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Sudan accuses UN envoy of inflaming fighting, declares him “persona non grata”

The UN envoy to Sudan, Volker Perthes, has been declared “persona non grata” by the government which means he is no longer recognised. “The Government of the Republic of Sudan has notified the Secretary General of the United Nations that it has declared Mr Volker Perthes… persona non grata as of today,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a… Read More
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Pope gets involved in seeking peace in Sudan as parties agree to ceasefire

The head of the Roman Catholic church, Pope Francis has called for warring factions in Sudan to lay down their weapons. He expressed sadness on Sunday at the violence that has continued for more than a month in the African nation. “In encouraging the partial agreements reached so far, I renew my heartfelt plea for weapons to be set aside,”… Read More
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Mediators seek end to the fighting in Sudan with talks in Saudi Arabia

Envoys from Sudan’s warring parties traveled to Saudi Arabia for talks as mediators hope it will bring an end to a three-week old conflict. The conflict has resulted in the death of hundreds of people with thousands fleeing for safety. The U.S.-Saudi initiative is the first serious attempt to end fighting between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces… Read More
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US government to impose sanctions on Sudan

The US President Joe Biden has issued an executive order authorising sanctions against Sudan. Sudan has been plunged into a political crisis as rival army generals battle over control of the military government. Mr. Biden who has called the violence a tragedy and a betrayal of the Sudanese people said the fighting must end. The US president said the violence… Read More
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Sudan’s warring sides agree to a 72-hour ceasefire

Fighting in Sudan has abated after the army and the rival paramilitary force agreed to a 72-hour truce. The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) said the U.S. and Saudi Arabia mediated the ceasefire. U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced the agreement first and said it followed two days of intense negotiations. “During this period, the United States urges the SAF… Read More
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Foreign states begin evacuating citizens from Sudan as fighting continues

Foreign states have started evacuating their citizens from Sudan as fighting between military rivals continues. The United States said its special forces have already helped embassy staff to get out of the country. Evacuations by some other countries though appeared to face problems over the weekend amid battles clashes with the current humanitarian crisis deepening. The fighting broke out between… Read More
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Sudan’s military rivals mull over ceasefire for Eid

Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has said it would agree to a 72-hour truce from 6 a.m. (0400 GMT) on Friday for the Eid al-Fitr, a muslim holiday. There has been diplomatic pressure mounting to end the fighting in Sudan which has left more than 300 people dead just within one week. The UN, US and other countries have… Read More
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Thousands flee Sudan as another ceasefire agreement fails

Fighting is continuing in Sudan as a second ceasefire agreement fails. Reports say millions of people trapped in their homes since the violence broke out almost a week ago. The two rival generals had apparently agreed to temporarily halt the fighting so humanitarian aid could get to those who need. But Prolonged gunfire and explosions were heard throughout the night, marking the failure of the second ceasefire attempt in as many day. Norway’s ambassador to Sudan Endre Stiansen has described the conditions as terrible. – Advertisement – “It’s been a very, very bad night… Continuous… Read More
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Sudan crisis worsens as truce breaks down with deaths increasing

The power struggle crisis in Sudan among the military has worsened despite a US facilitated truce on Tuesday. Heavy gunfire shattered that 24-hour truce as warring military factions refused to let peace prevail. The humanitarian crisis in the country is also deteriorating as several countries prepare to evacuate their citizens. The U.N.’s World Food Programme suspended operations after three of… Read More
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Sudan’s military power struggle leaves over 50 people dead

The power struggle among Sudan’s army has left 56 civilians and dozens of fighters dead. The fighting that broke out on Saturday between army units loyal to General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the RSF, led by deputy leader, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemedti. The military and RSF, have been fighting for power amid negotiations towards forming a transitional government after a… Read More