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 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(...)

Sudan’s ruling military council for the first time admitted  that it had ordered the dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in, which left dozens dead, as US and African diplomats stepped up efforts for a solution to the country’s political crisis. Photograph:  Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s ruling military has acknowledged that security forces committed violations when they moved in to disperse a protest sit-in camp outside securi(...)

Members of Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces patrol Nile street in the capital Khartoum on Monday.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A violent counter-revolution is under way in Sudan. In a pattern reminiscent of events in Egypt in 2013 and in Algeria just this year, the overthrow o(...)

A campaign  to demand civilian rule left the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum largely deserted. Pictured above are closed stalls in  the Omdurman market on Sunday. Photograph:  Marwan Ali/EPA

A campaign of civil disobedience to demand civilian rule left the streets of Sudan’s capital Khartoum largely deserted as the working week began on Su(...)

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, arrives to mediate in the political crisis that has followed after the overthrow of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, at the airport in Khartoum, Sudan on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

Ethiopia’s prime minister sought to mediate Sudan’s political crisis on Friday, urging military rulers and civilian opposition to exercise “bravery” i(...)

Members of Sudan’s security forces patrol in Khartoum on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sudan has been suspended from the African Union (AU) amid growing fears that splits among the ruling military regime could lead to civil war and anarc(...)

Protesters block a sidestreet in  Khartoum on Tuesday to stop military vehicles from driving through. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s military leader has offered to reopen talks with pro-democracy campaigners, days after paramilitary troops in the capital broke up a two-month(...)

A protester flashes the victory sign in front of burning tires and debris near the army headquarters in Khartoum, Sudan, on Monday. Photograph:  AP

Sudan’s military leaders have provoked fears that they are abandoning plans to pass power to civilians by announcing they will hold earlier than expec(...)

Sudanese protesters are gathered during a sit-in outside military headquarters after clashing with security forces in Khartoum. Photograph:  Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP/Getty

Sudan’s civilian protesters have vowed to continue their weeks-long sit-in outside Khartoum’s army headquarters, after negotiations between the milita(...)

Sudanese protesters  wave placards during a demonstration in Khartoum on Tuesday. At least four people were killed on Monday in new clashes between protesters and  security forces. Photograph: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s military and civilian protest leaders say they have agreed on a three-year transition to democratic rule, raising hopes for a resolution to t(...)

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