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Streets empty in Sudan’s capital after deadly army crackdown

Streets in the Sudanese capital are empty, a day after a pro-democracy sit-in was violently overrun by the country’s ruling military authorities, who say they want to stage early elections within months.

January 8, 2023
January 8, 2023

Why hasn’t the UN recognised the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide yet?

UN recognition of the 1971 East Pakistan genocide is not only important for the global body to regain its credibility and effectiveness, but also to expose a military institution which is seen as of strategic value to the West.

June 4, 2019
June 4, 2019

Streets empty in Sudan’s capital after deadly army crackdown

Streets in the Sudanese capital are empty, a day after a pro-democracy sit-in was violently overrun by the country’s ruling military authorities, who say they want to stage early elections within months.

April 17, 2019
April 17, 2019

Form civilian ruling council

The Sudanese group that led protests against deposed President Omar al-Bashir called for the transitional military council that has taken power to be disbanded and for a new interim civilian ruling council to be formed.

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019

New military council leader promises civilian govt for Sudan

The new head of Sudan's military council says a civilian government would be formed after consultations with the opposition and the transition period would last for a maximum of two years, as protesters kept up pressure for rapid change.

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019

‘Not greedy for power’

Sudan’s ruling military council yesterday promised the country would have a new civilian government, a day after the armed forces overthrew President Omar al-Bashir, but the proposal was immediately rejected by the main protest group.

November 7, 2016
November 7, 2016

Unidentified gunman kills 9 football fans in South Sudan

At least nine people are killed and 11 wounded in South Sudan's capital, Juba, when an unidentified gunman open fire on people watching a football match on television at the weekend.

August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016

Rio Olympics: Former slave to run for South Sudan

South Sudanese Olympic athlete Guor Marial may not be a hot medal tip for Sunday's marathon, but the former slave's road to Rio is one of the most astonishing stories of the games.

June 9, 2016
June 9, 2016

Suspect extradited for trafficking 'is wrong man'

Friends of a man extradited to Italy on Tuesday on people smuggling charges say police have the wrong man.

February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016

Lions rediscovered in remote Ethiopian park

A previously unknown population of at least 100 lions is discovered by a wildlife charity in a remote park in north-western Ethiopia.

November 4, 2015
November 4, 2015

25 killed in Sudan plane crash

At least 25 people are killed when a plane crash-landed shortly after taking off from 's capital.