Sudan signs peace agreement with key rebel groups

Sudan’s power-sharing government signed a peace agreement with key rebel groups on Monday, a significant step toward resolving deep-rooted conflicts from the long rule of ousted leader Omar al-Bashir. The leaders of five groups signed the deal, including four from Darfur, where more than 300,000 people are estimated to have been killed and 2.5 million… Read More Sudan signs peace agreement with key rebel groups

Sudan’s army launches legal action against ‘insulting’ activists, journalists

Sudan’s army has started legal action against activists and journalists who have “insulted” the military, it said in a statement on Saturday. The army ruled Sudan for a few months after removing veteran leader Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, before signing a fragile three-year power-sharing deal with civilians under pressure from protesters. In a statement… Read More Sudan’s army launches legal action against ‘insulting’ activists, journalists

Thousands demonstrate to demand faster democratic transition in Sudan

Tens of thousands demonstrated on Tuesday in Sudanese cities despite a coronavirus lockdown to demand greater civilian rule in the transition towards democracy after the ouster of veteran strongman Omar al-Bashir last year. Waving Sudanese flags, protesters gathered in Khartoum and its twin cities Khartoum North and Omdurman after the government closed roads and bridges… Read More Thousands demonstrate to demand faster democratic transition in Sudan

Sudanese military arrest two rebel leaders following meeting with Ethiopian PM

Two Sudanese rebel leaders were arrested early on Saturday, opposition sources said, shortly after meeting visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is trying to mediate in a crisis threatening a transition to democracy. Abiy had on Friday urged Sudan’s military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise bravery in trying to agree steps toward democracy… Read More Sudanese military arrest two rebel leaders following meeting with Ethiopian PM

African Union suspends Sudan, demands transition to civilian rule

The African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan until there was civilian rule, intensifying global pressure on its new military leaders to stand down after the worst violence since Omar al-Bashir’s fall in April. Ethiopia – where the continental bloc is based – planned a mediation effort, with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed due on Friday… Read More African Union suspends Sudan, demands transition to civilian rule

Sudan opposition reject talks offer as death toll rises to 101

Sudan’s military rulers offered to resume talks with opposition groups on Wednesday, two days after security forces mounted a deadly raid on a protest camp, but the opposition rejected the invitation. Medics linked to the opposition said the death toll from Monday’s operation and subsequent unrest had risen to 101 and that it was expected… Read More Sudan opposition reject talks offer as death toll rises to 101

Sudan military chief offers unconditional talks as raid death toll rises to 60

Sudan’s military ruler offered to resume talks with opposition groups without conditions on Wednesday, in an apparent olive branch two days after security forces mounted a deadly raid on a protest camp in central Khartoum. Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s offer marked a step-back from the army’s decision to cancel all deals with the opposition… Read More Sudan military chief offers unconditional talks as raid death toll rises to 60