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US praises Sudan, sends envoy to Khartoum

In Summary Makila James, the US deputy assistant secretary of state who is in charge of eastern Africa, will head to Khartoum this weekend.United States wants the military council and other armed units to "show restraint, avoid conflict and remain committed to the protection of the Sudanese people."Military rulers say they

AU gives Sudan’s military junta 15-day ultimatum to quit

.Threatens suspension The African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) has given Sudan’s military junta a 15-day ultimatum to transfer power to a civilian-led political authority or face suspension from the pan-African body. In a statement after a meeting at its headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the council said a

Humanitarian Trends: Feeding Sudan, paying for aid, and Facebook mapping Africa

This is q weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Gentle reminder: Sudan’s humanitarian needs You may have heard that Sudan isn’t looking so stable at the moment. Protesters are still pushing back, now against continued military rule after long-time President Omar al-Bashir was ousted

‘Veteran’ soldier Burhan becomes Sudan’s new ruler

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the second officer to be sworn in as Sudan’s new military ruler in consecutive days, is a “veteran soldier” largely unknown outside the army. On Friday, Burhan became chief of a military council that deposed Omar al-Bashir, after the president’s immediate successor General Awad Ibn Ouf stepped

Sudan: 16 reportedly killed at protests, sit-ins

At least 16 people were killed and 20 others injured by stray bullets at protests and sit-ins on Thursday and Friday, a Sudanese police spokesman said in a statement on Saturday as the nation waited to hear from its newly appointed leader.  Government buildings and private property were also attacked, spokesman

Head of Sudan’s military council Resigns

The head of Sudan's ruling military council and leader of the coup that seized power from Omar al-Bashir, Awad Ibn Auf has announced his resignation in a speech broadcast on state television. General Ibn Auf's announcement came late on Friday as tens of thousands rallied in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, demanding a civilian-led transition

National dialogues are key to peace in the Horn

Facing a new phase of instability, the region needs genuine, inclusive efforts driven by national and local players. By Dawit Yohannes and Meressa Dessu The countries in the Horn of Africa have entered a new phase of domestic instability. Political protests in Ethiopia and Sudan and armed insurrections in South Sudan and Somalia have dredged

Child soldiers of Sudan told to rape, kill recounts ordeal

Despite the peace deal holding in South Sudan, an estimated 19,000 children are feared to still be in captivity in the bush working for the different militias. There are also worrying signs that some will return to fighting if conditions don't improve soon. Rape is also being used as a weapon