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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is trying to compromise and make way for a unity government.(AP)

S.Sudan president offers key compromise for peace

Juba | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 05:16 PM IST
Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar are under increasing pressure to resolve their differences by February 22 and form a unity government as part of a peace agreement.
Image shows two emaciated lions.(TWitter/@GhinaNahfawi)
Image shows two emaciated lions.(TWitter/@GhinaNahfawi)

Heartbreaking images of starving lions in Sudan zoo prompt outrage

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 12:13 PM IST
After the distressing images of the emaciated lions went viral, social media users expressed anger.
A Sudanese woman flashes a victory sign as people gather during the first anniversary of the start of the uprising that toppled long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir, in Khartoum, Sudan December 19.(REUTERS)
A Sudanese woman flashes a victory sign as people gather during the first anniversary of the start of the uprising that toppled long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir, in Khartoum, Sudan December 19.(REUTERS)

US removes Sudan from religious freedom blacklist

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2019 09:50 PM IST
Nine countries remained on the blacklist including Pakistan, which was designated in 2018 after years of US hesitation over concerns on the treatment of minorities including through abuse of a blasphemy law.
Sudanese former president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, 75, has been in custody since April, when Sudan’s military stepped in and removed him from power after months of nationwide protests.(REUTERS)
Sudanese former president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, 75, has been in custody since April, when Sudan’s military stepped in and removed him from power after months of nationwide protests.(REUTERS)

Ex-Sudan strongman al-Bashir gets 2 years for corruption

Khartoum | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2019 03:44 PM IST
The verdict came a year after Sudanese protesters first began their revolt against al-Bashir’s authoritarian rule.
Eyewitnesses in the Sudanese capital had said the LPG tanker exploded while a shipment was being unloaded at Seela Ceramics Factory in Bahri area of Khartoum.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Eyewitnesses in the Sudanese capital had said the LPG tanker exploded while a shipment was being unloaded at Seela Ceramics Factory in Bahri area of Khartoum.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

India confirms death of six in blast in Sudan factory

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 08:28 PM IST
Indian authorities had earlier said 18 Indians were feared to be among 23 people killed when a gas tanker exploded at the factory on Tuesday evening.
Smoke rises following a ceramics factory explosion in Khartoum, Sudan on December 3.(MOHANAD MOHAMED via REUTERS)
Smoke rises following a ceramics factory explosion in Khartoum, Sudan on December 3.(MOHANAD MOHAMED via REUTERS)

18 Indians killed in factory fire in Sudan’s Khartoum: Indian Embassy

Khartoum | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 06:21 PM IST
The embassy on Wednesday issued a detailed list of Indians who were hospitalised, went missing or survived the tragedy.
A doctors committee linked to the country’s protest movement said at least 16 people were killed and more than 90 injured.(Photo: PTI)
A doctors committee linked to the country’s protest movement said at least 16 people were killed and more than 90 injured.(Photo: PTI)

16 killed as fire hits Sudan factory: Doctors

Khartoum | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2019 07:11 PM IST
Thick plumes of black smoke billowed into the sky after the blaze broke out at a tile manufacturing unit in an industrial zone in north Khartoum.
The campaign earned Bashir and others arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court (ICC).(Reuters PHOTO)
The campaign earned Bashir and others arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court (ICC).(Reuters PHOTO)

Years after militia raid, fear still grips Darfur village

Shattaya , Sudan | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 06:29 AM IST
Khartoum responded by unleashing the Janjaweed, a group of mostly Arab raiding nomads that it recruited and armed to create a militia of gunmen who were often mounted on horses or camels.
The Blue Nile takes its source in Ethiopia and converges with the White Nile in Khartoum to form the Nile which runs through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.(Reuters image)
The Blue Nile takes its source in Ethiopia and converges with the White Nile in Khartoum to form the Nile which runs through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.(Reuters image)

Egypt says ‘deadlock’ in Nile dam talks with Ethiopia

Khartoum | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 09:15 AM IST
Ethiopia began constructing the Grand Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile in 2012, but the project turned controversial with Egypt insisting that the gigantic dam would severely reduce its water supplies.
A Sudanese national was arrested with 75kg sandalwood, worth ₹4.9 lakh, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) on Sunday.
A Sudanese national was arrested with 75kg sandalwood, worth ₹4.9 lakh, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) on Sunday.

