Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

Members of the Sudanese army's Special Mission Forces batallion in the Northern State hold a parade in Karima city on May 19, 2024. - Sudan has been in the throes of conflict for over a year between the regular army led by de facto ruler Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the RSF led by his former deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo. (Photo by AFP)

Toll from clashes in Sudan’s El-Fasher now at least 134

At least 134 people have died at a single hospital in the Darfur city of El-Fasher in western Sudan, Doctors without Borders said on Sunday, including one MSF team member.
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Patients receive treatment at the Gedaref Oncology Hospital in eastern Sudan on May 1, 2024. - The fighting in Sudan broke out in April 2023 between the regular army, headed by Sudan's de facto leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led by his former deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo. The Sudan war has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 8.5 million people to flee their homes in what the United Nations has called the "largest displacement crisis in the world". (Photo by AFP)

At least 27 killed in renewed clashes in Sudan’s El-Fasher: UN

Clashes reignited between the Sudanese army and rival paramilitaries earlier this week in the key Darfur town of El-Fasher, the United Nations said Sunday, killing at least 27 people in one day.
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A handout picture provided by Sudan's Transitional Sovereignty Council on August 29, 2023, shows Sudanese Army chief and the council's chairman General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (R) boarding an airplane heading for Egypt at Port Sudan's airport. - General Burhan is expected to hold talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi "on the latest developments in Sudan and bilateral ties between the two countries", the council said in a statement. (Photo by - / Sudan's Transitional Sovereignty Council / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SUDAN'S TRANSITIONAL SOVEREIGNTY COUNCIL" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SUDAN'S TRANSITIONAL SOVEREIGNTY COUNCIL" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS /

Sudan army chief visits Egypt as deadly violence grips Darfur

Sudan's army chief travelled Tuesday to Egypt on his first trip abroad since the outbreak of war in April, with the latest violence killing dozens of civilians in battle-scarred Darfur.
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(COMBO) This combination of pictures shows Sudan's army chief, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (R) in Juba on October, 14, 2019; and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (L), who commands the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), addressing the media upon his return from Russia at Khartoum airport on March 2, 2022. (Photos by Ashraf SHAZLY and Akuot Chol / AFP)

Sudan refuses to attend regional peace talks in Ethiopia

Sudan's government on Monday refused to participate in a regional meeting to resolve the crisis in the conflict-wracked nation, accusing Kenya, which chaired the talks, of favouring rival forces.
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In this picture taken on June 20, 2023, wounded people receive treatment at the al-Bashayer hospital in northern Khartoum. (Photo by - / AFP)

Air strikes, artillery, killings in Sudan as aid stalls

Artillery fire, air strikes and gun battles rocked Sudan's capital on Saturday, witnesses told AFP, as the UN urged a stop to "wanton killings
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A general view of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Guba, Ethiopia. (AFP)

Ethiopia to launch fourth filling of controversial dam

Ethiopia is preparing to launch the fourth filling of its mega-dam reservoir on the Blue Nile, the country's deputy prime minister announced Thursday, despite opposition from its downstream neighbour Egypt.
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(FILES) People walk among scattered objects in the market of El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur, on April 29, 2023, as fighting continues in Sudan between the forces of two rival generals. - Sudan's devastating war raged on into a third month on June 15, 2023, as the reported death toll topped 2,000 and after a state governor was killed in the remote Darfur region. (Photo by - / AFP)

72-hour truce between Sudan’s warring generals takes effect

A 72-hour ceasefire between Sudan's warring generals took effect on Sunday to allow for the delivery of desperately needed aid to the country
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A video still of fighters from the Sudanese paramilitary Rapid Support Forces in the East Nile district of greater Khartoum on 23 April. Photograph: Rapid Support Forces (RSF)/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan war death toll surges past 2,000 as fighting enters third month

Sudan's devastating war raged on into a third month Thursday as the reported death toll topped 2,000 and after a provincial governor was killed in the remote Darfur region.
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(COMBO) This combination of pictures shows Sudan's army chief, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (R) in Juba on October, 14, 2019; and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (L), who commands the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), addressing the media upon his return from Russia at Khartoum airport on March 2, 2022. (Photos by Ashraf SHAZLY and Akuot Chol / AFP)

Sudan’s conflict enters third month

Sudan's devastating war raged into a third month on Thursday, as a governor's killing marked a new escalation in the western region of Darfur.
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(COMBO) This combination of pictures shows Sudan's army chief, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan (R) in Juba on October, 14, 2019; and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (L), who commands the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), addressing the media upon his return from Russia at Khartoum airport on March 2, 2022. (Photos by Ashraf SHAZLY and Akuot Chol / AFP)

Sudan army chief won’t meet enemy general: govt official

Sudan's army chief is not ready to meet the enemy general he's been at war with for eight weeks, a government official said Tuesday after a regional bloc proposed a face-to-face encounter
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A vehicle of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces drives down al-Sittin (sixty) road in Khartoum, on May 22, 2023, as fighting persists between two rival generals. - Gunfire and explosions rocked Sudan's capital on May 22 morning hours before a one-week humanitarian ceasefire was due to take effect, the latest after a series of truces that have all been violated. (Photo by - / AFP)

Fighting rages in Sudan’s capital as truce deadline nears

Gunfire and explosions rocked Sudan's capital Monday, hours before a one-week humanitarian ceasefire was to take effect after a series of previous truce announcements were all violated.
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Smoke billows over buildings in Khartoum on May 1, 2023 as deadly clashes between rival generals' forces have entered their third week. - The top United Nations humanitarian official is heading to the Sudan region due to the "rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis" in the conflict-racked country, the UN chief said. (Photo by - / AFP)

UN says Sudan near ‘breaking point’ as battles flare despite truce

Gun battles and explosions again rocked Sudan's capital Monday despite the latest truce agreed between warring generals as the United Nations described a humanitarian catastrophe.
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