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UN pulls staff from Sudan amid growing global concern

•African Union to hold emergency meeting as death toll continues to rise following military crackdown on protesters. The United Nations will pull staff out of Sudan as the African Union (AU) holds an emergency meeting after the violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital killed dozens of people. The UN plans to relocate some personnel because

AU suspends Sudan, demands civilian rule

The African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan, demanding a civilian-led transition authority to resolve a crisis which has claimed over 100 lives. “The AU Peace and Security Council has with immediate effect suspended the participation of the Republic of Sudan in all AU activities until the effective establishment of a

Sudan military cancels civilian transition deal after deadly crackdown on protesters

Sudan’s military on Tuesday cancelled a power-transfer agreement with protesters and called for elections within nine months, a day after forcefully breaking up a weeks-long sit-in, leaving more than 30 people dead. The Transitional Military Council ousted president Omar al-Bashir in April after months of protests against his authoritarian rule and had agreed

Empowering Africa’s Powerful Women

Although women have played a crucial part in ending conflicts and energizing protests in Africa and elsewhere, they are often marginalized in the subsequent peacebuilding and political processes. A special international fund to nurture female political leadership would help give women a bigger say in their countries' futures, writes Zainab

Sudanese army rulers, protesters agree on 3-year transition period

Sudanese army rulers and protest leaders Wednesday agreed on a three-year transition period for transferring power to a full civilian administration even as negotiations over a new sovereign ruling body remain unfinished. The protest movement is demanding a civilian-led transition following 30 years of iron-fisted rule by now deposed president Omar

Sudan’s Bashir Charged Over Killings of Protesters

Godsgift Onyedinefu Prosecutors in Sudan have charged former president Omar al-Bashir with involvement in the killing of anti-government protesters. In a statement Monday, the office of Sudan’s prosecutor-general said Bashir and others “have been charged for inciting and participating in the killing of demonstrators.” Sudan’s military removed Bashir from power on April 11