Sudanese national held with 75 kg sandalwood worth Rs 4.9 lakh at Mumbai airport

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Pratik Salunke
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 06:54 PM IST
“The accused, Bakri Abbas Hussain Ahmed, could not produce any valid documents for carrying such a high quantity of sandalwood,” said a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer.
This stage of competition was to test all-round skills as well as physical and mental robustness of reconnaissance specialists scouts in the harsh desert of Jaisalmer, he added.(Screengrab)
This stage of competition was to test all-round skills as well as physical and mental robustness of reconnaissance specialists scouts in the harsh desert of Jaisalmer, he added.(Screengrab)

India secures 1st position in stage1 of Army International Scout Masters competition

Jaisalmer | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 08:42 AM IST
India secured the first position, the second position was secured by Kazakhstan and the third by Russia.
Sudanese people chant slogans and wave their national flag as they celebrate, after Sudan's ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups reached an agreement to share power during a transition period leading to elections, along the streets of Khartoum, Sudan.(REUTERS)
Sudanese people chant slogans and wave their national flag as they celebrate, after Sudan's ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups reached an agreement to share power during a transition period leading to elections, along the streets of Khartoum, Sudan.(REUTERS)

Images of since-’erased’ Sudanese protest art shown in London

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, London
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 09:29 AM IST
Much of their revolutionary street art was reportedly destroyed and now all that’s left are photographs of their work, which are being exhibited at a central London university space turned into a temporary gallery.
(The marches also mark the 30th anniversary of the Islamist-backed coup that brought al-Bashir to power in 1989, toppling Sudan’s last elected government.(AFP)
(The marches also mark the 30th anniversary of the Islamist-backed coup that brought al-Bashir to power in 1989, toppling Sudan’s last elected government.(AFP)

Sudan’s protesters take to streets against army rule

Sudan | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 07:12 PM IST
The demonstrations came amid a weeks-long standoff between the ruling military council and protest leaders. Talks between the two sides over a power-sharing agreement collapsed earlier this month when security forces violently broke up a protest camp in Khartoum.
The UN-African Union peacekeeping mission deployed in Darfur since 2007 said it had sent a team to Al-Dalij to investigate.(REUTERS)
The UN-African Union peacekeeping mission deployed in Darfur since 2007 said it had sent a team to Al-Dalij to investigate.(REUTERS)

Protestors blame UN peacekeeping forces as death toll increase to 17 in Sudan’s Dafur

Khartoum, Sudan | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 12:22 PM IST
The shootings took place in the village of Al-Dalij in the state of Central Darfur, a doctors’ committee close to the country’s protest movement said, blaming the “massacre” on Janjaweed militiamen.
A dried-up hand pump at Ghorawal village in Sonbhadra.(HT Photo)
A dried-up hand pump at Ghorawal village in Sonbhadra.(HT Photo)

In scorching sun, UP villages without a drop to drink

Ghorawal/Dudhi/Myorpur/Govindpur (Robers | By Sudhir Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2019 07:19 AM IST
Hand pumps don’t work in this village in eastern Uttar Pradesh, in many pockets of which the water level has dipped below 300 feet.
Abiy Ahmed, has won wide praise for his diplomacy skills, including brokering peace with his country’s neighbor and long-time foe Eritrea.(Reuters File Photo)
Abiy Ahmed, has won wide praise for his diplomacy skills, including brokering peace with his country’s neighbor and long-time foe Eritrea.(Reuters File Photo)

Ethiopian leader in Sudan on crisis mediation effort, protesters say medical staff targetted

Nairobi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 05:41 PM IST
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed planned to meet members of both the ruling Transitional Military Council headed by Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the opposition.
A Sudanese protester holds a national flag as he stands on a barricade along a street, demanding that the country's Transitional Military Council hand over power to civilians, in Khartoum, Sudan.(Reuters Photo)
A Sudanese protester holds a national flag as he stands on a barricade along a street, demanding that the country's Transitional Military Council hand over power to civilians, in Khartoum, Sudan.(Reuters Photo)

Sudan death toll climbs to 113 after crackdown on pro-democracy protesters

Khartoum | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 05:05 PM IST
The country’s health ministry, however, maintained that only 61 people had lost their lives in the crackdown.
Explosions and machine gunfire were heard in Sudan’s capital early Monday.(AP File Photo)
Explosions and machine gunfire were heard in Sudan’s capital early Monday.(AP File Photo)

Gunfire blasts in Sudan’s capital as protest site raided

Khartoum, Sudan | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 12:44 PM IST
Troops blocked roads in an apparent move against a sit-in camp where protesters have demanded an end to military rule.
Priyanka Chopra is in Ethiopia as a Unicef ambassador.(Instagram)
Priyanka Chopra is in Ethiopia as a Unicef ambassador.(Instagram)

Nick Jonas calls himself ‘proud husband’ as Priyanka Chopra shares emotional stories from Ethiopia

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 09:19 AM IST
Priyanka Chopra, who is currently in Ethiopia for her duties as a Unicef ambassador, has shared emotional stories of people seeking education despite huge odds.
Back in 2010, the Indian government launched Aadhaar, an ambitious biometric identification system, to help keep track of the social services being provided to India’s 1.34 billion citizens(AFP)
Back in 2010, the Indian government launched Aadhaar, an ambitious biometric identification system, to help keep track of the social services being provided to India’s 1.34 billion citizens(AFP)

