A Sudanese court on Thursday sentenced to death in absentia a former governor who is now a rebel leader, along with another insurgent chief, a lawyer said.
Rebels in Sudan`s Blue Nile state on Sunday claimed to have killed dozens of soldiers and disabled a tank during battle, but the military said it was the victor.
Ethiopia started to divert the course of the Blue Nile river for the construction of a giant dam which has become a source of crisis in Egypt.
Sudanese govt forces and militias
are "killing and raping civilians in Blue Nile state", a human rights watchdog said on Tuesday.
Day in Pics: 19th September
Showbiz World - September 19, 2014
iPhone6 fever grips the world