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Sudan

Country in Northeast Africa

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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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Piled onto the roof of a train or packed inside, hundreds of protesters from the birthplace of the uprising that toppled Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir..
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The head of the military council tells the BBC force will not be used against protesting civilians.
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A Sudanese woman who has come to symbolize for many the protests that have forced out former president Omar al-Bashir said her country's revolution was far from..
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African leaders meeting in Cairo on Tuesday agreed to give Sudan's ruling military council three months to implement democratic reforms, Egypt said on Tuesday,..
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African leaders meeting in Cairo agreed to give Sudan's ruling military council more time to implement democratic reforms, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi..
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African leaders meeting in Cairo agreed to give Sudan's ruling military council more time to implement democratic reforms, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi..
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Protesters from the birthplace of an uprising that toppled Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir were converging on the capital on Tuesday, activists said, to..
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When Omar Hassan al-Bashir wanted protection from rivals during his long rule as president of Sudan, he turned to Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, a commander of widely..
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Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and opposition forces appeared on a collision course on Monday amid deepening differences over demands for..
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Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) warned on Monday against protesters blocking roads and limiting the movement of citizens as protests continued..
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Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council warned on Monday against blocking roads and "controlling the movement of citizens" and said all routes are to be..
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Sudanese protest leaders on Sunday vowed to escalate demonstrations to confront the country's military rulers, as part of a widening campaign to push for the..
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Representatives of Sudan's protesters and main opposition groups said on Sunday they were suspending contacts with the political committee of the ruling military..
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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military..
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The head of Sudan's Transitional Military Council said on Sunday that the formation of a joint military-civilian council -- one of the demands put forward by..
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A Sudanese delegation will visit the United States soon to discuss Sudan's removal from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, state news agency SUNA..
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Thousands await the unveiling of a new civilian council - and the response of the military.
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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have granted Sudan $3 billion in support, Saudi state news agency SPA said on Sunday.
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Sudanese authorities have arrested several members of the former ruling party of ousted President Omar al-Bashir, an official of Bashir's National Congress Party..
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Sudanese authorities arrested several top members of the former ruling party late on Saturday, a senior party official told Reuters.
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Sudan's attorney general has asked the country's intelligence and security agencies to lift the immunity of officers suspected of killing a teacher who died in..
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Sudan's attorney general on Saturday ordered the formation of a committee to oversee investigations into crimes involving public funds, corruption and criminal..
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Money in several currencies was found during a search of Omar al-Bashir's residence, reports say.
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Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency..
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Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and the possession of large sums of money..
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Released Sudan activists describe being arrested and detained as protests continue in Khartoum.
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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..
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The transitional authority would replace the military junta which toppled President Bashir last week.
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Protesters whose weeks of demonstrations played an important part in forcing Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir from power are battling scorching heat..
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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..
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Huge crowds formed outside Sudan's defense ministry on Thursday, joining a sit-in protest to demand that the country's transitional military council hand power..
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The U.S. State Department on Thursday called on Sudan's military to step aside and make way for a peaceful civilian-led transition, as protesters in Khartoum..
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Huge crowds joined a sit-in protest outside Sudan's defence ministry on Thursday to demand that the country's transitional military council hand power to..
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Sudanese protest groups require unity to secure civilian rule, the BBC's Alastair Leithead says.
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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..
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Tens of thousands of people headed to a sit-in outside Sudan's defense ministry on Thursday to demand that a transitional military council hand power to..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Uganda will consider offering asylum to ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir despite his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC), a foreign affairs..
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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..
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Sudan's deposed president Omar al-Bashir was moved to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum late on Tuesday, two family sources said.
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Eyewitnesses say former President Omar al-Bashir has been taken to Kobar maximum security prison.
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Sudan's deposed president Omar al-Bashir was moved to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum late on Tuesday, two family sources said.
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The head of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) has fired the country's three highest-ranking public prosecutors, the council said on Tuesday,..
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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..
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The head of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council has fired the three highest-ranking public prosecutors, the TMC said on Tuesday, after protesters..
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The United State will consider removing Sudan from the state sponsor of terrorism list if there are significant changes in its government and after a smooth..
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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..
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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..
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The head of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council has fired the three highest-ranking public prosecutors, the TMC said on Tuesday, after protesters..
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The head of Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council has dismissed Public Prosecutor Omar Ahmed Mohamed Abdelsalam and Amer Ibrahim Majid, the head of the..
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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..
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Fourteen people were killed in clashes in a displacement camp in Sudan’s Darfur on Saturday, Sudan news agency (SUNA) reported on Monday.
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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..
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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..
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Thousands maintain a sit-in outside army headquarters calling for an immediate move to civilian rule.
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Sudan's military council on Monday said it was restructuring the military command council and appointed Colonel General Hashem Abdel Muttalib Ahmed Babakr as..
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Sudanese protesters moved to block an attempt on Monday to break up a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry, where demonstrators have been pushing for a quick..
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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.
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The transitional military council says it will approve a prime minister of the opposition's choosing.
1 week ago • BBC News
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..
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