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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.

South Sudan foes agree 'permanent' ceasefire within 72 hours

Khartoum - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his arch-foe Riek Machar agreed Wednesday to a "permanent" ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of an end to four-and-a-half years of war.

South Sudan foes agree 'permanent' ceasefire within 72 hours

Khartoum - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar agreed Wednesday to a "permanent" ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of a deal to end their country's devastating war.

South Sudan foes 'agree on points': Khartoum

Khartoum - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his arch-foe Riek Machar have "agreed on some points" at peace talks in Khartoum and a deal is to be signed, Sudanese officials said Tuesday.

South Sudan foes to hold new talks on Monday

Khartoum - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar are to meet in Khartoum on Monday for only their second round of talks in nearly two years, the Sudanese foreign ministry said.

UN eyes further drawdown of Darfur peacekeeping mission

New York - The United Nations is planning to press on with a major drawdown of its joint peacekeeping mission with the African Union in Sudan's Darfur region, the UN peacekeeping chief said Monday.

Sudan teen's death penalty puts spotlight on women's rights

Khartoum - When a Sudanese teenager was sentenced to death last week for killing her husband, who had allegedly raped her, activists knew that a new fight had begun for women's rights in Sudan.

UN sees 'serious threat' in region disputed by Sudans

New York - The United Nations Security Council warned Tuesday the lack of progress in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan was a grave threat to international security.

Sudan fuel shortage hikes black market prices

Khartoum - Black market fuel prices surged on Saturday in Khartoum and other Sudanese towns as petrol and diesel shortages forced residents to queue for hours outside gas stations.

Sudan must 'terminate' N. Korea ties before terror tag talks: US

Khartoum - Sudan has to "terminate all business ties" with North Korea before any talks could begin for removing Khartoum from the US "terrorism" blacklist, a top US official said Monday.

Sudan unearths bones from pyramid for DNA testing

- Archaeologists in Sudan have reopened an ancient pyramid and extracted bones and artefacts, in order to carry out further examination including DNA tests.

Bashir fires Sudan foreign minister

Khartoum - President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday fired Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour, state media reported, after he said that Sudanese diplomats abroad had been unpaid for months.

Rebels kill dozens of Sudanese troops in Yemen: military sources

Aden - A rebel ambush in Yemen killed dozens of Sudanese soldiers belonging to a Saudi-led coalition fighting on the side of the government, military sources and the insurgents said Saturday.

Israel closes migrant facility in mass expulsion plan

Jerusalem - Israel has closed a desert detention centre for migrants as part of a controversial plan for the mass expulsion of thousands of Eritreans and Sudanese who entered the country illegally, officials said Thursday.

Oxfam faces South Sudan abuse claim as sex scandal widens

London - Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling Tuesday after fresh claims of sexual assault and cover-up in South Sudan, as Haiti's president condemned the behaviour of some of its staff in his country as "undignified and dishonest".

Oxfam faces fresh claim of abuse in South Sudan

London - Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling Tuesday after fresh claims of sexual assault and rape, this time between aid workers in South Sudan.

Paris opens a door to exiled artists

Paris - It was when Kubra Khademi stopped the traffic in Kabul, and men began to throw stones at her and bay for her blood, that she knew she was going to have to leave the country.

Sudan frees AFP, Reuters reporters detained covering protests

Khartoum - Sudan on Monday freed Agence France-Presse's reporter in Khartoum, Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali, and a Reuters journalist who were arrested last week while covering protests.
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Internally displaced camps in Darfur.
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