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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) and Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok shake hands before meeting in the capital city of Juba, South Sudan, Sept. 12, 2019.

Sudan, South Sudan leaders agree to reopen borders

The agreement between new Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, reached late Thursday, is significant because several border areas remain closed, including Heglig in South Sudan’s former Unity State, Kafiakinji in Raja in South Sudan, and El-Khurasana in Sudan’s Western Kordofan state.
Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok addresses a press conference to unveil his cabinet in Khartoum on September 5, 2019. AFP

First Sudan cabinet since Omar al-Bashir sworn in

Sudan swore in its first cabinet since the removal of former president Omar al-Bashir in April following nationwide protests against his rule.
Sudanese protesters in the capital Khartoum, rallying against the paramilitaries’ impunity after the killing of four high school students in central Sudan. Ashraf Shazly-AFP-Getty Images

Sudan’s persecuted Christians eye long-sought freedom

Sudan's Christians suffered decades of persecution under the regime of Islamist general Omar al-Bashir. Now they hope his downfall will give the religious freedom they have long prayed for.
Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan

Sudan forms transition government to lead country to civilian rule

Sudan’s military leaders and the country’s pro-democracy opposition movement have formed an 11-member sovereign council to lead the country through a three-year transitional period towards civilian rule, state news agency SUNA reported.
Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir is due to go on trial today for corruption allegations, which brought down his 30-year rule.

Sudan docks ex-presidentfor corruption

Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir is due to go on trial today for corruption allegations, which brought down his 30-year rule.
Abiy Ahmed - Ethiopia - AP

Ethiopian premier arrives for signing ceremony of Sudan’s political declarations

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday arrived in Khartoum to attend the signing ceremony of Sudan’s transitional period documents.
Sudanese protesters in the capital Khartoum, rallying against the paramilitaries’ impunity after the killing of four high school students in central Sudan. Ashraf Shazly-AFP-Getty Images

Jubilation in Sudan as agreement to hand over power to the people is set...

The ruling military and leaders of the protest in Sudan must seal on Saturday a historic agreement paving the way for a transfer of power to civilians, which the population hopes will bring them more freedom and a better life.
Sudan’s main opposition alliance will nominate economist Abdalla Hamdok to serve as prime minister in the country’s transitional government, sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Sudan opposition picks economist as first post-Bashir prime minister

Sudan’s main opposition alliance will nominate economist Abdalla Hamdok to serve as prime minister in the country’s transitional government, sources told Reuters on Thursday.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the new head of the Sudanese interim military council, met with gulf envoys on Tuesday (AFP)

Sudan ruling military council foils attempted coup – state TV

Sudan's ruling military council foiled an attempted military coup and at least 16 officers were arrested, state-run TV reported late on Thursday.
Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the new head of the Sudanese interim military council, met with gulf envoys on Tuesday (AFP)

Sudan 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.

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