In the thousands of years of Sudanese Nuba wrestling history, there had never been anything like it: A barefoot Japanese diplomat in a tight-fitting blue singlet stepping onto the sandy pitch to take on Sudan’s toughest.Wednesday, 4 September, 2013, 11:02am
The attack near the peacekeepers’ base at Manawashi, north of the South Darfur state capital Nyala, adds to deteriorating security in Sudan’s far-west region.15 Jul 2013 - 4:46am
Sudan yesterday cancelled nine security and economic pacts with South Sudan, ending a brief interlude of harmonious relations after border clashes.
"We will stop all nine agreements, not only oil," the country's information minister, Ahmed Bilal Osman, said.10 Jun 2013 - 3:37am
Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan.26 May 2013 - 7:29am
The Chinese government has long encouraged businesses to invest in agriculture abroad, and Xi Jinping's first foreign trip as president in the past week involved visits to three African countries.31 Mar 2013 - 6:06am 2 comments
Six underground tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the US state of Washington are leaking radioactive waste, but there is no immediate risk to public health, Governor Jay Inslee said.24 Feb 2013 - 6:25am
Rebels on rampage at Syria's religious sites24 Jan 2013 - 4:37am
Armed men kidnapped four Chinese nationals and five Sudanese workers engaged in road construction in Sudan's strife-ridden Darfur region, the official Suna news agency reported yesterday.15 Jan 2013 - 4:55am
The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan have agreed on Saturday, to demilitarise their shared borders and revive a stalled oil exportation deal that has lagged for months over disputes on the setup of security arrangements in the border regions.6 Jan 2013 - 11:13am
Sudan arrested its former spy chief and other senior military and security officers yesterday after foiling what officials said was a plot to incite chaos and target leaders.
Witnesses said they saw army tanks and armoured vehicles moving down a main street in the centre of Khartoum around midnight, but life in the city was normal during the day with shops in the centre bustling.23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am
Sudan’s foreign ministry on Monday denied that Iran had any involvement in a military factory which Khartoum says was attacked by Israeli aircraft last week.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms what is known by all: that Iran has no need to manufacture weapons in Sudan, for Iran or for its allies,” the ministry said in a statement.30 Oct 2012 - 5:48am
Sudanese government officials met in urgent session after accusing Israel of a deadly missile strike on a military factory in Khartoum, 18 months after alleging a similar raid by the Jewish state.25 Oct 2012 - 4:05pm
Sudan has accused Israel of carrying out missile strikes against a military factory that killed two people in Khartoum overnight and threatened retaliatory action.
"We think Israel did the bombing," culture and information minister Ahmed Bilal Osman told a news conference. "We reserve the right to react at a place and time we choose."25 Oct 2012 - 4:45am
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A Sudanese military transport plane crashed in the desert outside the capital Khartoum on Sunday, killing some and injuring others, the army said.
“The pilot informed the airport that he had a problem with one of his engines,” before the plane went down west of Jebel Aulia, Sawarmi Khaled Saad, the Sudanese army spokesman, said.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am