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# Khartoum

Last month
September 2023
At least 40 people dead after military air strike hits Sudanese capital Khartoum
Over 2.8 million people have fled the Sudanese capital, whose pre-war population was around five million.
At least five dead in Khartoum air strikes
A civil war between the military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has raged since April.
This year
Sudan: 'She was caring for her own children as well as two others separated from their parents'
As a million flee Sudan, a crisis is unfolding along its border, writes Rosamond Bennett of Christian Aid.
Explosions and gunfire rock Khartoum as war in Sudan rages on and army calls for new recruits
The fighting “began at 4 am and is still going,” one resident said.
Fighting rocks Sudanese capital again as disease threatens those displaced by the conflict
2.2 million have been forced from their homes inside the country.
New truce between Sudan's warring generals takes effect
Multiple truces have been agreed and broken during the conflict.
Inside the military and diplomatic mission to evacuate Irish citizens from Sudan
A report by
Niall O'Connor
Earlier this week The Journal spoke to two officers who devised and planned the Sudan ECAT in which more than 200 people were rescued.
Bombardments, bandit raids and carjackings: Life in Sudan for the Irish aid agency staff
There are 230 Goal aid workers still in the African country where fighting has continued despite multiple ceasefires.
Battles rage in capital just hours after Sudan factions agree to ceasefire
The ceasefire is set to go into effect at 9.45pm (19.45 GMT) tomorrow.
Blasts rock Khartoum as warring sides meet to prevent 'humanitarian catastrophe'
More than 750 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced since fighting erupted on 15 April.
US warns that Sudan fighting could turn into 'protracted' conflict
US President Joe Biden threatened to impose sanctions on those responsible for the conflict which has killed hundreds in less than three weeks.
209 Irish citizens and their dependents flee Sudan as ceasefire extended
The Sudanese Armed Forces and the rival Rapid Support Forces both confirmed a three-day extension of a truce that was due to end at midnight.
Fighting enters third week in Sudan despite new truce
Protesters gathered on O’Connell Street in Dublin today in solidarity with the people of Sudan.
Fighting continues in Sudan despite ceasefire deal being extended by three days
There have been multiple truce efforts since fighting broke out on 15 April between Sudan’s army and the paramilitary group RSF.
‘People will die of hunger if they survive bullets’: Concern’s Sudan director pleads for peace
‘There will be a famine situation and people will die of hunger even if they survive the bullets.’
Close to 90 Irish citizens evacuated from Sudan as fears mount for current ceasefire
The 88 Irish citizens have been evacuated on flights by EU partners and the UK.
Tánaiste Michéal Martin has thanked "our international partners for continued support" in so far evacuating 88 Irish citizens.
Irish Embassies in Jordan, Egypt, and Cyprus are providing consular assistance to people arriving into these countries.
The British evacuation mission from Sudan has lifted 301 people to safety over four flights.
‘Don't take it as fact’: Irish citizens in Sudan urged to ‘clarify’ information on social media
More than 70 Irish citizens evacuated from Sudan as sporadic gunfire dents 72-hour ceasefire
More than 70 Irish citizens evacuated from Sudan as sporadic gunfire dents 72-hour ceasefire
The Sudanese armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces both confirmed that they have agreed to the ceasefire.
At least 427 people have been killed and more than 3,700 wounded, according to UN agencies.
Yesterday, the Taoiseach estimated that around 150 Irish citizens registered with the Department of Foreign Affairs in Sudan before the evacuations began.
The first flight carrying British nationals has left Sudan, with two more trips to take place overnight, Downing Street has said.
Operation to evacuate remaining Irish citizens from Sudan ongoing as fighting continues
Explainer: How did violence erupt in Sudan and why have countries decided to evacuate citizens?
Explainer: How did violence erupt in Sudan and why have countries decided to evacuate citizens?
Ireland is among countries currently evacuating citizens from the northeast African country due to the conflict.
Fighting continues in Sudan despite calls for Eid ceasefire
More than 300 people have been killed and thousands wounded since the fighting erupted last week.
Sudan's army and paramilitary rival announce fresh ceasefire after failed truce a day earlier
Residents in Omdurman, adjacent to the capital Khartoum, said they still heard sporadic gunfire and explosions after the announced truce took effect.
Irish diplomat injured in Sudan as fighting rages with death toll climbing to 185 killed
The raging battles triggered a wide international outcry with appeals for an immediate ceasefire and dialogue.
Three civilians killed as paramilitary forces claim control of key sites in Khartoum
The US secretary of state has called for an immediate end to the fighting between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.
Last year
Sudan security forces fire tear gas as thousands protest coup
The UN Security Council is to meet on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in the country.
All time
Death toll following crackdown on sit-in protest at Sudanese army base rises to 101
Protesters had gathered to demand a handover to civilian rule in the country.
At least 35 people killed, including eight-year-old child, in 'brutal' crackdown on protesters in Sudan
Hundreds of people were also injured when a sit-in was forcefully broken up by the military.
13 killed as sit-in is broken up outside army headquarters in Sudan
There were multiple reports of the military using force to disperse the sit-in in front of army headquarters, where protesters have been camped out for weeks.
Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death to be freed 'within days'
Meriam Ibrahim was condemned to death by flogging and hanging for marrying a Christian man.
Egyptian leaders call off nationwide protest against anti-Islamic film
The Muslim Brotherhood had called for demonstrations across Egypt, but the British and German embassies in Sudan are targeted.