Leaders must weigh the political risks of new systems they introduce

UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 07:32 PM IST
One system is Aadhaar which has the potential to be transformative, but is not without perils
Sudanese demonstrators protest against the army's announcement that President Omar al-Bashir would be replaced by a military-led transitional council, near Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan.(REUTERS)
Sudanese demonstrators protest against the army's announcement that President Omar al-Bashir would be replaced by a military-led transitional council, near Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan.(REUTERS)

Sudan protesters demand civilian rule, military council ready to comply

Khartoum | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 02:21 PM IST
The Sudanese Professionals’ Association (SPA) called for the establishment of a transitional council which would be protected by the armed forces, adding it would exert “all forms of peaceful pressure to achieve the objectives of the revolution”.
In this, Dec. 23, 2018 handout photo provided a Sudanese activist, people chant slogans and attack a national security vehicle during a protest, in Kordofan, Sudan. The protest on Sunday was the latest in a series of anti-government protests across Sudan, initially sparked by rising prices and shortages.(AP File Photo)
In this, Dec. 23, 2018 handout photo provided a Sudanese activist, people chant slogans and attack a national security vehicle during a protest, in Kordofan, Sudan. The protest on Sunday was the latest in a series of anti-government protests across Sudan, initially sparked by rising prices and shortages.(AP File Photo)

Sudan’s PM says ‘voice of demonstrators should be respected’

Khartoum | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2019 07:09 AM IST
Deadly protests have rocked the east African country since December 19 after the government announced a tripling of bread prices.
A Sudanese activist, people chant slogans and attack a national security vehicle during a protest, in Kordofan, Sudan. The protest was the latest in a series of anti-government protests across Sudan, initially sparked by rising prices and shortages.(AP)
A Sudanese activist, people chant slogans and attack a national security vehicle during a protest, in Kordofan, Sudan. The protest was the latest in a series of anti-government protests across Sudan, initially sparked by rising prices and shortages.(AP)

Sudan government says 19 killed in protests over bread price hike

Khartoum | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2018 08:25 AM IST
Sudanese authorities had previously said that eight people have been killed in clashes, while Amnesty International has put the death toll at 37.
A bonfire is lit along the street during protests against price increases in Atbara, Nile River state in northeastern Sudan on December 20.(REUTERS)
A bonfire is lit along the street during protests against price increases in Atbara, Nile River state in northeastern Sudan on December 20.(REUTERS)

Sudan protests resume for 4th day over prices, shortages

Cairo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 06:59 AM IST
The protests are mostly about rising prices and shortages of food and fuel.
Over 150 sexual violence cases in South Sudan in 12 days, says UN.(AFP)
Over 150 sexual violence cases in South Sudan in 12 days, says UN.(AFP)

Over 150 sexual violence cases in South Sudan in 12 days, says UN

United Nations | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2018 09:25 AM IST
A joint statement from the U.N. humanitarian chief and the heads of the U.N. children’s agency and the U.N. population agency condemned the “abhorrent attacks.”
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spent five months in Britain last year being treated for an undisclosed illness.(AP)
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spent five months in Britain last year being treated for an undisclosed illness.(AP)

I am alive: Nigerian President Buhari denies dying, being replaced by lookalike

ABUJA | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 11:59 PM IST
Muhammadu Buhari, who is running for re-election in February, spent five months in Britain last year being treated for an undisclosed illness. One theory widely aired on social media — and by some political opponents — was that he had been replaced by a lookalike from Sudan called Jubril.
Sexual violence has been widespread in South Sudan’s civil war, and even under a recent peace deal humanitarians have warned of higher rates of sexual assault as growing numbers of desperate people try to reach aid.(File Photo)
Sexual violence has been widespread in South Sudan’s civil war, and even under a recent peace deal humanitarians have warned of higher rates of sexual assault as growing numbers of desperate people try to reach aid.(File Photo)

125 women, girls raped, whipped and clubbed in South Sudan

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 06:32 PM IST
One hundred and twenty-five women and girls have been raped, whipped and clubbed in attacks so shocking that some aid workers in South Sudan say they are left speechless.
Civil defence forces were searching the waters for the missing passengers but had not recovered the bodies.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
Civil defence forces were searching the waters for the missing passengers but had not recovered the bodies.(Reuters/Picture for representation)

22 students drown on way to school as boat sinks in Nile in Sudan

Cairo/Khartoum | By Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 10:27 PM IST
The boat was carrying around 40 children. A female hospital employee also drowned in the mishap.
24-year-old Jowahir Abdullah.
24-year-old Jowahir Abdullah.

24-year-old Sudanese student dies 6 days after falling off train at Mumbai’s Dadar station

Hindustan Times | By Sadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 04:28 PM IST
Her family, unable to afford the expense of taking back her body to their hometown in south Sudan, has decided to cremate her in Mumbai.
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