Sudan military reinstates PM Abdalla Hamdok, releases political detainees under peace deal

Sudan’s military reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday and announced the release of all political detainees after weeks of deadly unrest triggered by a coup. Under an agreement signed with military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Hamdok will lead a civilian government of technocrats for a transitional period. Security forces fired tear gas to… Read More Sudan military reinstates PM Abdalla Hamdok, releases political detainees under peace deal

At least fifteen dead, dozens injured as security forces fire at anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Security forces shot dead at least 15 people and wounded dozens as thousands of Sudanese took to the streets on Wednesday on the deadliest day in a month of demonstrations against military rule, medics said. The protesters, marching against an October 25 coup across the capital Khartoum and in the cities of Bahri and Omdurman,… Read More At least fifteen dead, dozens injured as security forces fire at anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Five dead as security forces open fire on anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Five protesters were killed on Saturday as huge crowds defied gunfire and tear gas in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and other cities to demonstrate against a military takeover, witnesses and medics said. The protests came two days after army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced a new ruling council that excludes the civilian coalition the military had… Read More Five dead as security forces open fire on anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Swedish prosecutors file charges against Lundin Energy executives over complicity in Sudan war crimes

Swedish prosecutors on Thursday brought charges against the chairman and former CEO of Lundin Energy for complicity in war crimes carried out by the Sudanese army and allied militia in southern Sudan from 1999 to 2003. Prosecutors said the company had asked the Sudanese government to secure a potential oilfield, knowing this would mean seizing… Read More Swedish prosecutors file charges against Lundin Energy executives over complicity in Sudan war crimes

Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan appoints new ruling council

Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has formed a new transitional council, headed by himself, to lead the country following the military takeover late last month, state media reported on Thursday. The new 14-member Sovereign Council, for which one member is yet to be named, includes civilians representing Sudan’s regions but none from the Forces… Read More Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan appoints new ruling council

Huge crowds march in protest against prospect of military rule in Sudan

Huge crowds of people marched in several parts of the Sudanese capital and other cities on Thursday in demonstrations against the prospect of military rule, as the crisis in the country’s troubled transition from authoritarian rule deepened. The military has shared power with civilian parties in a transitional authority since the removal of President Omar… Read More Huge crowds march in protest against prospect of military rule in Sudan

Sudan authorities foil attempted coup, accuse loyalists of former President Omar al-Bashir

Sudanese authorities said they had foiled an attempted coup on Tuesday, accusing loyalists of ousted president Omar al-Bashir of trying to reverse a transition towards democracy since he was overthrown in 2019. In a brief statement on state TV, the army said the situation was under control. The streets of the capital Khartoum appeared calm,… Read More Sudan authorities foil attempted coup, accuse loyalists of former President Omar al-Bashir

Sudanese court sentences former president Omar al-Bashir to two years in detention for corruption

A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility, the first ruling against the ex-leader ousted by mass unrest. The presiding judge said Bashir, 75, who was deposed by the military in April following months of street protests against… Read More Sudanese court sentences former president Omar al-Bashir to two years in detention for corruption