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Think Egypt Has the Most Pyramids? Not So

A 'NYT' writer explores the Meroe pyramids of Sudan

(Newser) - Just days before parts of Europe entered lockdown, Italian photojournalist Alessio Mamo traveled to Sudan, where he managed to set eyes on a sight that many of the country's own people haven't been able to see: the pyramids of Meroe, a city that served as the Kingdom of...

After 27 Years, Sudan Is Off US Terror List

Country is now a 'peaceful nation supporting global stability'

(Newser) - A new era is dawning in Sudan, which has been taken off the US list of state sponsors of terrorism after 27 years. The US embassy in the capital, Khartoum, said Monday that 45 days had elapsed since President Trump gave Congress notice of the move, making delisting official, NPR...

Sudan to Recognize Israel After US Negotiates Deal
Trump Scores
Another Mideast Deal

Trump Scores Another Mideast Deal

Sudan will join Arab nations normalizing relations with Israel

(Newser) - President Trump said Friday that Sudan will normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so as part of US-brokered deals in the runup to Election Day. The deal, which would deepen Sudan's engagement with the West, follows Trump's conditional agreement this week to...

Sudan: a State Sponsor of Terror No More?

US proposal would free country from sanctions—at a price

(Newser) - The Trump administration has offered to remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism—if the poverty-stricken country will fork over $330 million. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the proposal during a meeting with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in Khartoum on Tuesday, per the BBC , though...

This Is the World Press Photo of the Year

It 'summed up all the unrest across the globe of people wanting change'

(Newser) - A stirring image of protesters during Sudan's uprising last year has won the World Press Photo of the Year award. The closing date for entries was Jan. 24, before the coronavirus pandemic dominated world news. The winning photo, "Straight Voice" by AFP photographer Yasuyoshi Chiba, shows a protester...

Country's PM Survives Assassination Attempt

Blast targeted Sudan PM's convoy

(Newser) - Sudan's prime minister survived an assassination attempt on Monday after a blast in the capital, Khartoum, Sudanese state media said. Abdalla Hamdok's family confirmed he was safe following the explosion, which targeted his convoy. Sudanese state TV said Hamdok was heading to his office when the blast took...

Surprise Deal Is Bad News for a Brutal Former Dictator
Surprise Deal Is Bad News
for a Brutal Former Dictator
the rundown

Surprise Deal Is Bad News for a Brutal Former Dictator

Omar al-Bashir of Sudan may be handed over to a world court to face war crimes charges

(Newser) - A surprise development in Africa means an autocrat who ruled for decades might be handed over to a world court to face war crimes charges. Coverage:
  • Who: Omar al-Bashir, 76, ruled Sudan from 1989 until his ouster last year , and he did so with an "iron fist," per
...

Trump Issues New Travel Ban
Trump Issues
New Travel Ban


Trump Issues New Travel Ban

But critics decry the move as racist or nakedly political

(Newser) - President Trump has expanded his 2017 travel ban to include six more countries with sizeable Muslim populations, USA Today reports. Announced Friday, the new plan will block overseas visas for nationals of Nigeria, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, and Eritrea, and keep people from Tanzania and Sudan from entering America via the diversity...

27 Sentenced to Death for Killing Sudan Protester

Those sentenced were members of the country's security forces

(Newser) - A Sudanese court on Monday sentenced 27 members of the country's security forces to death by hanging for torturing and killing a detained protester during the uprising against longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir earlier this year. The verdict, which can be appealed, was the first connected to the killing of...

Ex-Sudan Leader Sentenced to 2 Years in Rehab

Omar al-Bashir is convicted of money laundering, corruption

(Newser) - 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 verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who's also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of...

Protesters Increase Pressure on Military Rulers

Sudan's power-sharing negotiations collapsed

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Khartoum and elsewhere in Sudan on Sunday to call for civilian rule, nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The demonstrations came during a weekslong standoff between the ruling military council and protest leaders, the...

Shocking Moment in Sudan: 40 Bodies Pulled From Nile

More than 100 protesters have been killed in crackdown

(Newser) - Sudan's pro-democracy leaders vowed Thursday to press their campaign of civil disobedience until the ruling military council is ousted and killers of protesters are brought to justice, following a crackdown this week that killed scores of people. The pledge comes after new clashes brought the death toll in three...

Sudan Ousts Leader Tied to Genocide After 1 Day

One general is replaced by another after protests

(Newser) - The Sudanese military on Friday swiftly replaced the country's transitional leader linked to genocide after street rallies against him, giving the country its third different leader in three days. The military also said it wouldn't hand over ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court—where he...

US Orders Personnel Out of Sudan
US Orders
Personnel
Out of Sudan

US Orders Personnel Out of Sudan

Protesters defy military-imposed curfew

(Newser) - The US State Department has ordered all non-essential US government workers to leave Sudan, following the Sudanese military's ouster of President Omar al-Bashir after months of escalating public protests against his repressive 30-year rule. The announcement also recommended that US citizens not travel to the troubled African nation, citing...

Report: Sudan's al-Bashir Out, All Political Prisoners Freed

President reportedly forced from power after 30 years

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of Sudanese made their way to the center of the country's capital on Thursday, cheering and clapping in celebration as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power. The circumstances of al-Bashir's...

'Hugely Welcome News' for Teen Who Killed Rapist Husband

Sudan's Noura Hussein has death sentence overturned, gets 5 years in prison instead

(Newser) - The #JusticeforNoura hashtag and a Change.org petition didn't free an African teen from prison, but it may have helped save her life. The BBC reports an appeals court in Sudan has nixed the death sentence for 19-year-old Noura Hussein, who was sentenced by an Islamic court in May...

Death Sentence for Teen Who Killed Husband Who Raped Her

Supporters say 19-year-old Noura Hussein was acting in self-defense after forced marriage

(Newser) - Forced marriage and marital rape are under the spotlight once again, this time emerging from a case in Sudan. There, 19-year-old Noura Hussein was sentenced to death Thursday for the stabbing death of her husband, whom she says she was made to marry and who then raped her with the...

Sudan Asks Russia for Protection From US

The Sudanese president accused the US of 'aggressive actions'

(Newser) - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on a visit to Russia Thursday that his country needs protection from the US and could serve as a gateway to Africa for Moscow, the AP reports. Al-Bashir, speaking at the start of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort...

Russian Ambassador Found in Pool Is 4th to Die in 9 Months

Envoy to Sudan found dead in swimming pool

(Newser) - Russian ambassadors are dying at a startling rate: Russian and Sudanese authorities say Mirgayas Shirinsky was found dead at his Khartoum residence on Wednesday, making him the fourth Russian envoy to die overseas since December. Authorities say the 63-year-old was found in the residence's swimming pool after suffering an...

Sudan Retaliates Against the US
Sudan Retaliates
Against the US

Sudan Retaliates Against the US

It freezes negotiations with US after White House postpones sanctions move

(Newser) - Sudan on Wednesday announced it was freezing negotiations with the United States in retaliation for the Trump administration's move to postpone permanently lifting US sanctions on the African country. Earlier, Washington said it wanted more time to determine whether the government of President Omar al-Bashir had made enough progress...

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