Why Russia is smuggling gold from Sudan

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Russia has been smuggling gold out of Sudan for the last year and a half to compensate for economic losses due to Western sanctions over its war in Ukraine, according to Sudanese officials who spoke with CNN. Sudanese sources recounted at least 16 Russian gold smuggling flights out of Russia in … Continue reading Why Russia is smuggling gold from Sudan

Sudan agrees on ICC investigation of war crimes in Dafur

Sudan's transitional authorities and rebel groups from Darfur have agreed that those wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes in the region should appear before the tribunal, officials have said. The announcement was made on Tuesday in Juba, the capital of neighbouring South Sudan, where the two sides are engaged in peace talks. "We can only … Continue reading Sudan agrees on ICC investigation of war crimes in Dafur

Hungry lions saved from wildlife park in Sudan

A malnourished lion rests inside its cage at Al-Qureshi Park in Khartoum, Sudan January 24, 2020. Conservationists in Sudan are trying to save four lions they say have been underfed and neglected in a wildlife park in the capital Khartoum, after one lion died earlier this week. A wildlife veterinarian takes samples from a malnourished … Continue reading Hungry lions saved from wildlife park in Sudan

Sudan says no military solution to the war in Yemen

Sudan has 5,000 troops operating in Yemen, down from a peak of 15,000, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday, adding that he believed no military solution was possible. Briefing journalists on his return from Washington, Hamdok said there had been no discussions during his visit about withdrawing the troops. “Regarding Yemen we said that … Continue reading Sudan says no military solution to the war in Yemen

Middle Eastern power brokers in Sudan

In Sudan, the revolutionaries who overthrew President Omar al-Bashir and who continue to organize, are well aware of the threat posed by neighboring Arab countries. Protesters’ murals show the people rejecting the interfering hands of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One of the most popular chants is “Victory or Egypt”, voicing activists’ determination … Continue reading Middle Eastern power brokers in Sudan

16 lives lost to stray bullets in Sudan

At least 16 people were killed and 20 others wounded by stray bullets at protests and sit-ins on Thursday and Friday, a Sudanese police spokesman said in a statement on Saturday as the nation waited to hear from its newly appointed leader. Government buildings and private property were also attacked, spokesman Hashem Ali added. The … Continue reading 16 lives lost to stray bullets in Sudan

Woman gets a 5-year sentence for killing rapist husband

A teenager in Sudan who was given the death penalty for killing her husband, who she says raped her, has had the sentence reduced to five years on appeal, her lawyer said on Tuesday. The court in Khartoum commuted Noura Hussein’s death penalty to five years as well as ordered her to pay blood money … Continue reading Woman gets a 5-year sentence for killing rapist husband

Swimming Pool Death: A Russian Ambassador dies under questionable circumstances

Russia’s ambassador to Sudan, Mirgayas Shirinskiy, was found dead in his swimming pool Wednesday — the fourth Russian envoy to die in just eight months. Police found him at his home in home in the country’s capital, Khartoum, officials said. Doctors came immediately, but were not able to save him, according to Russian state media. Shirinskiy, … Continue reading Swimming Pool Death: A Russian Ambassador dies under questionable circumstances