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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.

Sudan holds communist leader after bread price demo: party

Khartoum - Sudanese security agents arrested the leader of the opposition Communist Party on Wednesday after it organised a protest in the capital Khartoum against rising bread prices, its spokesman told AFP.

Belgian PM seeks EU help in row over deported Sudanese

Brussels - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Thursday he would seek EU help to settle a row over his country's deportation of Sudanese who were allegedly tortured on their return home.

Sudan students, police clash on third day of protests

Khartoum - Hundreds of Sudanese students from the University of Khartoum threw stones at anti-riot police Monday on a third day of protests against soaring bread prices, an AFP correspondent reported.

Queues at Sudan bakeries as bread prices soar

Khartoum - Angry Sudanese queued outside bakeries in Khartoum on Friday as bread prices doubled overnight, with bakers blaming a government decision to stop importing wheat.

Turkey 'laughed off' demand to arrest Sudan leader

Istanbul - Turkey "laughed off" a demand from the International Criminal Court (ICC) to arrest Sudan's wanted leader when he attended a summit in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying Thursday.

Egypt FM to visit Ethiopia over Nile dam

Cairo - Egypt's top diplomat is to visit Addis Ababa Tuesday to discuss controversial Ethiopian plans to build a dam on the Nile that Cairo fears will impact its water supplies, his ministry said Monday.

Russia to build nuclear power plant in Sudan

Moscow - Russia has signed an agreement to build a nuclear power plant in Sudan, Russia's Rosatom nuclear agency announced on Friday, a month after a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir.

Wanted Sudan leader Bashir attends Turkey's Islamic summit

Istanbul - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes, attended Wednesday an emergency summit of the world's main pan-Islamic group in Istanbul.

Migrants seek refuge in small French port

Ouistreham - A year after France dismantled the notorious "Jungle" migrant camp at Calais, nearly 100 Africans can be found living out in the cold in the northern port of Ouistreham.

Militia chief arrest 'dangerous moment' for Sudan's Darfur

Khartoum - By arresting Darfur's powerful militia chief Musa Hilal, Khartoum has tightened its control over Sudan's strife-torn region but analysts say it might open a new chapter of violence.

In Russia, Sudan's Bashir asks Putin for 'protection' from US

Sochi - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes, on Thursday asked Russia's Vladimir Putin to protect his country from the United States.

Canada slaps sanctions on 52 in Russia, Venezuela, S.Sudan

Ottawa - Canada imposed sanctions Friday against 52 people in three countries for human rights abuses and corruption under a new law enacted in memory of late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Kiir accuses Sudan of being 'source of weapons' in South Sudan war

Khartoum - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Thursday accused Sudan of being a "source of weapons" fuelling the brutal civil war in his country as he met leader Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum.

EU vows to aid Sudan for 'as long as it takes'

Khartoum - Even as global donors reduce their aid offerings to war-torn Sudan, the European Union has vowed to provide the African country with humanitarian assistance for "as long as it takes".

EU offers 106 mln euros in humanitarian aid for Sudan

Khartoum - The European Commission on Monday announced a 106-million-euro ($124-million) aid package for Sudan, saying around 4.8 million people needed urgent humanitarian assistance in the African country.

US warns Americans about visiting Sudan over 'terror risks'

Khartoum - The United States has warned Americans about travelling to Sudan given the "risks of terrorism" in the African country, prompting an angry response from Khartoum on Friday.

Swiss aid worker abducted in Darfur

Khartoum - A Swiss humanitarian aid worker has been abducted in Darfur, officials said on Sunday, just weeks after the United Nations began downsizing its peacekeeping force in Sudan's war-torn region.

Sudan eyes economic revival as US lifts sanctions

Khartoum - Up until a few years ago, Sudanese engineer Ahmed Abdallah used to manage his family's expenses on his $400 monthly salary but he has since had to take out loans to make ends meet.

US ends Sudan trade embargo, cites progress on rights

Washington - The United States announced an end to its 20-year-old trade embargo against Sudan on Friday citing what it said are improvements in Khartoum's human rights record.

Cash crunch risks grounding UN air ops in Sudan

Khartoum - UN humanitarian air operations in Sudan face being grounded because of an acute cash crunch, aid officials say, affecting the delivery of relief to thousands of people in conflict areas.

Sudan vows to normalise ties with US as travel ban lifted

Khartoum - Sudan vowed Monday to step up efforts to normalise relations with the United States after Washington dropped the country from a list of countries facing a US travel ban.

Sudan student sentenced to hang for killing policeman

Khartoum - A court in Sudan on Sunday sentenced a university student to death after convicting him of killing a policeman during protests in the capital last year, a defence lawyer said.

Libya crisis affecting fight against people smuggling: Bashir

Khartoum - President Omar al-Bashir said on Sunday that the crisis in neighbouring Libya has impacted Sudan, with human traffickers using the East African country's territories to commit "cross-border crimes".
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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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Internally displaced camps in Darfur.
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Residents near Aweil, Sudan, flooded out in this IRIN Photo release.
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A refugee camp in Sudan's Darfur province.
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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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The flag of the new Republic of South Sudan.
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Northern white rhinos checking out their surroundings.
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Two northern white rhinos grazing in Ol Pejeta.
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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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