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Sudan: Country in East Africa
Sudan or the Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea to the east, Ethiopia to the southeast, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, and Libya to the northwest. It has a population of 43 million people and occupies a total area of 1,886,068 square kilometres, making it the third-largest country in Africa. Sudan's predominant religion is Islam, and its official languages are Arabic and English. The capital is Khartoum, located at the confluence of the Blue and White Nile. Since 2011, Sudan is the scene of ongoing military conflict in its regions South Kordofan and the Blue Nile.

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Key rebel group halts direct peace talks with Khartoum

Peace talks between key rebel groups and the Sudanese government hit an obstacle on Wednesday when one major group said it will not sit down for direct talks with Khartoum until its demands are met.
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Sudan government and rebels meet for peace talks in Juba

Sudan's ruling council and rebel leaders started peace talks on Monday to end the country's multiple conflicts, a key condition for the country's removal from the United States' sponsors of terrorism..
Reuters - Published

▶ Videos for Sudan

Sudan talks: Displaced communities wait for deal [Video]Sudan talks: Displaced communities wait for deal

Sudan's transitional government is meeting with armed groups in South Sudan to begin peace talks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published

Sudan's gum arabic farmers worry about climate change [Video]Sudan's gum arabic farmers worry about climate change

World’s main producer and exporter of gum arabic, used in many products from soft drinks to cosmetics, fears environmental changes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

Women's soccer league kicks off in post-Bashir Sudan [Video]Women's soccer league kicks off in post-Bashir Sudan

Sudan has launched a women's soccer league, a move that reflects the new transitional government's aspirations for the country and allows female players to push for wider acceptance. Francesca Lynagh..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Sudan's transition: Residents say little has changed [Video]Sudan's transition: Residents say little has changed

More than six weeks after a transitional power-sharing deal, those in Nyala say any changes are yet to be seen or felt.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

Sudan PM to meet armed groups to restore peace [Video]Sudan PM to meet armed groups to restore peace

Hamdok aims to achieve peace in conflict areas within first 6 months of transitional period.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published

Saudi Arabia accused of recruiting child soldiers, Sudanese mercenaries [Video]Saudi Arabia accused of recruiting child soldiers, Sudanese mercenaries

Allegations come as Sudanese officials call for Yemen peace deal and for Sudanese troops there to return home.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published

Sudan's new leader faces daunting economic challenges [Video]Sudan's new leader faces daunting economic challenges

Wrecked by decades of economic mismanagement and civil war Sudan has $52bn in foreign debt and high unemployment.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:03Published

Witness: Sudan's Ex-President Al-Bashir Kept Millions In Cash [Video]Witness: Sudan's Ex-President Al-Bashir Kept Millions In Cash

CNN reports Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir had sole access to the Presidential Palace room. That's where a defense witness said millions in local and foreign currency were found. The former..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Sudan protests: Female activists call for recognition [Video]Sudan protests: Female activists call for recognition

Women in Sudan make up more than 50 percent of the population, and have played a key role in the recent uprising that led to the end of the rule of Omar al-Bashir.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:06Published

Sudan floods kill at least 78 people [Video]Sudan floods kill at least 78 people

Hundreds of villages in 6 federal states across Sudan have been evacuated.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Sudan's al-Bashir admits receiving $25m from Saudi crown prince [Video]Sudan's al-Bashir admits receiving $25m from Saudi crown prince

Questioned in court for first time, al-Bashir says Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent the $25m in cash on a private jet.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Sudan protests: Dozens missing since June crackdown [Video]Sudan protests: Dozens missing since June crackdown

At least 100 protesters were killed and more than 400 injured in the attack in June, according to the Central Committee for Sudanese Doctors.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Sudanese eager for real change after power-sharing agreement [Video]Sudanese eager for real change after power-sharing agreement

Despite scepticism, many Sudanese share the hope of a new land of promise.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:04Published

Sudan floods: More than 60 people killed after heavy rain [Video]Sudan floods: More than 60 people killed after heavy rain

Rain, floods force hundreds of thousands from home, affecting nearly all states in Sudan

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Dozens dead after Sudan hit by weeks of heavy rain [Video]Dozens dead after Sudan hit by weeks of heavy rain

Thousands of families in Sudan have been affected by flooding caused by two months of heavy rain, with many forced into temporary accommodation.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Sudan floods kill scores, displace thousands [Video]Sudan floods kill scores, displace thousands

