Food aid looted on massive scale in South Sudan

Jul 17, 2016

Food aid looted on massive scale in South Sudan

In looting on an epic scale, a month’s worth of food aid for over 220,000 South Sudanese was stolen in just two days — along with the giant warehouses that stored it. As fighting raged between rival forces in the capital, Juba, last week, ...

May 24, 2016

China in 'preliminary' deal for Sudan's first atomic plant

A Chinese state-owned company has signed a “preliminary” deal with Sudan to build the east African country’s first nuclear power plant, an official in Khartoum said on Tuesday. The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the electricity ministry on ...

Apr 7, 2016

U.N. says 138,000 people displaced in new fighting in Darfur

An escalation in fighting in Darfur has forced 138,000 people to flee their homes since mid-January and there is no end in sight to the 13-year conflict in Sudan’s vast western region, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Wednesday. Herve Ladsous painted a grim picture ...

Noted Sudanese Islamist al-Turabi dies aged 84

Mar 6, 2016

Noted Sudanese Islamist al-Turabi dies aged 84

Hassan al-Turabi, the Sudanese Islamist who played a key role in the 1989 coup that brought President Omar al-Bashir to power and who once hosted al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, died Saturday at the age of 84. Al-Turabi championed radical Islam in the 1990s, ...