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Sudan: Country in Northeastern Africa
Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. Bordered by Egypt to the north, Libya to the northwest, Chad to the west, the Central African Republic to the southwest, South Sudan to the south, Ethiopia to the southeast, Eritrea to the east, and the Red Sea to the northeast. Sudan has a population of 43 million and occupies 1,886,068 square kilometres, making it Africa's third-largest country and also the third-largest in the Arab world. It was the largest country in Africa and the Arab world by area before the 2011 South Sudan's secession.

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Sudan: Growing protests against insecurity in central Darfur [Video]

Sudan: Growing protests against insecurity in central Darfur

Villagers in Darfur are demanding Sudan's government does more to protect them from militia attacks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published
Sudan protesters return to streets to demand more reforms [Video]

Sudan protesters return to streets to demand more reforms

Police used tear gas to disperse protesters marching on a road leading to the airport in the capital, Khartoum.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published
Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council [Video]

Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council

The UN Security Council holds a virtual session on Ethiopia's controversial dam project, which has caused a bitter dispute with Egypt and Sudan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published
Glasgow attacker described as ‘quiet, polite, decent guy’ by asylum seekers [Video]

Glasgow attacker described as ‘quiet, polite, decent guy’ by asylum seekers

The man responsible for a knife attack in a Glasgow hotel has been described as a “quiet and polite and decent guy” by asylum seekers who were residing there.Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, from Sudan,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:09Published
Glasgow stabbing attack: What we know so far [Video]

Glasgow stabbing attack: What we know so far

Police have named the man shot by officers during an attack in Glasgow on Friday as Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, from Sudan. In a statement on Twitter, Police Scotland said the identity is “based on..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published
Sudan: One year since crackdown government yet to deliver justice [Video]

Sudan: One year since crackdown government yet to deliver justice

Al Jazeera speaks to a Sudanese father whose son was killed a year ago in an attack on a pro-democracy sit-in.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published
Sudan gold, fuel smuggling costs hundreds of millions annually [Video]

Sudan gold, fuel smuggling costs hundreds of millions annually

A new report by a financial watchdog has revealed the extent of mismanagement in those sectors and its impact on the economy.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published

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Sudan extends lockdown in Khartoum state to June 29

Sudan has extended a lockdown in the state of Khartoum to June 29 as it tries to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, its Security and Defence Council said on Wednesday.
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Sudan finds mass grave of conscripts killed during Bashir's rule

Sudan's public prosecutor on Monday announced the discovery of a mass grave east of Khartoum suspected to contain the remains of students killed in 1998 who tried escaping military service from a..
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Sudan announces discovery of mass grave of students killed under Bashir

Sudan's public prosecutor said Monday a mass grave has been discovered east of the capital Khartoum, allegedly containing students killed in 1998 who tried escaping military service.
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Sudan war crimes charges are untrue, suspect says

A Sudanese war crimes suspect said on Monday that charges mentioned on his arrest warrant are untrue, during an initial appearance at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
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Sudan war crimes suspect says charges against him are 'untrue'

A Sudanese war crimes suspect said on Monday that charges mentioned on his arrest warrant are "untrue" during an initial appearance at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
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Sudan to introduce direct cash payments to its neediest citizens

Sudan will begin rolling out an experimental programme of direct cash transfers to its neediest citizens next week as it tries to wean the country off costly subsidies.
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Sudan extends airport closures by another two weeks due to coronavirus

Sudan will keep its airports closed to international and internal scheduled commercial flights for another two weeks until June 28, a spokesman for the country's civil aviation authority told Reuters..
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Sudan committee seizes Bashir's bank account, closes FX bureaus

A Sudanese anti-corruption committee said on Tuesday it had confiscated a bank account belonging to ousted President Omar al-Bashir and closed five foreign exchange bureaus used to fund his regime.
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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan resume talks on Blue Nile dam

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on Tuesday resumed talks on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam after the failure of a U.S-led mediation effort earlier this year, a Sudanese official said.
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Yuot's father saved thousands of Sudan's 'lost boys' from war. Now he's telling his story

