Sudan politics - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Sudan politics


Sudan protest leaders, rebels end rift over power deal

Jul 25, 2019 - 8:52 PM

The umbrella protest movement has signed a power-sharing accord with Sudan's ruling generals that provides for a transitional civilian administration, the key demand of demonstrators

RIFT ENDS. File photo shows a man taking a selfie during a rally in the village of Abraq, about 60 kilometers northwest of Khartoum. File photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Sudan protesters vow to press on after talks suspended

May 16, 2019 - 7:36 PM

The chief of Sudan's ruling military council, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, announces the talks have been suspended for 72 hours as security in Khartoum has deteriorated

SUDAN PROTESTS. Sudanese protesters are waving flags during a sit-in outside military headquarters after clashing with security forces in Khartoum on May 15, 2019. Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP

Tensions flare between Sudan military rulers, protesters

Apr 30, 2019 - 8:48 PM

Demonstrators reinforce their barricades outside the army headquarters in Khartoum after the two sides differed in talks Monday, April 29

TENSION. Sudanese protesters wave a national flag as they sit atop a makeshift barricade during a sit-in outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 30, 2019. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Sudan converge on army HQ for 'million-strong' protest

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:46 PM

The rally comes after Sudan's new military rulers and protest leaders agreed to set up a joint committee, to chart the way forward two weeks after the ouster of veteran president Omar al-Bashir

PROTEST. A Sudanese protester, draped in the national flag, stands on a hill overlooking fellow demonstrators as they gather for a "million-strong" march outside the army headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 25, 2019. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Khartoum erupts with joy as Bashir successor steps down

Apr 13, 2019 - 11:41 AM

Car horns sound on the streets as jubilant crowds stream out of their homes to cheer the departure of Ibn Ouf, considered a regime insider and close aide of Bashir.

PROTEST. A Sudanese anti-regime protester kisses a soldier on the head during protests on April 11, 2019 in the area around the army headquarters in Sudan's capital Khartoum. Photo by AFP

Sudan new military rulers offer dialogue as protests rage

Apr 12, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Analysts say that Omar al-Bashir's overthrow in a palace coup has made the transition to democracy in Sudan a more distant prospect

PROTESTS CONTINUE. Sudanese protesters gather near the military headquarters in Khartoum as they continue to rally demanding a civilian body to lead the transition to democracy one day after a military council took control of the country, on April 12, 2019. Photo by AFP

Sudan: Months of protests lead to the ousting of Bashir

Apr 11, 2019 - 10:00 PM

The uprising in Sudan started with protests in December over a hike in bread prices. Here's a timeline of events.

PROTESTS. Sudanese demonstrators gather in a street in central Khartoum on April 11, 2019, immediately after one of Africa's longest-serving presidents was toppled by the army. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

Sudan army topples veteran leader Bashir, protestors vow more demos

Apr 11, 2019 - 8:14 PM

(UPDATED) Organizers of the protests, which first erupted in December, rejects the army's move and vows to keep up their campaign until the whole regime is swept aside

REMOVED FROM POWER. A grab from a live broadcast on Sudan TV shows Sudanese Defense Minister Ahmed Awad Ibnouf delivering a speech in Khartoum, announcing that President Omar al-Bashir was removed from power on April 11, 2019. AFP PHOTO/HO/SUDAN TV

Sudan parliament shortens state of emergency to 6 months

Mar 11, 2019 - 11:48 PM

'A six-month state of emergency has been approved by a majority,' the speaker of parliament Ibrahim Ahmed Omer says after lawmakers voted on the decree issued by President Omar al-Bashir

Sudan ruling party unveils new, smaller cabinet

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:26 PM

The cabinet is due to be sworn in on Friday, September 14, and is scheduled to hold its first meeting on Sunday, September 16.

