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Sudan: Country in Northeast 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 39 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 Blue Nile.

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Sudan's opposition accepts invitation to meet military council for talks

Sudan's opposition late on Wednesday accepted an invitation to talks with the ruling Transitional Military Council amid rising tension over how long it will take to move to civilian rule after the..
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Sudan's military council invites opposition for talks

Sudan's Transitional Military Council has invited the opposition to a meeting in Khartoum on Wednesday night, with the two sides at loggerheads over how long it will take to move to civilian rule after..
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Videos for Sudan

Hundreds more protesters join demonstrations in Sudan's capital [Video]Hundreds more protesters join demonstrations in Sudan's capital

Hundreds more protesters join demonstrations in the Sudananese capital Khartoum. They 'piled on' the roof of a train on their way to the sit-in demonstrations outside the Defence Ministry headquarters,..

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Calls grow louder in Sudan for civilian government [Video]Calls grow louder in Sudan for civilian government

Calls for biggest protest yet since the start of the demonstrations as more join movement in capital Khartoum.

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Disparate Sudanese groups protest, call for civilian rule [Video]Disparate Sudanese groups protest, call for civilian rule

Other marginalised communities in Sudan join protest movement calling for transitional civilian government

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Sudan's military leader vows to hand 'power to people' [Video]Sudan's military leader vows to hand 'power to people'

But opposition alliance says the process is taking too long as talks with military and political parties continue.

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Saudi Arabia, UAE to Send $3 Billion In Aid to Sudan [Video]Saudi Arabia, UAE to Send $3 Billion In Aid to Sudan

According to Reuters, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Sunday said that they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid. The two Gulf Arab countries will deposit $500 million with the..

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Sudan military council receives aid from Saudi Arabia and UAE [Video]Sudan military council receives aid from Saudi Arabia and UAE

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates say they will send 3bn dollars' worth of aid to crisis-torn Sudan

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Sudan protest leaders, military council to hold new round of talks [Video]Sudan protest leaders, military council to hold new round of talks

Sudan's protest leaders say more talks are planned with the military council to discuss the transfer of power to a civilian government.

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Large cash trove found at Sudan's ousted leader's home [Video]Large cash trove found at Sudan's ousted leader's home

Security sources found over 100 million euros at the former president Omar al-Bashir's house.

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Sudan protest leaders to unveil interim civilian council [Video]Sudan protest leaders to unveil interim civilian council

Main protest group says it will announce members of the new council on Sunday to pressure the army to hand over power.

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Sudan: Citizens demand accountability [Video]Sudan: Citizens demand accountability

The military council says that those who committed crimes over the past 30 years will be held to account.

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Blasting heat makes water a necessity for Sudan revolution [Video]Blasting heat makes water a necessity for Sudan revolution

Volunteers brought barrels of water to the streets of the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday (April 18), filling plastic bottles and cups with water for the protesters amidst the simmering heat.

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Omar al-Bashir's brothers arrested as Sudan protests continue [Video]Omar al-Bashir's brothers arrested as Sudan protests continue

Military arrests two of deposed ruler's brothers as hundreds of doctors march in Khartoum for civilian-led transition.

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Sudan's President Jailed [Video]Sudan's President Jailed

According to CNN, Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir was transferred on Tuesday evening to Kober prison, a maximum-security prison notorious for holding political prisoners during his 30-year..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

U.S. Open to New Path Towards Removing Sudan From Terrorism List [Video]U.S. Open to New Path Towards Removing Sudan From Terrorism List

According to Reuters, a State Department official said that the United States will consider new ways to remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism if it sees a fundamental change in its..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Sudan protesters continue to demand civilian government [Video]Sudan protesters continue to demand civilian government

Principal protest group says 'backstage manipulations' are undermining ongoing push for civilian-led government.

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After Coup, Sudan Faces Fragile Transition to Democracy [Video]After Coup, Sudan Faces Fragile Transition to Democracy

While ousting a 30-year autocrat is a major step, Sudan now has to successfully transition to a democracy instead of another dictatorship.

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Protesters in Sudan Demand Civilian Transitional Government [Video]Protesters in Sudan Demand Civilian Transitional Government

Protest organizers sent a letter to the Sudanese military with a number of demands.

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Sudanese protesters block attempt to break up their protest [Video]Sudanese protesters block attempt to break up their protest

Demonstrators outside the Sudanese defence ministry joined hands to prevent troops who had gathered on three sides of their sit-in.