Many forced to flee homes after flash floods in several parts of Sudan kill at least 50 people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published

New ruling body ushers in Sudan's complex shift to civilian rule [Video]New ruling body ushers in Sudan's complex shift to civilian rule

Top general sworn in as leader of a military-civilian body that will rule Sudan during a three-year transition period.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

Sudan's ex-President al-Bashir 'received $90m from Saudi Arabia' [Video]Sudan's ex-President al-Bashir 'received $90m from Saudi Arabia'

At the start of al-Bashir's corruption trial, investigator tells court the sum included $25m from Saudi crown prince.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

 

Sudan appoints first female judiciary head to fight corruption

Sudan appointed a woman as the head of its judiciary on Thursday for the first time in the history of the Arab Muslim country, the ruling Transitional Sovereignty Council said.
Reuters - Published

Sudan has received half the $3 billion promised by Saudi Arabia and UAE

Sudan has received half of the $3 billion in aid promised by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in April and expects the remainder to be paid by the end of next year, Sudan's finance minister..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia working to remove Sudan from U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list: tweet

Saudi Arabia is working to remove Sudan from the United States' list of state sponsors of terrorism, a Saudi foreign ministry tweet said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Egypt says talks over Ethiopia's Nile dam deadlocked, calls for mediation

Egypt said on Saturday that talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over the operation of a $4 billion hydropower dam that Ethiopia is constructing on the Nile have reached a deadlock, and it called for..
Reuters - Published

Washington's Open Secret, EMERGENCY, Salmon in the Sea

Steve Kroft reports on Washington's open secret: Profitable PACs; then, Clarissa Ward visits a hospital in Sudan that offers free, life-saving surgeries; and, salmon farms: do they help or hurt wild..
CBS News - Published

After U.S. talks, Sudan sees path to lifting sanctions soon

Sudan's prime minister said on Friday he had held useful talks with U.S. officials while at the United Nations this week, and expressed hope Khartoum could reach an agreement to be removed from..
Reuters - Published

Sudan closes borders with Libya, Central African Republic

Sudan's transitional government ordered the immediate closure of the nation's borders with Libya and Central African Republic on Thursday, citing unspecified security and economic "dangers".
Reuters - Published

Stacks of cash shown at trial of Sudan's toppled leader Bashir

Stacks of cash piled high were shown as evidence on Saturday against ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir at his trial on charges of possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption.
Reuters - Published

France's foreign minister pledges support for 'new Sudan'

France's foreign minister announced 60 million euros in aid for Sudan's transitional authorities during a visit to Khartoum on Monday, while offering to help Sudan rebuild relations with international..
Reuters - Published

Egypt resumes Nile dam talks with Ethiopia, Sudan

Egypt's foreign minister said Cairo had resumed talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over a $4 billion dam Addis Ababa is building on the Nile which had been suspended for over a year.
Reuters - Published

Five confirmed cholera deaths in Sudan since August 28

There have been five confirmed deaths from cholera in Sudan's Blue Nile state since Aug. 28, the health ministry said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Thousands demand justice for slain protesters in Sudan

Thousands protested outside the presidential palace in Khartoum on Thursday, calling for the appointment of top judicial officials and justice for demonstrators killed since December.
Reuters - Published

Sudan prime minister visits South Sudan to back new peace roadmap with rebels

Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok flew to South Sudan on Thursday on a two-day visit to cement a new plan for peace talks with many of the rebel groups fighting against the government, brokered..
Reuters - Published

Sudan's ruling council, rebel leaders agree on peace talks roadmap

Sudan's ruling council and rebel leaders have agreed on a roadmap for peace talks that are expected to begin in October and last about two months, officials from both sides said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Sudan's major floods present first challenge for its new leader

In Wad Ramli, a village outside the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, Alsamani Fathalrahman and his neighbors traveled in blue speedboats through flooded streets trying to salvage their belongings.
Reuters - Published

Sudanese tribes sign peace deal after deadly clashes in Port Sudan

Arab and Nubian tribes in Sudan's Red Sea state signed a reconciliation deal on Sunday under pressure from the country's most prominent military commander after clashes that triggered a state of..
Reuters - Published

