Sudan unrest - updates

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Sudan shuts schools as pupils' killing sparks outrage

Jul 31, 2019 - 6:47 PM

'Killing a student is killing a nation,' chant hundreds of schoolchildren, dressed in their uniforms and waving Sudanese flags, as they take to the streets of Khartoum

IN PROTEST. A Sudanese protester waves a national flag during a rally in the capital Khartoum to condemn the 'massacre' of 5 demonstrators including four high school students at a rally in the central town of Al-Obeida on July 29, 2019. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

Sudan protesters agree to direct talks with ruling generals

Jul 03, 2019 - 11:22 PM

One of the conditions for the talks is to reach a decision 'within 72 hours'

DIRECT TALKS. Sudanese people gather as protests continue near the site of Sudan's military headquarters in central Khartoum on May 13, 2019. File photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP

Shops reopen as Sudan generals, protesters agree to talk

Jun 12, 2019 - 11:24 PM

But the main gold market in central Khartoum remains shut, and many residents still prefer to remain indoors given the heavy deployment of security forces across the capital

BREAKTHROUGH. Residents of Khartoum queue outside a bank to withdraw money in the Sudanese capital on June 12, 2019. Photo by AFP

UN panel blames South Sudan leaders for Juba violence

Sep 09, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The confidential report points the finger at President Salva Kiir and army chief of staff Paul Malong as having ordered the large scale attacks that began on July 8

WHO'S TO BLAME? Internally-displaced people (IDP) look on during the arrival of the UN security council high delegation on September 3, 2016 at the UN House IDP camp in Juba. File photo by Charles Atiki Lomodong/AFP

South Sudan's Kiir signs peace deal despite doubts

Aug 27, 2015 - 7:43 AM

The signing ceremony is held in the capital Juba under the threat of UN sanctions if Kiir fails to put his name to the accord

In this file photo, the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir (L) looks on during a peace meeting held with regional leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 10, 2014. Daniel Getachew/EPA

No South Sudan peace but president dodges sanctions for now

Aug 18, 2015 - 12:39 PM

UPDATED South Sudan s government refuse to sign a peace deal with rebels despite the threat of international sanctions but will return to finalize an agreement within 15 days

MEETING FOR PEACE. Rebel chief Riek Machar (L) and South Sudan's President (C) attend peace deal talks in Addis Ababa on August 17, 2015. Stringer/AFP

South Sudan peace talks collapse

Mar 07, 2015 - 9:33 AM

Over two dozen armed groups have been battling it out since South Sudan s civil war started in December 2013

Kerry warns war-torn South Sudan risks genocide, famine

May 01, 2014 - 10:48 PM

UPDATED Kerry says he was frustrated at the apparent lack of concern by both South Sudan President Salva Kiir and ex vice president Riek Machar to stop the war

LACK OF CONCERN? US Secretary of State John Kerry echoes the concern of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the 'lack of concern' by both South Sudan President Salva Kiir and ex-vice president Riek Machar to stop the war. File photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Regional nations back troops for UN force in South Sudan: Kenya

Jan 22, 2014 - 11:48 PM

More troops are needed to bring back peace in conflict torn South Sudan

UNREST. UN peacekeepers patrol in Bor, a strategic town recaptured from rebel forces loyal to deposed vice president Riek Machar. AFP Photo

South Sudan fighting rages as peace efforts drag

Jan 04, 2014 - 11:08 PM

No timeline has been set for the crucial face to face talks to begin

PEACE TALKS? nidentified South Sudanese government delegates board an airplane to Addis Ababa, at the airport in Juba, South Sudan, January 2, 2014. File photo by Phillip Dhil/EPA

South Sudan soldiers carrying out ethnic killings – HRW

Dec 19, 2013 - 9:38 PM

The international human rights watchdog says the heavy fighting could spiral into civil war