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Sudan military vows to reform intelligence service amid protests [Video]Sudan military vows to reform intelligence service amid protests

Military concedes to some demands from protesters, removes defence minister and vows to restructure intelligence agency.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Sudan's military holds talks with protesters as curfew lifted [Video]Sudan's military holds talks with protesters as curfew lifted

Meeting comes as new leader of military council promises to hand over power to civilian government within two years.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

President Of UAE Offers Welcome To Head Of Sudan's Transitional Military Council [Video]President Of UAE Offers Welcome To Head Of Sudan's Transitional Military Council

Sudanese media reported on Saturday that the United Arab Emirates has welcomed the new head of Sudan’s transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman. According to Reuters, the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

South Sudan Says Political Turmoil In Sudan Has Not Affected Oil Flow [Video]South Sudan Says Political Turmoil In Sudan Has Not Affected Oil Flow

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, South Sudan's oil minister said that ongoing political turmoil in neighboring Sudan has not affected oil flow. Reuters reports that South Sudan Oil..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Judge Blocks Temporary Protected Status Changes for Haitians [Video]Judge Blocks Temporary Protected Status Changes for Haitians

A New York district judge says there was enough evidence to believe the change in policy could be discriminatory.

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Sudan's protests claim more top-level scalps [Video]Sudan's protests claim more top-level scalps

Sudan has its third leader in as many days. Military interim leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman has promised protesters they'll soon have a civilian government after three decades of autocratic..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:10Published

Civilian Government Promises Civilian Government Will Be Established [Video]Civilian Government Promises Civilian Government Will Be Established

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, the new head of Sudan's transitional military council said that a civilian government would be established after consultations with opposition forces and..

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Sudan's protesters hope cheerful staying-power will oust army

They come from all walks of life, of all ages and many political persuasions. But the thousands of protesters sitting outside the Sudanese Defense Ministry in Khartoum all share one thing: the cheerful..
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Sudan protesters take the train to support demonstrators

Piled onto the roof of a train or packed inside, hundreds of protesters from the birthplace of the uprising that toppled Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir rolled into Khartoum on Tuesday to..
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Prominent Sudan protester says revolution seeks removal of whole regime

A Sudanese woman who has come to symbolize for many the protests that have forced out former president Omar al-Bashir said her country's revolution was far from over and sought to remove what she..
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African summit gives Sudan military three months for reforms

African leaders meeting in Cairo on Tuesday agreed to give Sudan's ruling military council three months to implement democratic reforms, Egypt said on Tuesday, amid pressure for a quick handover of..
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Protesters from city where Sudan uprising began head for Khartoum

Protesters from the birthplace of an uprising that toppled Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir were converging on the capital on Tuesday, activists said, to pressure a transitional military council..
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Sudanese militia commander waits in wings after president ousted

When Omar Hassan al-Bashir wanted protection from rivals during his long rule as president of Sudan, he turned to Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, a commander of widely feared Arab militias.
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Sudan's military council warns against road blocks as protests continue

Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) warned on Monday against protesters blocking roads and limiting the movement of citizens as protests continued after president Omar al-Bashir was..
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Sudanese protesters to escalate rallies, no longer recognize military council

Sudanese protest leaders on Sunday vowed to escalate demonstrations to confront the country's military rulers, as part of a widening campaign to push for the transfer of power to civilians.
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Sudanese protesters to suspend contacts with military rulers: protest leader

Representatives of Sudan's protesters and main opposition groups said on Sunday they were suspending contacts with the political committee of the ruling military council, accusing it of being composed..
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Saudi Arabia, UAE to send $3 billion in aid to Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military leaders after protests led to the..
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Sudan military leadership says formation of military-civilian council being considered

The head of Sudan's Transitional Military Council said on Sunday that the formation of a joint military-civilian council -- one of the demands put forward by Sudanese activists -- was under discussion.
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Sudan delegation to visit U.S. to discuss lifting of terrorism listing: SUNA

A Sudanese delegation will visit the United States soon to discuss Sudan's removal from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, state news agency SUNA reported on Sunday.
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Sudanese authorities arrest members of Bashir's party: source

Sudanese authorities have arrested several members of the former ruling party of ousted President Omar al-Bashir, an official of Bashir's National Congress Party (NCP) said on Saturday.
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Sudan arrests several top members of former ruling party: senior party official

Sudanese authorities arrested several top members of the former ruling party late on Saturday, a senior party official told Reuters.
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Sudan attorney general seeks to lift immunity in case of teacher

Sudan's attorney general has asked the country's intelligence and security agencies to lift the immunity of officers suspected of killing a teacher who died in custody after taking part in protests in..
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Sudan attorney general orders formation of committee to oversee corruption probe

