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Sudan at the start of ‘long road to recovery’, UN chief tells high-level meeting

New York: Sudan is now on the long road to socio-economic recovery, following the establishment of a civilian-led government, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a high-level meeting on Friday, at UN Headquarters in New York.

Sudan: New political transition, bolstered by peacebuilding, could bring long-term stability to Darfur, Security Council told

New York, Aug 27 (IBNS): “Important developments” under way in Sudan since midsummer, including a pledge to end the country’s outstanding conflicts, and the establishment of a new transitional government, could serve to edge the country’s people closer to stability, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix said, briefing the UN Security Council on Monday.  

UN chief welcomes power-sharing deal between Sudanese military and opposition

New York, July 6 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday he was “encouraged” by reports of a newly-inked power-sharing deal between the Forces for Freedom and Change – a coalition of opposition and protest groups – and Sudan’s ruling military council.

Sudan arrests armed elements over shooting in protest

Khartoum, Jul 1 (Xinhua) Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Monday announced arrest of armed elements who fired gun shots at regular forces and citizens during the popular protests in the capital Khartoum on Sunday.

‘Wanton destruction’ in Sudan’s Darfur region, ‘blatant violation’ of international law

New York, June 25 (IBNS): The looting and destruction of UN food relief agency premises and property in Sudan, has prompted the UN-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and UN Country Team, to condemn the assault as a “blatant violation of international humanitarian law”.

Accountability in Sudan ‘crucial’ to avoid ‘further bloodshed’, says UN rights office

New York, June 8 (IBNS): Now in its fifth day, a crackdown by the military authorities in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, with dozens reported killed, has prompted a “gravely concerned” UN human rights office (OHCHR) to propose the “rapid deployment” of a monitoring team to look into allegations of serious rights violations.

Sudan: UN chief deplores excessive force used against pro-democracy protesters, calls on military and civilian leaders to ‘stay the course’ in negotiations

New York, June 4 (IBNS): Security forces in Sudan fired on pro-democracy protesters in the capital Khartoum on Monday, leaving a number of dead and many more injured, prompting the United Nations chief’s condemnation and an appeal for “peaceful dialogue” to resume.

Sudan: UN chief calls for ‘positive momentum’ as civilian rule talks stall between military and opposition

New York, May 17 (IBNS):The UN Secretary-General has commended the progress made so far between Sudan’s military leaders and opposition forces towards agreeing a timetable for a return to civilian rule, following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir just over a month ago.

Fire kills at least 31 in northwest Sudan

Juba, May 7 (Xinhua/UNI) At least 31 people have been killed and 68 others injured in South Sudan's Lol region after a fire broke out in Korok East county on Sunday evening, a local official said on Tuesday.

Sudan military committed to ‘ensuring stability’ and ‘peaceful transition’ says senior diplomat, as UN rights chief appeals for protesters’ rights to be upheld

New York, Apr 13 (IBNS): Sudan’s military has an “overarching duty” to refrain from using violence against protesters and ensure that their human rights are protected amid concerns of a further escalation, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Friday.

UN rights chief Bachelet appeals for dialogue in Sudan amid reports ‘70 killed’ in demonstrations

New York, Apr 10 (IBNS): Sudan’s authorities have an “over-arching responsibility” to protect protesters, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Tuesday, amid reports that 70 people have died in the latest anti-Government clashes.

Sudan: ‘Exercise utmost restraint’ urges Guterres as thousands march in Khartoum, sparking deadly clashes

New York, Apr 9 (IBNS): With security forces reportedly firing tear gas at protesters and signs that there may be division between the army and security forces in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, over how to deal with ongoing demonstrations, the UN chief on Monday called on “all actors to exercise utmost restraint and avoid violence.”

Sudan condemns US recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Khartoum, Mar 26 (Xinhua/UNI) Sudan on Tuesday condemned a decision by the US administration recognizing Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights.

Eight children killed in explosion in Sudan's Omdurman city

Khartoum, Mar 24 (Xinhua/UNI) Sudanese police announced that eight children were killed on Saturday due to the explosion of "a strange object" in Sudan's Omdurman city, Sudan's Ashorooq TV channel reported.

Sudan: UN rights chief alarmed over ‘excessive force’, alleged use of live fire against protestors

New York, Jan 18 (IBNS): The reported use of “excessive force” against demonstrators across Sudan over food and fuel shortages that has led to the deaths of at least 24 people is “deeply worrying”, the UN’s top human rights official, Michelle Bachelet, said on Thursday.