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Sudan: Country in Northeast Africa
Sudan or the Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea to the east, Ethiopia to the southeast, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, and Libya to the northwest. It has a population of 39 million people and occupies a total area of 1,886,068 square kilometres, making it the third-largest country in Africa. Sudan's predominant religion is Islam, and its official languages are Arabic and English. The capital is Khartoum, located at the confluence of the Blue and White Nile. Since 2011, Sudan is the scene of ongoing military conflict in its regions South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

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Sudan activist: 'We were lashed constantly with whips'

sudan activist: 'we were lashed constantly with whips'
Released Sudan activists describe being arrested and detained as protests continue in Khartoum.
BBC News - Published

Careful organisation lies behind Sudan’s massive sit-in protests

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators massed around a sit-in outside the Sudanese Ministry of Defence on Friday in the latest round of protests to push for civilian rule since Omar al-Bashir’s..
France 24 - Published

Videos for Sudan

Sudan: Citizens demand accountability [Video]Sudan: Citizens demand accountability

The military council says that those who committed crimes over the past 30 years will be held to account.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

Blasting heat makes water a necessity for Sudan revolution [Video]Blasting heat makes water a necessity for Sudan revolution

Volunteers brought barrels of water to the streets of the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday (April 18), filling plastic bottles and cups with water for the protesters amidst the simmering heat.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Omar al-Bashir's brothers arrested as Sudan protests continue [Video]Omar al-Bashir's brothers arrested as Sudan protests continue

Military arrests two of deposed ruler's brothers as hundreds of doctors march in Khartoum for civilian-led transition.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Sudan's President Jailed [Video]Sudan's President Jailed

According to CNN, Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir was transferred on Tuesday evening to Kober prison, a maximum-security prison notorious for holding political prisoners during his 30-year..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

U.S. Open to New Path Towards Removing Sudan From Terrorism List [Video]U.S. Open to New Path Towards Removing Sudan From Terrorism List

According to Reuters, a State Department official said that the United States will consider new ways to remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism if it sees a fundamental change in its..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Sudan protesters continue to demand civilian government [Video]Sudan protesters continue to demand civilian government

Principal protest group says 'backstage manipulations' are undermining ongoing push for civilian-led government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

After Coup, Sudan Faces Fragile Transition to Democracy [Video]After Coup, Sudan Faces Fragile Transition to Democracy

While ousting a 30-year autocrat is a major step, Sudan now has to successfully transition to a democracy instead of another dictatorship.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Protesters in Sudan Demand Civilian Transitional Government [Video]Protesters in Sudan Demand Civilian Transitional Government

Protest organizers sent a letter to the Sudanese military with a number of demands.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

Sudanese protesters block attempt to break up their protest [Video]Sudanese protesters block attempt to break up their protest

Demonstrators outside the Sudanese defence ministry joined hands to prevent troops who had gathered on three sides of their sit-in.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Sudan military vows to reform intelligence service amid protests [Video]Sudan military vows to reform intelligence service amid protests

Military concedes to some demands from protesters, removes defence minister and vows to restructure intelligence agency.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Sudan's military holds talks with protesters as curfew lifted [Video]Sudan's military holds talks with protesters as curfew lifted

Meeting comes as new leader of military council promises to hand over power to civilian government within two years.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

President Of UAE Offers Welcome To Head Of Sudan's Transitional Military Council [Video]President Of UAE Offers Welcome To Head Of Sudan's Transitional Military Council

Sudanese media reported on Saturday that the United Arab Emirates has welcomed the new head of Sudan’s transitional military council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman. According to Reuters, the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

South Sudan Says Political Turmoil In Sudan Has Not Affected Oil Flow [Video]South Sudan Says Political Turmoil In Sudan Has Not Affected Oil Flow

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, South Sudan's oil minister said that ongoing political turmoil in neighboring Sudan has not affected oil flow. Reuters reports that South Sudan Oil..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Judge Blocks Temporary Protected Status Changes for Haitians [Video]Judge Blocks Temporary Protected Status Changes for Haitians

A New York district judge says there was enough evidence to believe the change in policy could be discriminatory.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Sudan's protests claim more top-level scalps [Video]Sudan's protests claim more top-level scalps

Sudan has its third leader in as many days. Military interim leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abdelrahman has promised protesters they'll soon have a civilian government after three decades of autocratic..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:10Published

Civilian Government Promises Civilian Government Will Be Established [Video]Civilian Government Promises Civilian Government Will Be Established

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, the new head of Sudan's transitional military council said that a civilian government would be established after consultations with opposition forces and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

New Military Council Leader Promises Sudanese Civilian Government [Video]New Military Council Leader Promises Sudanese Civilian Government

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, the new head of Sudan's military council said that a civilian government would be formed after consultations with the opposition and promised the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Sudan's Intelligence Chief Quits, Protesters Keep Up Pressure [Video]Sudan's Intelligence Chief Quits, Protesters Keep Up Pressure

