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Khartoum: Capital of Sudan
Khartoum or Khartum is the capital of Sudan. With a population of 5,274,321, its metropolitan area is the largest in Sudan, the sixth-largest in Africa, and the fourth-largest in the Arab world. Khartoum is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as al-Mogran or al-Muqran. From there, the Nile continues to flow north towards Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea.

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Shootings Underscore Fragile Transition in Sudan

shootings underscore fragile transition in sudan
Gunfire as heard again in the Sudanese capital Khartoum Tuesday, as a dispute between different factions of the country's armed forces laid bare the fragility of the country’s transition from..
WorldNews - Published

Sudan quells revolt of former spy service men after clashes

Armed ex-security agents linked to Sudan's toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir fought soldiers in the capital Khartoum for hours until government forces quelled the revolt late on Tuesday, residents and a..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Khartoum


Gunfire erupts in Khartoum as security agents resist reform [Video]Gunfire erupts in Khartoum as security agents resist reform

Unrest prompted by Sudan's disbandment of unit of security agency and telling members to retire or join another force.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:23Published

Sudan marks uprising anniversary with demands for justice [Video]Sudan marks uprising anniversary with demands for justice

Thousands turn out in Khartoum, celebrating first anniversary of revolt that eventually toppled Omar al-Bashir

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Former Sudanese president Bashir to face two years in detention [Video]Former Sudanese president Bashir to face two years in detention

A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on charges of corruption and illicit possession of foreign currency and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

More than a dozen people killed in Sudan factory fire [Video]More than a dozen people killed in Sudan factory fire

Fire breaks out after a gas tanker exploded at a tile factory in Khartoum, government says.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:38Published

There's unfinished business in the birthplace of Sudan's revolution [Video]There's unfinished business in the birthplace of Sudan's revolution

People in Sudan's Atbara, a colonial-era railway hub, support the national government in the capital some 220 miles to the south, but say some of the main grievances which drove their uprising - poor..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

 

Sudanese army takes control of intelligence building in Khartoum - military source

Sudanese soldiers late on Tuesday took control of an intelligence headquarters in northern Khartoum where security agents in revolt had opened fire, a military source said.
Reuters - Published

Sudan: Clashes in Khartoum between army and mutineers

Gunfire erupts in Khartoum as disgruntled members of an agency once loyal to the ex-leader protest.
BBC News - Published

Former Sudan spy service men clash with government forces in Khartoum

Armed ex-security agents linked to Sudan's toppled ruler Omar al-Bashir fought government soldiers in the capital Khartoum on Tuesday, residents said, in the biggest confrontation so far between the..
Reuters - Published

Former Sudan spy service men open fire in protest at dismissal terms

Dismissed former employees of Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) shot in the air in Khartoum on Tuesday in protest at severance terms, prompting a heavy security force deployment..
Reuters - Published

Gunfire heard in Sudan capital: witnesses

Gunfire rang out on Tuesday at two buildings used by Sudan's general intelligence service in the capital Khartoum, two Reuters witnesses said.
Reuters - Published

Sudan's PM visits rebel stronghold in Kordofan on peace mission

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok visited the rebel bastion of Kauda in the South Kordofan region's Nuba Mountains on Thursday, the first senior Khartoum official to travel there since clashes..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Sudan strongman Al Bashir gets 2 years for corruption

ex-sudan strongman al bashir gets 2 years for corruption
Khartoum, Sudan: A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar Al Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a rehabilitation facility. That's the first..
WorldNews - Published

Sudan says it has reduced troops in Yemen to 5,000

Sudan's prime minister said on Sunday Khartoum had reduced the number of troops it has in Yemen from a peak of 15,000 to 5,000, confirming a drawdown in a conflict which he said could not be solved..
Reuters - Published

At least 18 Indians dead in LPG tanker blast in Sudan

The fire occurred at the Seela Ceramics Factory, in the Bahri area of Sudan's capital Khartoum.
DNA - Published

At least 18 Indians killed in factory fire in Sudan: Indian Embassy

At least 18 Indians were among the 23 people killed and over 130 injured in a horrific LPG tanker blast at a ceramic factory in Sudan, the Indian mission said on Wednesday. Sixteen Indians were missing..
IndiaTimes - Published

Twenty-three killed in ceramics factory fire in Sudan

At least 23 people were killed and 45 injured when fire broke out after a gas tanker exploded at a ceramics factory in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Tuesday, a district police chief said.
Reuters - Published

