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UN refugee agency concerned by abduction of Eritrean asylum-seekers in eastern Sudan

5 June 2015 – An armed group opened fire on a convoy transporting Eritrean asylum-seekers in eastern Sudan and kidnapped 14 of...

Sudan: UN human rights expert deeply concerned about an uncertain future for IDPs in...

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 28, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The newly appointed UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan,...

Dialogues needed to tackle violence against women, ‘accountability deficit’ in Sudan – UN expert

27 May 2015 – More open and constructive dialogues should be held among Sudanese stakeholders as a top priority to address ‘the silence and...
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#Apostasy: Sentenced Christian Sudanese woman gives birth in jail

A Christian Sudanese woman, sentenced to hang for apostasy in a case that sparked an international outcry, has given birth in jail, a Western diplomat said on Tuesday. "She gave birth to a girl today," said the diplomat, who is familiar with the case…
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Western embassies express deep concern over apostasy case in Islamist Sudan

Western embassies in Sudan expressed "deep concern" on Tuesday over the case of a woman who activists say risks a death sentence for apostasy. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, who says she is Christian, was convicted last Sunday in the Khartoum-area district…
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Hundreds of illegal migrants abandoned by traffickers rescued in Sudan

Hundreds of exhausted illegal migrants reached the safety of a northern Sudanese town Saturday, an AFP journalist said, after 10 died when human traffickers abandoned them in the desert. A convoy of six Sudanese army trucks delivered the migrants to…
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Ten migrants die, hundreds rescued in Sudan-Libya desert

Ten migrants have died among some 300 abandoned by smugglers in the scorching Sudanese-Libyan desert, with the others in poor condition, Sudanese officials said Wednesday. "They are hungry and thirsty," Abdelaziz Hassan Salih, a senior official of Sudan…
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Qatar in biggest ever funding for Sudan archaeology

Sudan's rich but under-developed archaeological heritage has received an unprecedented $135 million (98 million euros) in funding from the Gulf state of Qatar, Sudanese officials said on Sunday. The money will support 29 projects including the rehabilitation…
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Sudan’s Bashir to visit Juba Monday

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir will visit South Sudan Monday, state radio said, as negotiators in Ethiopia prepared formal ceasefire talks over three weeks of fighting in the world's youngest country. Radio Omdurman said Sunday that Bashir would meet…
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Bodies litter liberated South Sudan town

In the shade of a tree close to the slow waters of the White Nile river, a body killed during the fighting over South Sudan's town of Bor gathers flies. On the bumpy road towards the heavily fortified compound of the United Nations peacekeepers, another…