War crimes continuing in Sudan's Darfur region, Amnesty warns

World / Crime & Legal Jun 12, 2019

War crimes continuing in Sudan's Darfur region, Amnesty warns

Sudanese security forces have continued to commit "war crimes and other serious human rights violations" in the Darfur region, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as the African country has been rocked by political turmoil following the military's ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April. Based on ...

George Clooney urges action on Sudan generals' assets

Entertainment News Jun 12, 2019

George Clooney urges action on Sudan generals' assets

Hollywood star and activist George Clooney on Tuesday urged the international community to go after illicit money from Sudan, voicing hope that financial pressure would change the calculus for generals who violently put down pro-democracy protests. Clooney — a longtime campaigner for human rights in ...

Sudan protesters launch general strike after crackdown by military

World Jun 9, 2019

Sudan protesters launch general strike after crackdown by military

Shops were closed and streets were empty across Sudan on Sunday, the first day of a general strike called by protest leaders demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) had called on people to stay home starting Sunday, ...

African Union suspends Sudan until civilian-led authority is established

World Jun 7, 2019

African Union suspends Sudan until civilian-led authority is established

The African Union (AU) suspended Sudan on Thursday, demanding a "civilian-led transitional authority" to resolve an entrenched and bloody crisis. Calls for the AU to take action had mounted after Monday's crackdown on protesters who had camped outside army headquarters in Khartoum. Sudanese authorities admitted dozens ...

Khartoum residents in 'state of terror' after bloody crackdown by military

World Jun 7, 2019

Khartoum residents in 'state of terror' after bloody crackdown by military

Fearful Sudanese hid indoors Thursday as heavily armed paramilitaries roamed the capital following a crackdown on protesters that authorities admitted had left dozens dead and prompted the African Union to suspend Khartoum. Members of the Rapid Support Forces, who rights groups say have their origins ...

Sudan troops move to crush democracy movement, killing at least 30

World Jun 4, 2019

Sudan troops move to crush democracy movement, killing at least 30

Sudan's ruling military moved to crush the protest movement opposing its grip on power as security forces overran the main sit-in site in the capital early Monday, unleashing furious volleys of gunfire, burning down tents and killing at least 30 people, witnesses and protest ...

Sudanese forces storm protest camp, at least nine dead: medics

World Jun 3, 2019

Sudanese forces storm protest camp, at least nine dead: medics

Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday morning and at least nine people were reported to have been killed in the worst violence since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Footage broadcast by al-Hadath and Jazeera television ...