Unfinished business in the birthplace of Sudan's revolution

Standing on the platform where he and other protesters packed a train to Khartoum in April to pressure Sudan's military to share power with civilians, Abdelaziz Abdallah made clear the revolution..
Reuters - Published

EU countries to give Sudan 466 million euros in grants, aid: SUNA

European Union countries will give Sudan 466 million euros ($516.61 million) in grants and humanitarian aid, the state news agency SUNA said on Wednesday after an EU delegation met Sudan's foreign..
Reuters - Published

Tens of thousands rally against former ruling party in Sudan

Tens of thousands of Sudanese demonstrated in Khartoum and other cities on Monday to call for the former ruling party to be dissolved and for ex-officials to be put on trial.
Reuters - Published

Sudan names commission to investigate killings at sit-in

Sudan's prime minister named a commission on Sunday to investigate a raid on a sit-in in June in which security forces killed dozens near the Defence Ministry in Khartoum, following repeated calls for..
Reuters - Published

Key rebel group halts direct peace talks with Khartoum

Peace talks between key rebel groups and the Sudanese government hit an obstacle on Wednesday when one major group said it will not sit down for direct talks with Khartoum until its demands are met.
Reuters - Published

After U.S. talks, Sudan sees path to lifting sanctions soon

Sudan's prime minister said on Friday he had held useful talks with U.S. officials while at the United Nations this week, and expressed hope Khartoum could reach an agreement to be removed from..
Reuters - Published

France's foreign minister pledges support for 'new Sudan'

France's foreign minister announced 60 million euros in aid for Sudan's transitional authorities during a visit to Khartoum on Monday, while offering to help Sudan rebuild relations with international..
Reuters - Published

Thousands demand justice for slain protesters in Sudan

Thousands protested outside the presidential palace in Khartoum on Thursday, calling for the appointment of top judicial officials and justice for demonstrators killed since December.
Reuters - Published

Sudan's Bashir kept key to room with millions of euros, court hears

sudan's bashir kept key to room with millions of euros, court hears
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's toppled former leader Omar al-Bashir was the only person with a key to a room at the presidential palace holding millions of euros, his last office manager testified on..
WorldNews - Published

Backstory: Interviewing your cell-mates in Sudan

At the height of the mass protests against Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Reuters reporter Khalid Abdelaziz found himself locked in a prison cell across the River Nile from Khartoum,..
Reuters - Published

Sudan Needs Up to $10 Billion in Aid to Rebuild Economy, Says Newly-elected PM Abdalla Hamdok

sudan needs up to $10 billion in aid to rebuild economy, says newly-elected pm abdalla hamdok
Khartoum: Sudan needs $8 billion (£6.5 billion) in foreign aid over the...
WorldNews - Published

Sudanese women demand place in transition

sudanese women demand place in transition
KHARTOUM - They were on the front lines and in the negotiating rooms that brought down military rule but Sudan's women have yet to take their rightful place in the new institutions. The signing last..
WorldNews - Published

Sudanese ex-leader Bashir in the dock as graft trial opens

Sudan's deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court Monday in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges.
France 24 - Published

Sudan's ex-president Bashir arrives at corruption trial

sudan's ex-president bashir arrives at corruption trial
Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir arrived on Monday amid heavy security at the courthouse in the capital Khartoum where he is facing corruption charges, a Reuters witness said. ......
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Khartoum crowds celebrate Sudan's transition to civilian rule

Rapturous crowds filled the streets of Khartoum Saturday as Sudan’s generals and protest leaders signed a historic deal paving the way to civilian rule.
France 24 - Published

Sudan Suspends School Classes After Students Shot To Death During Protest

sudan suspends school classes after students shot to death during protest
Lessons in all Sudanese schools have been suspended indefinitely amid mass demonstrations over the shooting deaths of schoolchildren at a rally, BBC News reports. The ruling military authorities..
WorldNews - Published

Five Sudanese demonstrators shot dead at rally ahead of talks

five sudanese demonstrators shot dead at rally ahead of talks
Khartoum — Five demonstrators including students were shot dead at a rally in Sudan on Monday, a day before protest leaders and governing generals meet to resolve the remaining issues concerning the..
WorldNews - Published

Investigation confirms Sudan's RSF paramilitary took part in protest crackdown

investigation confirms sudan's rsf paramilitary took part in protest crackdown
An official investigation into the deadly June 3 raid on a Sudanese protest camp near the defence ministry in Khartoum has found that a feared paramilitary group was involved but without orders from..
WorldNews - Published