Sudan's attorney general on Saturday ordered the formation of a committee to oversee investigations into crimes involving public funds, corruption and criminal cases related to recent events, the state..
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Sudan investigating Bashir after large sums of cash found at home: source

Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial..
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Sudan's public prosecutor investigating Bashir on suspicion of money laundering: source

Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and the possession of large sums of money without legal grounds, a judicial source told..
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Sudan opposition to present candidates for civilian leadership on Sunday

Sudan's opposition will present a list of mostly technocratic candidates for a civilian-led transitional council during its sit-in on Sunday, a top opposition leader told Reuters.
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Scorching heat and fatigue challenge Sudanese protesters

Protesters whose weeks of demonstrations played an important part in forcing Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir from power are battling scorching heat and fatigue as they press for the..
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More protesters flood Sudan's sit-in to demand civilian rule

Thousands of protesters demanding an end to military rule flocked to the sit-in outside Sudan's Defence Ministry on Friday, in the biggest turnout in the center of the capital since last week when..
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U.S. urges Sudan's military to step aside, make way for civilian-led transition

The U.S. State Department on Thursday called on Sudan's military to step aside and make way for a peaceful civilian-led transition, as protesters in Khartoum kept up demands for the country's..
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U.S. says supports transition in Sudan led by civilians

The United States supports a democratic and peaceful transition in Sudan led by civilians who represent all Sudanese, the State Department said on Thursday, as protesters in Khartoum kept up demands..
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South Sudan offers to mediate political transition in Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has offered to help mediate a political transition in Sudan after the fall of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir to weeks of popular protests, Kiir's office said on..
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Rebels in southern Sudan announce halt to hostilities until July 31

The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, a rebel group in the states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, said on Wednesday it was ceasing all hostilities until July 31 as a "goodwill gesture" after..
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Rebel group in southern Sudan says ceasing hostilities for three months

The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, a rebel movement in the southern states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, announced it is ceasing all hostilities immediately in areas under its control..
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Toppled Bashir moved from residence to Khartoum's Kobar prison: relatives

The deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was moved from his residence to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum, two family sources said on Wednesday, and a prison source said he was being held..
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Uganda says it is willing to consider asylum for Sudan's ousted leader Bashir

Uganda will consider offering asylum to ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir despite his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC), a foreign affairs minister said on Wednesday.
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Sudan's military council orders seizure of 'suspect' funds: state news agency

Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council ordered the central bank to review financial transfers since April 1 and to seize "suspect" funds, state news agency SUNA reported on Wednesday.
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Bashir moved to Khartoum's Kobar prison: family sources

Sudan's deposed president Omar al-Bashir was moved to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum late on Tuesday, two family sources said.
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Sudan's interim military council fires three top public prosecutors

The head of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) has fired the country's three highest-ranking public prosecutors, the council said on Tuesday, after protesters demanded an overhaul of..
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Washington will not remove Sudan from terror list while military rules: U.S. official

The United States will not remove Sudan from the state sponsor of terrorism list until the country's leadership and policies change and the military no longer holds power, a U.S. official said on..
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Washington to consider removing Sudan from terror list after changes: official

The United State will consider removing Sudan from the state sponsor of terrorism list if there are significant changes in its government and after a smooth political transition, a senior State..
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Exclusive: U.S. open to new path towards removing Sudan from terrorism list - official

The United States will consider new ways to remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism if it sees a fundamental change in its government and a commitment not to support terrorism, a..
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Explainer: What next for Sudan after Bashir's fall?

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir has been ousted after three decades in power following months of mass protests. The military has announced a transitional period of up to two years followed by elections, but..
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Russia recognizes new authorities in Sudan: RIA agency

Moscow recognizes the new authorities in Sudan after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted, Russia's RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Tuesday.
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Fourteen killed in clashes in displacement camp in Sudan’s Darfur

Fourteen people were killed in clashes in a displacement camp in Sudan’s Darfur on Saturday, Sudan news agency (SUNA) reported on Monday.
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Factbox: Leading Sudanese security figures

Officers who ousted President Omar al-Bashir from three decades in power have announced that a military council will run Sudan for a transitional period lasting up to two years, followed by elections.
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Sudan's main protest group calls for civilian transitional council

The Sudanese group that led protests against deposed President Omar al-Bashir called on Monday for the transitional military council that has taken power to be disbanded and for a new interim civilian..
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Sudan's military council appoints new army chief of staff: statement

Sudan's military council on Monday said it was restructuring the military command council and appointed Colonel General Hashem Abdel Muttalib Ahmed Babakr as army chief of staff.
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