JUBA, Oct 4: Sudan’s power-sharing government and several rebel groups on Saturday formalised a peace agreement aimed at resolving decades of conflict which left millions displaced and hundreds of thousands dead.

CAIRO, March 25: Sudan’s minister of defense, Lt Gen Jamaleldin Omar, has died of a heart attack in South Sudan, where he was taking part in peace negotiations between the government and armed movements in Juba, a spokesman for the Sudanese army said early on Wednesday.

KHARTOUM, Dec 30: A Sudanese court sentenced 27 members of the national intelligence service to death by hanging on Monday over the killing of a teacher in detention in February during protests that led to the overthrow of former president Omar al-Bashir.

KHARTOUM, Dec 14: A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility, the first ruling against the ex-leader ousted by mass unrest.

Arab winter of discontent

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BEIRUT – A new wave of revolts is shaking the Arab world, with Lebanon and Iraq now joining Sudan and Algeria. Recent mass protests in each country have mobilized millions of people from all walks of life, all of whom are angry over the deterioration of economic conditions, which is seen as being exacerbated by mismanagement and poor governance.

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KHARTOUM, Sept 14: There have been five confirmed deaths from cholera in Sudan’s Blue Nile state since Aug. 28, the health ministry said in a statement.

KHARTOUM, July 27: The head of a Sudanese investigative committee said on Saturday that 87 people were killed and 168 wounded on June 3 when a sit-in protest was violently broken up by security forces.

KHARTOUM, July 1: Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sudan’s capital and elsewhere in the country Sunday calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

KHARTOUM, June 30: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Khartoum on Sunday demanding the ruling military hand over to civilians, in the largest demonstrations since a deadly security service raid on a protest camp three weeks ago.

NEW YORK, June 12: “At least 19 children have reportedly been killed in Sudan and another 49 have been injured since June 3. I am gravely concerned at the impact of the continuing violence and unrest in the country on children and young people, especially the reported use of excessive force against peaceful protestors.

VATICAN CITY, June 9:  Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for peace in Sudan following a bloody crackdown by security forces on pro-democracy protesters in Khartoum last week.

KHARTOUM, June 6: Sudanese protest organizers are reporting seven more deaths in the country’s political turmoil, raising the death toll to 108 since security forces attacked a pro-democracy demonstration outside military headquarters in Khartoum at the beginning of the week.

CAIRO, June 5: The number of people killed since security forces stormed a protest camp outside Sudan’s Defence Ministry in central Khartoum two days ago has risen significantly to 60, a doctors group linked to the opposition said on Wednesday.

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KHARTOUM, June 4: 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 Monday, unleashing furious volleys of gunfire, burning down tents and killing at least 35 people, witnesses and protest leaders said.

KHARTOUM, June 3: Sudanese security forces have moved against a protest sit-in camp in the capital Monday, besieging the site and setting fire to tents, witnesses and protest leaders said. Machine gun fire and explosions were heard and smoke rose from the area.

KHARTOUM, May 31: The satellite news channel Al-Jazeera said Friday that Sudan shut down its bureau, just as the country’s military government warned that the Khartoum sit-in that helped bring ruler Omar al-Bashir’s ouster had “become a threat to the revolution.”

KHARTOUM, April 19: Thousands of protesters demanding an end to military rule flocked to the sit-in outside Sudan’s Defence Ministry on Friday, in the biggest turnout in the center of the capital since last week when former President Omar al-Bashir was ousted and a military council took over.

SUDAN, April 16: Sudanese protesters have hardened their stand, demanding a transitional military council be scrapped and immediately replaced with civilian rule as Tuesday they refused to end a days-long sit-in outside army headquarters.

After 30 years in power, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been arrested and deposed by the military, following nearly four months of protests against his rule. The army has also taken over the country for the next two years and imposed a three-month state of emergency, plunging the nation into new uncertainty.

KHARTOUM, April 15: Sudan’s main protest group on Sunday demanded the immediate handover of power to a civilian transitional government, saying it would keep up the street demonstrations which ousted former President Omar al-Bashir last week to achieve its aims.

