Court ruling on Sudan's al-Bashir leaves South Africa 'in a fix'

Jun 15, 2015

Court ruling on Sudan's al-Bashir leaves South Africa 'in a fix'

South Africa will have to defy its own judiciary or risk the wrath of other African nations if the High Court orders the government to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on war crimes and genocide charges. Judge Hans Fabricius told the government Sunday ...

Sudan defends seizure of newspapers, TV channel says

Feb 18, 2015

Sudan defends seizure of newspapers, TV channel says

Sudanese authorities defended the seizure of more than a dozen newspapers, saying the practice would continue if publications were seen to threaten national security, Ashorooq television channel reported. Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service confiscated the print runs of 14 newspapers on Monday, the ...

Jan 24, 2015

Hospital 'targeted' in Sudan government air raid: MSF

A Sudanese warplane deliberately targeted one of the few hospitals operating in South Kordofan state, where ethnic minority rebels have been fighting government troops, an international medical charity charged Friday. Two people were wounded in the Tuesday raid in Frandala in the Nuba Mountains, ...

Dec 27, 2014

Sudan steps up pressure on U.N. as it reviews Darfur force

Sudan’s government is stepping up pressure on the United Nations as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepares recommendations on the future of a joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in the country’s violence-racked Darfur region. In the government’s latest move, President Omar al-Bashir ordered the expulsion of ...

Dec 26, 2014

Refugees drown in river 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 U.N. refugee agency said Thursday. The accident happened as a group of from the Shegarab-1 camp in the eastern ...