspaper issue: Editor

Khartoum - Sudanese security agents seized the entire Saturday edition of a newspaper over an article about an activist who was detained in the run-up to the country's general elections, its editor-in-chief said.

Rangers protecting last white rhinos buoyed by social media help

He is the last male of his kind, and as such, he is under armed guard 24/7. There are only five northern white rhinos left in the world, and Sudan is one of them. Fortunately, his future may be a little bit brighter due to a social media campaign.

Sudan votes in controversial poll set to extend Bashir rule

Khartoum - Sudan was voting Monday in elections boycotted by the mainstream opposition that are expected to extend the quarter-century rule of President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on war crimes charges.

Egypt signs up to Ethiopian Nile dam deal, citing trust

Khartoum - Egypt on Monday agreed to a preliminary deal with Ethiopia on a new dam project that Cairo feared would hamper the flow of the Nile, the river on which it depends.

Missing British medical students feared to have joined IS

Istanbul - A group of British medical students of Sudanese origin who went missing after travelling to Turkey are feared to have crossed into Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) group as doctors, reports and sources said on Sunday.

UN says hundreds slaughtered in S.Sudan atrocities

Juba - Rebels in South Sudan slaughtered at least 353 civilians in April last year, including people sheltering in a mosque, hospital and a United Nations base, UN rights investigators said Friday.

Sudan orders senior UN officials to leave

Khartoum - Sudan has ordered two senior United Nations officials to leave, a UN spokesman said Thursday, after a recent spike in tensions between Khartoum and the peacekeeping mission in Darfur.

Sudan's Bashir hails ICC decision to halt Darfur probe

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir hailed the International Criminal Court's suspension of its investigations into alleged war crimes in Darfur, accusing it of trying to "humiliate and subjugate" his country.

ICC prosecutor halts Darfur war crimes investigations

New York - International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says she has suspended investigations into alleged war crimes in Sudan's Darfur, criticising the UN Security Council for inaction over the conflict-hit region.

UNICEF declares 2014 a 'devastating year' for children

According to a UNICEF statement released on December 8, an estimated 230 million children live in countries and areas affected by armed conflicts.

Sudan's Bashir wants 'clear' plan for UNAMID to leave Darfur

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Sunday called for a "clear programme" for the UN-African Union mission in Darfur to leave, saying the peacekeepers had become a "burden".

Man kills 2 guards at Sudan presidential palace

Khartoum - A sword-wielding man described as "insane" killed two Sudanese soldiers on Saturday before being shot dead as he tried to enter the palace where President Omar al-Bashir has his offices.

Minimal progress in meeting between opposing Sudan leaders

Little to no progress appears to have been made over the weekend during a meeting in London between opposing leaders of Sudan's two largest political parties.

Veteran Sudan leader Bashir to run for re-election: adviser

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir -- in power since a 1989 coup -- will stand for re-election in 2015 after being retained as leader of the ruling party on Tuesday, an adviser said.

Sudan flood victims say help slow in coming

When the skies again unleashed their fury over Khartoum before dawn on Sunday, there was little of Kamel Hussein's home left to be destroyed.

Sudanese Christian woman spared execution arrives in US

Washington - A Sudanese Christian woman -- sentenced to death for renouncing Islam but acquitted after international pressure on Khartoum -- has arrived in the United States with her family.

Plea agreement reached by global financial institution Special

BNP Paribas S.A. (BNPP) is a global financial institution headquartered in Paris. BNP Paribas admitted that majority of illegal payments were made on behalf of sanctioned countries like Sudan.

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope

Rome - A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.

U.S. 'delighted' by impending arrival of Sudanese Christian convert

Washington - The White House said it was "delighted" over the release by Sudan of a Christian woman sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, and welcomes her arrival "soon" in the United States.

Aid workers free after month's captivity in Darfur: UN

Khartoum - Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies were released on Saturday in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers said.

150 killed in Sudan clan battle near oil field

Khartoum - A battle between rival Sudanese clans near an oil-drilling site killed 150 people and wounded 100 more, state-linked media reported on Thursday.

Sudan Christian woman faces new legal challenge: Lawyer

Khartoum - Muslim "relatives" of a Sudanese Christian woman hiding at the US embassy are taking her to court to try to prove she belongs to their family, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Sudan Darfur rebel chief 'killed in action'

Khartoum - A Darfur rebel leader, who experts said was responsible for some of the deadliest attacks against Sudanese forces, has been killed in action, state-linked media said on Sunday.
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Internally displaced camps in Darfur.
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Two northern white rhinos grazing in Ol Pejeta.
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A map of southern Sudan showing the region wishing to secede from the north.
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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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