Sudan protest leaders, rebels agree power deal

sudan protest leaders, rebels agree power deal
KHARTOUM - Sudanese protest leaders and their rebel partners have ended their differences over a power-sharing deal signed with the country's military rulers, vowing to work jointly for peace, a..
WorldNews - Published

What issues are at stake in Sudan?

what issues are at stake in sudan?
Khartoum - Just days after protest leaders and Sudan’s ruling generals agreed a power sharing deal, the two sides now have to thrash out details of a “Constitutional Declaration” crucial to a..
WorldNews - Published

Sudanese police fire tear gas at Khartoum 'martyrs' rally

Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators converged Thursday on a prominent square in Khartoum in a march to honour comrades killed in the months-long protest movement that has rocked the country.
France 24 - Published

Thousands demonstrate in Sudan to mark 40 days since deadly crackdown

Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the country on Saturday, witnesses said, to mark 40 days since security forces stormed a protest camp in the capital Khartoum,..
Reuters - Published

Sudan activists call for 'justice' for killed protesters

Hundreds of Sudanese protesters rallied across three cities Saturday to mourn dozens of demonstrators killed in a brutal raid on a Khartoum sit-in last month, witnesses said.
France 24 - Published

Sudan’s livestream massacre

The story of the deadly violence in Khartoum on 3 June, told through those who filmed through it.
BBC News - Published

In hotbed of Sudan's uprising, activists torn over transition deal

The Khartoum district of Burri was a fulcrum of the uprising against Sudan's former leader Omar al-Bashir and the generals who replaced him, its residents beaten and killed as they rallied for freedom..
Reuters - Published

The secret Sudan safe house where injured protesters are treated

the secret sudan safe house where injured protesters are treated
Two boys who lost legs are among those lying low after a series of deadly crackdowns by the military In a nondescript apartment block in downtown Khartoum, 14-year-old Faisal Ali rests with his father...
WorldNews - Published

UAE says it will stand with Sudan in 'good times and bad times': official on Twitter

The United Arab Emirates congratulated Sudan after its military council and opposition reached a power-sharing deal and said it would stand with Khartoum in "good times and bad times", Minister of..
Reuters - Published

Sudan crisis: Pro-democracy leaders resume talks with ruling military council after dozens were killed in crackdown on Khartoum protest camp

Sudan's pro-democracy movement resumed talks on Wednesday with the ruling military council over a transfer of power to civilian rule, a protest leader said, a move that could break weeks of political..
Firstpost - Published

Sudan's military rulers and opposition alliance meet for talks in Khartoum

Sudan's military rulers and the main opposition alliance met at a Khartoum hotel on Wednesday to restart talks over who should lead Sudan toward elections.
Reuters - Published

Sudan protesters at a crossroads after deadly crackdown

sudan protesters at a crossroads after deadly crackdown
CAIRO (AP) — The mass marches held in Sudan this week breathed new life into the uprising that toppled long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir, but the protesters and the ruling military council remain..
WorldNews - Published

Death toll from clashes at Sudan rallies climbs to 11

death toll from clashes at sudan rallies climbs to 11
KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudanese activists said Monday that at least 11 people were killed in clashes with security forces during mass demonstrations demanding a transition to civilian rule. Tens of..
WorldNews - Published

Sudan must unite armed forces during political crisis: opposition leader

Sudan must at all costs avoid tensions between a powerful paramilitary unit that controls Khartoum and the regular army or risk more instability following a military coup in April, leading opposition..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds gather across Nile from Khartoum after deadly clashes

Hundreds of people gathered in the city of Omdurman across the River Nile from Khartoum on Monday to protest against the ruling military a day after at least seven people died in clashes between..
Reuters - Published

Seven killed in Sudan protest

seven killed in sudan protest
Khartoum — Seven people were killed on Sunday as tens of thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets to demand civilian rule in the first mass rally since a bloody crackdown on demonstrators..
WorldNews - Published

Senior military official says snipers shooting civilians and soldiers in Khartoum

A senior member of Sudan's military leadership said unknown snipers shot at least five civilians and three paramilitary soldiers on Sunday as tens of thousands marched in the capital demanding a return..
Reuters - Published

Tens of thousands protest to demand civilian rule in Sudan

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Khartoum on Sunday demanding the ruling military hand over to civilians, in the largest demonstrations since a deadly security service raid on a..
Reuters - Published

Thousands of Sudanese march toward defense ministry in Khartoum: witness

Thousands of Sudanese protesters marched toward the defense ministry in Khartoum on Sunday, demanding that the ruling military hand over power to civilians, as security forces fired shots in the air, a..
Reuters - Published

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