Sudan's Bashir kept key to room with millions of euros, court hears

Sudan's toppled former leader Omar al-Bashir was the only person with a key to a room at the presidential palace holding millions of euros, his last office manager testified on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

African Union lifts Sudan suspension after transitional government appointed

The African Union (AU) on Friday lifted its suspension of Sudan's membership in the bloc, ending a three-month freeze that had been in place pending the installation of a civilian government after the..
Reuters - Published

Sudan forms first Cabinet since fall of Bashir: prime minister

Sudan's prime minister announced on Thursday the formation of the first government since the overthrow of longtime ruler Omar Hassan al-Bashir in April.
Reuters - Published

Sudan's PM selects members of first cabinet since Bashir's ouster

Sudan's prime minister has approved 14 civilian members of his cabinet, the first to be appointed since the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir in April, a source said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Sudan's ex-president Bashir charged with corruption, holding illicit foreign currency

A Sudanese judge formally indicted former president Omar al-Bashir on charges of possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. to keep up pressure on Sudan as it discusses lifting sanctions: official

The United States will test the commitment of Sudan's new transitional government to human rights, freedom of speech and humanitarian access before it agrees to remove the country from a state sponsor..
Reuters - Published

Advisory: Interviewing your cell-mates in Sudan

The Aug. 26 story on interviewing cell mates during protests in Sudan is withdrawn due to the date of arrest being erroneously stated as 2019 instead of 2018. There will be no replacement story.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Sudan needs up to $10 billion in aid to rebuild economy, new PM says

Sudan needs $8 billion in foreign aid over the next two years to cover its import bill and help rebuild its ravaged economy after months of political turmoil, its new prime minister said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Sudan's ex-president Bashir's corruption trial to seek bail

The lawyer for Sudan's ex-president Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Saturday that he will request that Bashir be released on bail as his trial on corruption charges continues.
Reuters - Published

Sudan's Hamdok takes office as new prime minister, vows to tackle conflicts and economy

Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was sworn in on Wednesday as leader of a transitional government, and vowed to make achieving peace and solving the country's economic crisis a priority.
Reuters - Published

Head of Sudan's now-defunct military council sworn in to head new ruling body

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the outgoing head of Sudan's military council, was sworn in on Wednesday as leader of the new Sovereign Council that will run the country for three years until an..
Reuters - Published

Military, civilian members of Sudan's new ruling body sworn in

Military and civilian members of Sudan's new ruling body, the Sovereign Council, were sworn in on Wednesday at the presidential palace in Khartoum, state news agency SUNA said.
Reuters - Published

Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by military leader

Sudan on Tuesday completed the formation of an 11-member sovereign council that will run the country for a three-year transitional period until elections, a spokesman for the ruling military council..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Sudan president got millions from Saudis, court hears

Sudan's ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police detective told a court on Monday at the start of a corruption trial that many..
Reuters - Published

Sudan's ousted Bashir told investigators he got millions from Saudi Arabia: court witness

Sudan's deposed leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir told investigators he had received millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a detective said in court on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Sudan opposition coalition appoints five civilian members of sovereign council

Sudan's opposition coalition on Sunday named the five people it has chosen as civilian members of the country's sovereign council to be sworn in on Monday, a source within the coalition told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Sudanese army and civilians seal interim power-sharing deal

Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the..
Reuters - Published

Sudanese factions sign accord on transitional government

Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing agreement, paving the way for a transitional government following the overthrow of long-time..
Reuters - Published

Sudan opposition to nominate economist Abdalla Hamdok as PM: sources

Sudan's main opposition alliance will nominate Abdalla Hamdok, an economist who has served in international institutions, to be prime minister in the country's transitional government, opposition..
Reuters - Published

U.S. not ready to remove Sudan from sponsors of terrorism list

The United States still needs to resolve longstanding issues with Sudan before it can consider removing it from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior State Department official said on..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia deposits $250 million in Sudan central bank

Saudi Arabia has deposited $250 million into the central bank of Sudan to support its financial position, the Saudi Finance Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Sudan factions to sign constitutional declaration on Aug 17 - sources

Sudan's military rulers and the main opposition coalition will put their final signatures on a constitutional declaration on Aug. 17, sources with knowledge of the negotiations told Reuters on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

UAE diplomat says Sudan turning page on Muslim Brotherhood rule

The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Sunday Sudan was turning over the page of being ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Reuters - Published

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