Sudan’s government and rebel leaders gathered on Saturday to drumming, singing and dancing as they signed a landmark peace deal aimed at ending decades of war in which hundreds of thousands died. “Today we have reached a peace agreement. We are happy. We have finished the mission,” Tut Gatluak, head[…]
More than 1,000 people, including opposition leaders and city council election candidates, were arrested on Saturday as police cracked down on an unsanctioned demonstration for fair elections. Hundreds of riot police and members of the national guard were dispatched to the centre of the capital, closing down streets near the[…]
An investigation has found “rogue” military personnel were responsible for killing dozens of Sudanese protesters in the worst violence since the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir. The violent break-up of a protest site by security forces in Khartoum last month left 87 people dead and 168 wounded, a higher[…]
The Syrian government refused the UN envoy’s latest proposal for a truce in Aleppo on Sunday, calling on insurgents to withdraw and saying it would not grant autonomy to the rebel-held east in exchange for calm. UN envoy Staffan de Mistura has proposed that the Syrian government grant eastern Aleppo[…]
Leaders of the Houthi rebel movement battling pro-government forces in southern Yemen have admitted that the intervention of a Saudi Arabia-led international coalition has forced them into retreat. Saudi-backed forces loyal to Yemen’s exiled president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi have turned the tables on Houthi militia fighters in recent weeks[…]
Schools in rebel-held areas in Aleppo will be closed for at least a week after bloody air raids on civilian areas, carried out by the goverment of Bashar al-Assad, a monitor and activists said on Monday. News of the closure comes as fighting between rebel and government forces on Syria’s[…]
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