Mecak Ajang Alaak risked his life to keep youths in southern Sudan from becoming child soldiers before coming to Australia himself as a refugee. His story is now being shared for the first time in a..
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Sudan calls for renewed talks on Blue Nile dam

Sudan has called for the resumption of talks with Egypt and Ethiopia on the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam after the failure of a U.S-led mediation effort earlier this year.
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Sudan's PM promises justice on anniversary of sit-in killings

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok pledged justice on Wednesday for scores of pro-democracy protesters killed a year ago when security forces broke up a sit-in outside the defence ministry.
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Sudan summons Ethiopian envoy over suspected cross-border attack

Sudan summoned the Ethiopian Chargé d'Affaires on Saturday over a border attack by suspected Ethiopian militias that killed and wounded several Sudanese army personnel and civilians, it said in a..
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Sudan army officer dies, soldiers hurt in attack by Ethiopian militia: SUNA

A Sudanese military officer was killed and several soldiers wounded on Thursday in an attack by Ethiopian militias on the Sudanese side of the border with Ethiopia, the official SUNA news agency said.
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Sudan says three jailed members of ousted Bashir regime have coronavirus

At least three jailed senior members of the toppled regime of former Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir have the coronavirus, the country's public prosecution service said on Wednesday.
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U.S. reaches consensus with Sudan on 'contours' of future claims deal

The United States and Sudan have reached a common understanding on the "contours" of a future bilateral claims agreement linked to the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania,..
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U.S. Supreme Court heaps more damages on Sudan in embassy bombing cases

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a legal setback to Sudan on Monday, ruling that the African nation cannot avoid punitive damages it was ordered to pay in lawsuits accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al..
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Sudan airports to remain closed until May 31

Sudan will keep its airports closed for both internal and international commercial passenger flights until May. 31, the state news agency SUNA said on Sunday, extending a shutdown that began in March..
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Three killed and 79 wounded in tribal clashes in eastern Sudan

Clashes between two tribes in Sudan's eastern city of Kassala killed three people and wounded 79 others, the state's acting governor said on Sunday.
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Sudanese corruption committee confiscates Bashir family properties

A Sudanese anti-corruption committee said on Thursday that it will confiscate several large plots of land and residential properties in the capital Khartoum from relatives of ousted President Omar..
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Sudanese coronavirus committee recommends lockdown extension in Khartoum state

Sudan's emergency committee on coronavirus has recommended that a lockdown of the state of Khartoum be extended by 10 days from Sunday to help slow the spread of the deadly COVID-19 disease, sources..
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Sudan appoints first ambassador to U.S. for decades

Sudan has appointed its first ambassador to the United States for almost a quarter of a century, its foreign ministry said on Monday, in a move to normalise relations after decades of antagonism.
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Few ventilators, little cash: Sudan braces for coronavirus test

With just a few hundred ventilators and international aid slow to materialise, Sudan's fledgling government knows it has an uphill battle against a coronavirus pandemic that has brought far richer..
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Sudan imposes lockdown on capital after 10 new coronavirus cases

Sudan will impose a lockdown on the capital Khartoum for three weeks after 10 more cases of the new coronavirus were discovered on Monday, its information minister said.
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Sudan bans inter-city passenger travel in bid to halt coronavirus

Sudan announced on Sunday that it was banning all passenger road transport between cities and deploying emergency laws to ensure compliance with measures aimed at stopping the spread of the new..
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Sudan's health minister says country needs $120 million to fight coronavirus

Sudan urgently needs $120 million to fight the new coronavirus, the country's health minister told Reuters on Saturday, amid a shortage of the equipment to fight the epidemic which has ravaged richer..
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France knife attack suspect charged with terrorism offences, murder

A man who killed two people in a knife attack in southeastern France at the weekend is a refugee from Sudan and has been charged with terrorism offences and murder, the French anti-terrorist..
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Sudan's minister of defense dies of heart attack in south Sudan