According to Reuters, Sudan’s security and intelligence chief quit on Saturday, a day after the defense minister stepped down abruptly as interim leader following the overthrow of President Omar..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Sudan's Military Coup Leader Steps Down After One Day [Video]Sudan's Military Coup Leader Steps Down After One Day

Protestors say they won't give up until there's a civilian government installed. The military says that'll happen, but it might take a while.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

Sudan's Ibn Auf steps down as head of military council [Video]Sudan's Ibn Auf steps down as head of military council

General resigns a day after overthrowing former President Omar-al Bashir as calls for civilian-led government intensify.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

16 Killed By Stray Bullets In Sudanese Protests, Sit-Ins [Video]16 Killed By Stray Bullets In Sudanese Protests, Sit-Ins

Sudanese officials say at least 16 people were killed, and 20 injured by stray bullets at protests and sit-ins on Thursday and Friday. A government spokesman also added Sudanese government buildings..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Will Sudan's Transitional Military Council Be Installing A Revolving Door? [Video]Will Sudan's Transitional Military Council Be Installing A Revolving Door?

Sudan’s defense minister stepped down on Friday as head of the country’s transitional ruling military council after only a day in the post. According to Reuters, Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Sudan Defense Minister Resigns As Head Of Transitional Military Council [Video]Sudan Defense Minister Resigns As Head Of Transitional Military Council

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Sudan's Defense Minister Awad Ibn Auf said that he would be stepping down as head of the country's transitional military council, just one day after former..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Sudan Military Says New Government Will Be Civilian-Led [Video]Sudan Military Says New Government Will Be Civilian-Led

After Sudan's president was overthrown, the military says it has no intention of staying in power beyond the transition to a new government.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Sudan military: We have 'no ambition to hold the reins of power' [Video]Sudan military: We have 'no ambition to hold the reins of power'

The head of political military council that overthrew President Bashir says new government will be run by civilians.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 15:56Published

 

Sudan opposition to present candidates for civilian leadership on Sunday

Sudan's opposition will present a list of mostly technocratic candidates for a civilian-led transitional council during its sit-in on Sunday, a top opposition leader told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Sudan protesters 'to name transitional government'

sudan protesters 'to name transitional government'
The transitional authority would replace the military junta which toppled President Bashir last week.
BBC News - Published

Scorching heat and fatigue challenge Sudanese protesters

Protesters whose weeks of demonstrations played an important part in forcing Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir from power are battling scorching heat and fatigue as they press for the..
Reuters - Published

More protesters flood Sudan's sit-in to demand civilian rule

Thousands of protesters demanding an end to military rule flocked to the sit-in outside Sudan's Defence Ministry on Friday, in the biggest turnout in the center of the capital since last week when..
Reuters - Published

Sudanese protest organizers to announce interim council

sudanese protest organizers to announce interim council
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protest organizers say they will announce an interim ruling council they want to see take over from the military that ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of..
WorldNews - Published

Huge crowds gather in Sudan to demand civilian rule

Huge crowds formed outside Sudan's defence ministry on Thursday, joining a sit-in protest to demand that the country's transitional military council hand power to civilians.
France 24 - Published

State Department Calls On Sudan's Military To Make Way For Civilian-Led Transition

state department calls on sudan's military to make way for civilian-led transition
The United States State Department called on the Sudanese military to move aside in order to have a civilian-led transition after longtime President Omar al-Bashir was removed from office last week on..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Sudan protesters need ‘united front’ in military talks

sudan protesters need ‘united front’ in military talks
Sudanese protest groups require unity to secure civilian rule, the BBC's Alastair Leithead says.
BBC News - Published

U.S. says supports transition in Sudan led by civilians

The United States supports a democratic and peaceful transition in Sudan led by civilians who represent all Sudanese, the State Department said on Thursday, as protesters in Khartoum kept up demands..
Reuters - Published

Sudan’s military rulers arrest ousted president’s brothers

sudan’s military rulers arrest ousted president’s brothers
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s new military rulers arrested ousted President Omar al-Bashir’s two brothers for corruption, part of a broad sweep against officials and supporters of the former..
WorldNews - Published

South Sudan offers to mediate political transition in Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has offered to help mediate a political transition in Sudan after the fall of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir to weeks of popular protests, Kiir's office said on..
Reuters - Published

Rebels in southern Sudan announce halt to hostilities until July 31

The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, a rebel group in the states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, said on Wednesday it was ceasing all hostilities until July 31 as a "goodwill gesture" after..
Reuters - Published

Rebel group in southern Sudan says ceasing hostilities for three months

The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, a rebel movement in the southern states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, announced it is ceasing all hostilities immediately in areas under its control..
Reuters - Published

Toppled Bashir moved from residence to Khartoum's Kobar prison: relatives

The deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was moved from his residence to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum, two family sources said on Wednesday, and a prison source said he was being held..
Reuters - Published

Uganda says it is willing to consider asylum for Sudan's ousted leader Bashir

Uganda will consider offering asylum to ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir despite his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC), a foreign affairs minister said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Sudan's military council orders seizure of 'suspect' funds: state news agency

Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council ordered the central bank to review financial transfers since April 1 and to seize "suspect" funds, state news agency SUNA reported on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Sudan’s Omar Al Bashir moved to maximum security prison in Khartoum

sudan’s omar al bashir moved to maximum security prison in khartoum
Sudan's deposed president Omar Al Bashir has been transferred to a maximum security prison just a week after being forced from office by the military following four months of mass rallies against his..
WorldNews - Published

Bashir moved to Khartoum's Kobar prison: family sources

Sudan's deposed president Omar al-Bashir was moved to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum late on Tuesday, two family sources said.
Reuters - Published

Sudan crisis: Ex-President Omar al-Bashir moved to prison

sudan crisis: ex-president omar al-bashir moved to prison
Eyewitnesses say former President Omar al-Bashir has been taken to Kobar maximum security prison.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •France 24

Sudan's Military Council Fires Three Top Prosecutors

sudan's military council fires three top prosecutors
Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council said it fired the three highest-ranking public prosecutors on Tuesday after the protesters called for overhauling the entire judiciary system along with a..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Washington will not remove Sudan from terror list while military rules: U.S. official

The United States will not remove Sudan from the state sponsor of terrorism list until the country's leadership and policies change and the military no longer holds power, a U.S. official said on..
Reuters - Published

Washington Considers Removing Sudan From Terror List After Changes: Official

washington considers removing sudan from terror list after changes: official
Reuters reports if there are significant changes in the Sudanese government and a smooth political transition, the United States will considering removing the African nation from the state sponsor of..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Exclusive: U.S. open to new path towards removing Sudan from terrorism list - official

The United States will consider new ways to remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism if it sees a fundamental change in its government and a commitment not to support terrorism, a..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: What next for Sudan after Bashir's fall?

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir has been ousted after three decades in power following months of mass protests. The military has announced a transitional period of up to two years followed by elections, but..
Reuters - Published

Russia recognizes new authorities in Sudan: RIA agency

Moscow recognizes the new authorities in Sudan after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted, Russia's RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

African Union gives Sudan 15 days to establish civil rule

african union gives sudan 15 days to establish civil rule
(CNN)The African Union has threatened to revoke Sudan's membership unless the country's military establishes civil rule within 15 days. The union "strongly condemns and totally rejects the seizure of..
WorldNews - Published

'No one believes this vote will be fair': Egypt protesters cast doubt on poll

'no one believes this vote will be fair': egypt protesters cast doubt on poll
President Sisi blocked access to opposition websites, introduced draconian penalties and vowed to punish journalists ahead of vote As the world watches the peaceful revolution that is changing Sudan in..
WorldNews - Published

Fourteen killed in clashes in displacement camp in Sudan’s Darfur

Fourteen people were killed in clashes in a displacement camp in Sudan’s Darfur on Saturday, Sudan news agency (SUNA) reported on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Leading Sudanese security figures

Officers who ousted President Omar al-Bashir from three decades in power have announced that a military council will run Sudan for a transitional period lasting up to two years, followed by elections.
Reuters - Published

Merkel voices concern about situation in Libya, Sudan

merkel voices concern about situation in libya, sudan
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, left, brief the media prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Monday,...
WorldNews - Published

Sudan's main protest group calls for civilian transitional council

The Sudanese group that led protests against deposed President Omar al-Bashir called on Monday for the transitional military council that has taken power to be disbanded and for a new interim civilian..
Reuters - Published

Sudan protest organisers say military tried to break up sit-in

Sudanese protest organisers Monday called on their supporters to mobilise outside the army headquarters, saying there was an attempt to "disperse the sit-in" where thousands have camped out for 10..
France 24 - Published

Sudan protesters move to protect Khartoum sit-in

sudan protesters move to protect khartoum sit-in
By Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM, April 15 (Reuters) - Sudanese protesters moved to block an attempt on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the Defence Ministry, where demonstrators have been pushing for a..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Sudan crisis: Protest leaders demand end of 'deep state'

sudan crisis: protest leaders demand end of 'deep state'
Thousands maintain a sit-in outside army headquarters calling for an immediate move to civilian rule.
BBC News - Published

Sudan's military council appoints new army chief of staff: statement

Sudan's military council on Monday said it was restructuring the military command council and appointed Colonel General Hashem Abdel Muttalib Ahmed Babakr as army chief of staff.
Reuters - Published

Sudan protest group says attempt to break up sit-in outside defense ministry is under way

Sudan's main protest group said an attempt was under way on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the defense ministry compound in the capital, Khartoum.
Reuters - Published

Sudan crisis: Military council arrests former government members

sudan crisis: military council arrests former government members
The transitional military council says it will approve a prime minister of the opposition's choosing.
BBC News - Published

Sudan protesters demand civilian rule, military council says ready to comply

Sudan's main protest group on Sunday demanded the immediate handover of power to a civilian transitional government, saying it would keep up the street demonstrations which ousted former President Omar..
Reuters - Published

Sudan's military council names new intelligence chief

Sudan’s military council has appointed a new intelligence chief and removed defence minister Awad Ibn Aouf from his role, a spokesman said on Sunday.
France 24 - Published

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