NEW CABINET. In this file photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir walks to make his speech during the inauguration ceremony of Djibouti International Free Trade Zone (DIFTZ) in Djibouti on July 5, 2018. File photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

Sudan's Bashir replaces intelligence chief – state media

Feb 11, 2018 - 7:35 PM

A presidential decree announces Salah Abdallah Mohammed Salih as the new head of the country's National Intelligence and Security Service

REPLACED. This file photo taken on March 27, 2012 shows the chief of Sudan's powerful intelligence service, Mohammed Atta, during a conference in Khartoum. Photo by Ebrahim Hamid/AFP

South Sudan leaders profit from deadly war – report

Sep 13, 2016 - 9:37 AM

South Sudan s warring leaders and their cronies have amassed fortunes while prosecuting a murderous conflict a watchdog group which counts George Clooney as a founder says in a report

Actor and activist George Clooney answers questions during a press conference about corruption in South Sudan at National Press Club September 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

South Sudan violence tops African Union summit agenda

Jul 17, 2016 - 10:14 AM

South Sudan is just one of the crises shaking the continent that African leaders will address during the summit

Politicians attend a meeting of the African Union's (AU) economic development program New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) on July 16, 2016 at the Kigali Convention Center during the 27th AU Summit. Cyril Ndegeya/AFP

South Sudan leaders call for truth body to heal war wounds

Jun 09, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Bringing South Sudan together can be truly guaranteed only through one route: an organized peace and reconciliation process with international backing

First Vice President of South Sudan and former rebel leader, Riek Machar (L), and President Salva Kiir (R), sit for an official photo with the 30 members of the new cabinet of the Transitional Government at the Cabinet Affairs Ministry, in Juba on April 29, 2016. Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

'Thousands' of civilians may be affected by new Darfur clashes – UN

Jan 20, 2016 - 8:57 AM

Government troops and rebels have been battling around the mountainous Jebel Marra area straddling Central South and North Darfur states

South Sudan rivals agree new ceasefire deal

Feb 02, 2015 - 8:48 AM

Negotiator: Complete cessation of hostilities in South Sudan is expected as of this morning Monday February 2

A combination of file pictures made on February 1, 2014 shows South Sudan President Salva Kiir (L) on June 2, 2014 in Juba and leader of South Sudan's largest rebel group and former vice-president Riek Machar (R) on May 9, 2014 in Addis Ababa. Samir Bol/Zacharias Abubeker/AFP ABUBEKER

Sleeping in a swamp: South Sudan civilians struggle to survive

Oct 15, 2014 - 11:54 AM

We are crying every day to the Lord God We want peace so that we go home

A young girl smiles on August 1, 2014 as she plays next to flooded housing in the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Upper Nile State capital Malakal, South Sudan. Charles Lomodong/AFP

War, hunger darken South Sudan's 3rd anniversary

Jul 09, 2014 - 6:56 PM

UPDATED The young nation – born 2011 – is divided by ethnic atrocities and on the brink of famine

HOPE: GONE? In this file photo, South Sudanese hold their national flag one day ahead of the celebrations for South Sudan's Independence, in Juba, South Sudan, on 08 July 2011. Giorgos Moutafis/EPA

Arson, looting displace thousands in Sudan's Darfur

Mar 04, 2014 - 9:45 AM

International peacekeepers in the region said they were deeply concerned about a reported escalation of violence in South Darfur state during the past few days

FOOD AID. In this photo, community members at the Nifasha IDP camp in North Darfur unload bags of sorghum from a WFP truck, 11 February 2014, in Shangil Tobaya, Sudan. Albert González Farran/UN Photo

'Progress' in South Sudan ceasefire talks – US

Jan 09, 2014 - 7:39 AM

Differences still remained over releasing political prisoners

REFUGEE CAMP. This picture taken on January 7, 2014 shows a part of an internally displaced persons' camp on the compounds of the United Nations base in Juba. Nichole Sobecki/AFP

Fighting rages in South Sudan as UN moves to boost force

Dec 25, 2013 - 6:32 PM

UPDATED This is meant to counter a major break of violence in troubled South Sudan

Sudan or South Sudan? Contested Abyei votes

Oct 28, 2013 - 4:12 PM

The unofficial referendum with only the Ngok Dinka participating will likely inflame tensions in the war ravaged region