Sudan orders senior UN officials to leave

Sudan has ordered two senior United Nations officials to leave, a UN spokesman said Thursday, after a recent spike in tensions between Khartoum and the peacekeeping mission in Darfur.

Sudan orders senior UN officials to leave: Source

Sudan has ordered two senior United Nations officials to leave, a UN staff member said Thursday, after a recent spike in tensions between Khartoum and the peacekeeping mission in Darfur.

Refugees drown in attempted Sudanese smuggling

At least eight asylum-seekers have drowned trying to cross a river in Sudan during an attempt to smuggle them out of a refugee camp, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.

Sudan says to keep key subsidies in 2015, not raise taxes

 Sudan will keep in place subsidies on wheat and petrol and not raise taxes in 2015, the finance minister said on Monday as he presented next year`s budget to parliament.

Sudan rights group says raided after opposition unity deal

Security forces raided the Sudanese Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday, just weeks after jailing its former leader, the monitoring group`s leader said, in what activists fear is a widening crackdown ahead of a presidential election in April.

Sudan steps up pressure on UN mission in Darfur

 Authorities in Sudan are stepping up efforts to force the UN-African Union mission in Darfur to leave, threatening the supply of vital humanitarian aid deliveries.

Libya internationally recognised govt backs UN talks: FM

Libya`s internationally recognised government has given its backing to UN-brokered talks between warring factions aimed at halting unrest across the country, its foreign minister said late Thursday.

UN team in Sudan for talks on UNAMID `exit strategy`

A UN team is in Sudan to discuss Khartoum`s call to shut down a UN-AU mission in Darfur that has been trying to investigate rape allegations involving Sudanese troops, the UN peacekeeping chief said Thursday.

New Sudan opposition alliance formed

Sudanese opposition parties and rebels meeting in Addis Ababa agreed to form a new alliance Wednesday, one of the groups said, urging the creation of a transitional government in Khartoum.

Sudan troops beat back rebel attacks in Kordofan, kill 50: Army

Sudanese troops repelled rebel attacks on two villages in the war-torn South Kordofan region, killing 50 insurgents and losing four of their own men, the army has said.

Gunmen on camels kill 15 in Darfur

Gunmen on camels have killed 15 civilians and wounded 10 others in an attack in Sudan's South Darfur, the region's government said in a statement.


'Over 100 dead in clashes in Sudan's Kordofan'

More than 100 people have been killed in several days of fighting between two clans in Sudan's oil-rich West Kordofan region, tribal leaders have said.

UN Council calls on Sudan to allow `mass rape` investigation

The UN Security Council on Wednesday called on Sudan to allow peacekeepers to investigate allegations of a mass rape in Darfur after Khartoum blocked access for the mission.

UN agency starts relocation of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

 The UN refugee agency UNHCR has begun relocating nearly 15,000 South Sudanese refugees who had been stranded for months at a station in western Ethiopia after the refugee camp where they were due to live was flooded, a press release said Tuesday.

Sudan denies UN access to Darfur village to check rape accusations

Sudan has refused to let UN and African Union peacekeepers visit a village in the western Darfur region to investigate allegations of mass rape for the second time this month, saying it was skeptical about the motives for the visit.

Sudan warplanes bomb South Sudan border zones: Reports

Sudanese warplanes have bombed South Sudan, wounding six civilians in areas bordering war zone regions where Khartoum is trying to crush rebel fighters, reports said Friday.

Sudan military sought to intimidate during `mass rape` probe: UN

 The Sudanese military sought to intimidate villagers in Darfur to keep quiet allegations of mass rape of more than 200 women and girls by Khartoum`s soldiers, according to a UN internal report.

Sudan Army refutes Darfur mass rape report as 'unjustified'

The Sudanese army has denied reports that its troops committed mass rape in the war-prone Darfur region.

First food aid convoy from Sudan reaches South: UN

The United Nations said on Sunday it has sent its first aid convoy from Sudan into South Sudanese territory, with enough supplies to feed 45,000 people for a month.

Sudan army denies Darfur 'mass rape' report

The Sudanese army on Sunday said a media report that its troops had carried out a mass rape in the war-torn western region of Darfur was "unjustified and unreasonable".