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UN rights expert warns Darfur security 'unpredictable'

Khartoum - A senior UN rights official warned Thursday that the security situation in Darfur remained "fluid and unpredictable", two days after Sudan said the region's conflict that killed hundreds of thousands of people had ended.

Sudan says referendum result shows Darfur 'crisis' over

Khartoum - Sudan said on Tuesday the result of a referendum in Darfur shows that the conflict in the war-torn region that has killed tens of thousands of people is finally over.

Sudan palace-museum recalls restive Darfur's royal past

Sheikh Habibullah - Tucked between palm trees and verdant lawns in the centre of Darfur's El Fasher, the palace of the restive Sudanese region's last sultan has become a rare focus of pride, 100 years after his death.

Darfur votes for five-state status quo: referendum chief

Khartoum - Sudan said on Saturday almost 98 percent of Darfur voters favoured maintaining the war-torn region as five states in a referendum that faced international criticism and an opposition boycott.

Sudan's top girl band eyes world tour 45 years on

Khartoum - Stepping onto a Khartoum stage and launching into their first song, The Nightingales -- Sudan's best-loved girl band -- still raise whoops and cheers from adoring fans, 45 years after their debut.

Risking all to reach Europe: One migrant's story

Khartoum - Selam hoped that escaping from Eritrea into Sudan would be the first step towards a better life for her unborn child, away from military service and dire economic prospects.

Referendum little comfort for Darfur displaced

- Among the sprawling thatch huts of Darfur's Zamzam Camp for displaced civilians, there is little feeling a referendum on administrative status might remedy years of suffering caused by the conflict.

Darfur votes on status in referendum boycotted by rebels

Thabit - The war-scarred Sudanese region of Darfur voted Monday in a referendum on its future status despite international criticism and a boycott by rebel groups.

Sudan's Darfur votes in referendum boycotted by rebels

Khartoum - Sudan's conflict-hit Darfur region starts voting Monday on whether to unify its five states, a long-standing demand of rebels seeking greater autonomy, but ongoing instability means insurgents are boycotting the referendum.

Sudan's Bashir says to step down in 2020

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said that he will step down in 2020 after his current term in office ends."In 2020, there will be a new president and I will be an ex-president," Bashir said in an interview with the BBC broadcast on Thursday.

Serbia defends decision to honour Sudan's Bashir

Belgrade - Serbia's presidency on Thursday defended its decision to decorate Sudan's president and genocide suspect Omar al-Bashir, saying he was honoured for refusing to recognise Kosovo.

Sudan's Bashir starts Darfur tour ahead of states referendum

Thabit - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir started a tour of Darfur on Friday ahead of a referendum on whether to keep the conflict-torn western area as five states or to create one united region.

Sudan's Bashir starts Darfur tour ahead of states referendum

Thabit - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir started a tour of Darfur on Friday ahead of a referendum on whether to keep the conflict-torn western area as five states or to create one united region.

Indonesian leader holds talks with Sudan's Bashir

Jakarta - Indonesia's leader Monday held talks with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court, with Jakarta defending having invited him to a summit of Muslim countries.

Sudan's Turabi, a veteran Islamist opposition leader

Khartoum - Hassan al-Turabi, the Sudanese Islamist leader who died on Saturday, was an outspoken veteran politician who was in and out of jail over a career spanning some four decades.The 84-year-old died of a heart attack, a medical source said.

Veteran Sudan opposition leader Turabi dead at 84: TV

Khartoum - Veteran Sudan Islamist opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, one of the fiercest critics of President Omar al-Bashir's government, died of a heart attack on Saturday aged 84, state television said.

Amnesty slams South Africa for failing to arrest Sudan leader

Johanesburg - Amnesty International on Wednesday condemned countries in southern Africa for treating anti-government activists as "criminals" while hosting leaders accused of genocide such as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

In Sudan's Darfur, displaced children battle to learn

Sheikh Habibullah - Abuobeida Ali was a toddler when militiamen stormed his village in Sudan's Darfur in 2003, murdering his father and driving his family out, ending his hopes for a normal childhood and education.

Sudanese man shot after stabbing Israeli soldier has died: Police

Jerusalem - A man who stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli soldier on Sunday in the southern city of Ashkelon before being shot was a Sudanese national who has since died of his wounds, police said.

Sudan and South Sudan renegotiating oil deal: Reports

Juba - Sudan and South Sudan's oil ministers have agreed in principle a new oil pipeline deal, reports said Thursday, after slumps in global prices made Juba effectively pay to export crude.

Ethiopian lions rediscovered in Alatash

Addis Ababa - Conservationists announced Monday the "amazing discovery" of a previously unknown lion population in a remote northwestern region of Ethiopia, confirming local reports with camera trap photographs for the first time.

34,000 flee clashes in Sudan's Darfur: UN

Khartoum - Some 34,000 people in Sudan's western Darfur region have fled fierce clashes between government forces and rebels around the mountainous Jebel Marra area, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

UK prosecutors press ahead with Channel Tunnel case

London - Prosecutors in Britain pressed forward with a case Thursday against a Sudanese man who walked through the Channel Tunnel from France, despite the fact that he has since been granted asylum.

Sudan rebels attack army garrison in South Kordofan

Khartoum - Sudanese rebels have attacked an army garrison in South Kordofan state, a military spokesman said Monday, with both sides giving conflicting versions of the fighting.

Nearly 2 mn children in Sudan malnourished: UNICEF

Khartoum - Some two million Sudanese children under five suffer from malnutrition every year, UNICEF's representative said on Sunday, urging the international community to boost funding to tackle the problem.

HRW accuses Sudan govt militia of Darfur rape, killing 'sprees'

Nicosia - Human Rights Watch on Wednesday accused a controversial Sudanese counter-insurgency unit of having carried out "two sprees of killings and mass rape" of civilians in conflict-riven Darfur since February 2014.

China's Xi calls indicted Sudanese leader Bashir 'old friend'

Bejing - China's President Xi Jinping on Tuesday welcomed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir -- who has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court -- as an "old friend of the Chinese people".

Op-Ed: The hidden risks behind China’s stock market crash

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Clooney project to probe financing of African wars

Nairobi - Hollywood star George Clooney on Monday launched an initiative aimed at ending conflicts in Africa by tracking the money that fuels them.

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.
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