Sudanese women and a youth walk together in the capital Khartoum’s district of Jureif Ghar amid movement restrictions aimed to curb the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty

In the Sudanese capital Khartoum, people with coronavirus symptoms are refusing to go to hospital, despite the city becoming a centre of infection. (...)

 Sudan’s veteran opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi has called  for an ‘objective’ international investigation into last week’s deadly crackdown on protesters, after the ruling military council rejected such an intervention. Photograph: Yasuyoshi China/AFP/Getty Images

Outside mediation is needed to defuse Sudan’s crisis because the ruling military council and opposition distrust each other too deeply for direct tal(...)

Omar Hassan al-Bashir: the president says Sunday’s  measure  necessary to solve “the state of distress and frustration faced by the country during the last period”. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

President Omar al-Bashir dissolved the Sudanese government on Sunday in a bid to fix its crisis-hit economy. The announcement included a cut in the n(...)

A pregnant woman with other displaced people, cooking and cleaning clothes in the early evening in Yambio – the area was once considered one of the most peaceful and productive parts of the country, but the spiraling civil war has sent farmers fleeing. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Simon Burete was weeding his peanut field a few weeks ago when he saw smoke coming from his house. He ran as fast as he could. He and his wife, Angeli(...)

A boy has his arm measured to see if he is suffering from malnutrition during a nutritional assessment at an emergency medical facility supported by UNICEF in Kuach,  South Sudan. Photograph: Kate Holt/UNICEF via AP

More than 100,000 people in South Sudan are experiencing famine, and millions are threatened by starvation if the international community fails to act(...)

Haider Altegani. Photograph: Fran Veale

When Haider Altegani worked as an archaeological inspector on excavations, digs in the vast Saharan desert could last up to four months. The team of (...)

British prime minister David Cameron said the treatment of Meriam Ibrahim was ‘barbaric and has no place in today’s world’. Photograph: Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron has urged the Sudanese government to lift the “barbaric” death sentence handed to a woman for marrying a Christia(...)

President of South Sudan Salva Kiir (left) welcomes his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir (centre) in Juba, South Sudan, for talks to aid efforts for a ceasefire deal. Photograph: Phillip Dhil

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir has arrived in Juba for talks with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir, while China has called for an immed(...)

An internally displaced man holds his son inside a United Nations Missions in Sudan (UNMIS) compound in Juba today. South Sudanese government troops battled to regain control of a flashpoint town and sent forces to quell fighting in a vital oil producing area today, the fifth day of a conflict that that has deepended ethnic divisions in the two-year-old nation. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
UN base in South Sudan stormed
  • Africa
  • December 19, 2013, 16:19

A United Nations base sheltering civilians in South Sudan was stormed today, with peacekeepers among the believed casualties. The compound of the UN m(...)