Sudan's minister of defense, Lt Gen Jamaleldin Omar, has died of a heart attack in South Sudan, where he was taking part in peace negotiations between the government and armed movements in Juba, a..
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Sudan imposes 10-hour night-time curfew to curb coronavirus spread

Sudan will impose a nationwide curfew every night starting on Tuesday, beginning at 8 pm (1800 GMT) and lasting until 6 am to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, a member of the ruling..
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Sudan orders arrest of former foreign minister over 1989 coup

The Sudanese prosecutor's office on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former foreign minister Ali Karti for his role in the 1989 coup which brought Omar al-Bashir to power.
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Dress codes and dancing: Sudan sees culture thaw after Bashir

In Sudan's capital Khartoum, a hip-hop producer who had his equipment seized during anti-government protests last year is now free to mix tracks in his studio.
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Sudan closes schools and universities for one month over coronavirus

Sudan has ordered the closure of schools and universities for one month from Saturday to stop the spread of coronavirus, a statement from the prime minister's office said.
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Kenya, Ethiopia join expanding list of African states with coronavirus

Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Guinea all confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, giving the disease a foothold in 18 countries on the African continent.
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Sudan stops visas and flights for eight countries including Egypt over coronavirus: statement

Sudan stopped visa issuances and flight services to eight countries including neighbor Egypt and Italy over fears of the coronavirus outbreak, a government statement said on Thursday.
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U.S. team in Sudan to probe PM assassination attempt: minister

U.S. investigators arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday to help local authorities investigating an assassination attempt that targeted the Sudanese prime minister earlier this week, a..
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Sudan moves against Bashir loyalists after assassination attempt

Sudan's ruling council said on Tuesday it would step up its drive to remove loyalists of former president Omar al-Bashir, a day after the prime minister of the transitional government escaped an..
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Sudan's PM survives assassination attempt in Khartoum

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok survived an assassination attempt targeting his convoy as he headed to work on Monday morning in the capital Khartoum, officials said.
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Sudan's information minister: 'terror attempts' to be dealt with decisively

Sudan's information minister Faisal Salih said on Monday that "terror attempts" and the dismantling of the old regime were matters that would be dealt with decisively, in the first official remarks..
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PM says attempted assassination will not stop 'path of change' in Sudan

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said an assassination attempt which targeted his convoy on Monday would not stop the "path of change" in the country.
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Trump tells Sisi U.S. to pursue efforts for deal on Ethiopia dam: Egypt presidency

U.S. President Donald Trump told Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday that Washington will keep up efforts for a deal among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over a dam Ethiopia is building on..
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Sudan fires scores of diplomats allegedly linked to Bashir

Sudan has fired scores of diplomats for alleged links to the administration of toppled President Omar al-Bashir, a legal committee said on Saturday.
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U.S. to keep working with Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan on Blue Nile dam

The United States will continue to work with Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan until they sign an accord on a giant Blue Nile hydropower dam, after failing to secure signatures from the three countries this..
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Sudan stumbles through transition without fresh donor help

Sudan has made a surprise opening to Israel, announced compensation over the bombing of a U.S. warship 20 years ago, and said it will fully cooperate with the International Criminal Court on cases..
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Sudan to investigate violence against protesters in Khartoum

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Saturday ordered an investigation into a violent crackdown by security forces on protesters in Khartoum.
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Sudan security forces crack down on protest over dismissed officers

Sudanese security forces used teargas and batons on Thursday to disperse thousands of protesters demanding the reinstatement of army officers dismissed last week for refusing to crack down on..
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Revolutionary squads guard Sudan's bakeries to battle corruption

As bakers in flour-stained clothes knead dough and slide trays of loaves into ovens in Sudan's capital, a cluster of yellow-vested volunteers keep watch.
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ICC trial in The Hague one option for Sudan's Bashir: minister

Sudan could send former leader Omar al-Bashir and other suspects to The Hague for trial before the International Criminal Court, but any decision would need approval from military and civilian rulers,..
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