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Sudan declares three-day national mourning for ex-PM Sadiq al-Mahdi

Sudan has declared three days of national mourning after former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi who died aged 84 from Covid-19 complications on Thursday. The Transitional Council of Ministers said on Thursday flags will fly at half-mast at all state facilities, institutions and Sudanese embassies, as a mark of respect for …

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LIVESTREAMED: Sudan versus Ghana (AFCON Qualifiers)

Watch live the actions as Ghana play Sudan in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Sudan are hoping for revenge after falling to the Back Stars five days ago in Cape Coast, Ghana. Sudan have just three points and a win today will move them close to Ghana and …

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Nearly 25,000 Ethiopians flee to Sudan: state media

Around 25,000 Ethiopians fleeing conflict in the Tigray region have crossed into neighbouring Sudan, state news agency SUNA reported, as the UN said it was working to find them shelter. “The number of Ethiopian refugees who have arrived in Gadaref and Kassala states since Saturday has reached 24,944,” the agency …

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Sudan declares three-month state of emergency over floods

Sudan’s Security and Defense Council declared a national state of emergency for three months because of floods that have killed 99 people this year and designated Sudan a natural disaster zone, state news agency SUNA reported early on Saturday. The Sudanese minister of labour and social development said that in …

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Sudan’s ex-leader Bashir faces trial over 1989 coup

The former leader of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir is facing a trial in the capital Khartoum over a 1989 coup that brought him to power. Bashir is facing charges over the military coup in 1989 and could receive the death penalty if convicted. Following the 1989 coup, Bashir stayed in power …

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Sudan protesters reject anti-Islamist reforms

Dozens of pro-Sharia supporters have protested in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, over recent government reforms that allow non-Muslims to drink alcohol, and scrap the apostasy law and public flogging. The reforms come after long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was ousted last year following massive street protests. The protesters, who oppose any easing of …

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Sudan says some soldiers mutinied against reforms

Gunfire was heard from military bases operated by the Sudanese intelligence Service in Khartoum as some members of the facility mutinied against various reforms, the military said. The camps in Kafouri, north of Khartoum and Riyadh which hosts the Operations Corps, involved a group of soldiers who were protesting against …

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