KHARTOUM, April 13: Sudan’s defense minister stepped down abruptly on Friday as head of the country’s transitional ruling military council after only a day in the post, as protesters demanded quicker political change following President Omar al-Bashir’s ouster by the armed forces.

Sudan's new military rulers vowed Friday to open a dialogue with all political groups on forming a civilian government as protesters railed against their seizure of power after ousting president Omar al-Bashir.

KHARTOUM, April 11: Sudanese President Omar Hassan Bashir, who weathered multiple armed rebellions, economic crises and attempts by the West to make him a pariah, was forced to step down by the military on Thursday after popular protests.

KHARTOUM, April 11: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down and consultations are underway to form a transitional council to run the country, government sources and a provincial minister said on Thursday.

Thousands of Sudanese protesters rallied outside the army's headquarters in the capital Sunday for a second day calling on the military to back them in demands that President Omar al-Bashir resign as police fired tear gas to disperse them.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: More than 125,000 men and women have already served over 42 peacekeeping missions in the last 50 years.

CAIRO, Dec 29 : Thousands demonstrated Friday in nearly two dozen neighborhoods of the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, calling for President Omar Bashir to step down, according to activists, keeping up the pressure on the autocratic general-turned-president who has been in power for nearly 30 years.

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CAIRO, Sept 10: On Sunday evening Sudanese President Omar Bashir ordered the country's Government of National Accord be dissolved, while the number of ministries in the country should be reduced from 31 to 21, local media reported.

SUDAN, Aug 16: At least 24 children have drowned as their boat sank in the middle of the Nile River in Sudan, according to state media, SUNA. The kids were on their way to school when their boat’s engine failed then capsized owing to heavy rains and a strong current where the vessel was trying to cross a 2.5km wide stretch of water.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Nepali UN peacekeepers deployed in South Sudan have facilitated the locals with improved access to clean water.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Nepal Army (NA) has formed a Board of Inquiry to investigate into the alleged involvement of NA peacekeepers serving in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan in child rapes.

The world's last male northern white rhino,Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength."

WASHINGTON, Feb 2: The United States is set to announce an arms embargo against South Sudan on Friday, three sources familiar with the decision told Reuters, stepping up pressure against President Salva Kiir to end the country’s civil war and humanitarian crisis.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The Nepali Police Unit was awarded the United Nations Medal for its service in South Sudan. In awarding the medals, the Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, praised the contingent of 320 police officers – 180 based in the capital Juba and 140 based in Bor, in the Jonglei region, for “their commendable contribution to the Mission’s core mandate which is to protect civilians and to build durable peace in South Sudan.”

KATHMANDU, June 28: Former Senior Superintendent of Nepal Police, Ravi Pratap Rana, one of the convicts in the infamous Sudan scam, has been sent to jail.

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 2:  Fifteen young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines, South Sudan's government announced Friday.

KATHMANDU, APRIL 30: The Supreme Court has declared three former chiefs of Nepal Police guilty in the high-profile Sudan APC scam and sentenced them up to two years behind bars.

Sudan captors free 3 including 2 Nepalis

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KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Three UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) staff including two Nepalis who were abducted from Sudan have been released.

KHARTOUM, Nov 28: Armed men have abducted three UN refugee agency staffers, including two Nepali nationals, from Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region, a local government official told AFP on Monday.

Govt. asked to appear in SC on Sudan Scam

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KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an order in the name of government to appear before the court for a hearing on Sudan scam.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Metropolitan Police Circle Office, Lainchaur on Friday said that the Saudi Arabian man arrested on charge of attempting to rape a sixteen-year old girl in a Thamel-based hotel room is originally from Sudan but had been working in Saudi Arabia.

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 13: The U.S. military in Africa said Wednesday it has sent 40 additional soldiers to South Sudan's capital, Juba, to help secure American personnel and facilities in the war-torn city, while South Sudanese trying to flee the country by road reported attacks, killings and robberies by armed men.

NAIROBI, (Kenya), July 10: A burst of heavy gunfire has been heard in South Sudan's capital, Juba, shattering a precarious calm that had settled here after more than 100 people died in fighting Friday night