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# Sudan

April 2023
Operation to evacuate remaining Irish citizens from Sudan ongoing as fighting continues
Fifty Irish citizens have been evacuated with the support of France and Spain.
Explainer: How did violence erupt in Sudan and why have countries decided to evacuate citizens?
Irish operation to rescue citizens 'built to fail' by Government inaction, opposition TD claims
A team of 12 Army Ranger Wing operators have been dispatched to Djibouti to rescue Irish citizens trapped in Sudan.
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.
Govt agrees to deploy Army Ranger Wing to help Irish citizens leave Sudan
Joe Biden has called for an “immediate and unconditional ceasefire”.
Department of Foreign Affairs in contact with Irish citizens in Sudan, says Tánaiste
Ships carrying civilians from 11 different countries landed in the Saudi port of Jeddah today.
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.
Independent TD calls for emergency team to be established to evacuate Irish citizens from Sudan
Cathal Berry told The Journal: ‘We’ve seen this movie before, we know how it ends, it ends in an evacuation.’
Doctor on the front line in Sudan: 'Even ambulances are being turned back'
MSF’s country representative in Sudan, Dr Ghazali Babiker outlines the major challenges he and his teams face in Sudan as fighting rages.
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 was attacked in Sudan during robbery by 'armed men wearing military fatigues'
A European Commission spokesperson was unable to confirm if Monday’s incident was a targeted attack.
Concern and Goal suspend aid activity in Sudan as NGOs struggle to cope with ongoing violence
“If it continues like this, I don’t know what the consequences will be. It will be terrible.”
Explainer: Why has violence broken out in Sudan and what might happen next?
Two opposing factions have taken over key sites in Sudan – but what’s at the root of the conflict?
Blinken calls for ceasefire as US embassy convoy comes under fire in Sudan
An Irish diplomat was also injured yesterday when he was attacked at his home in Sudan.
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.
UN chief demands 'justice without delay' for deaths of its staff and civilians in Sudan
The clashes capped months of heightened tensions.
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.
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Egyptian president urges Sudanese to talk as he denies backing coup
Egypt fears that prolonged deadlock would further destabilise its southern neighbour.
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.
UN to hold Sudan talks to end crisis after coup
“It is time to end the violence and enter into a constructive process,” UN special envoy Volker Perthes said in a statement.
Sudan's Prime Minister resigns two months after coup
Thousands of demonstrators yesterday faced tear gas, a heavy troop deployment and a telecommunications blackout as they demanded a civilian government.
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Sudan Prime Minister Hamdok reinstated nearly one month after coup
The country’s military and civilian leaders announced this morning that they had reached a deal to reverse the military takeover.
Sudanese prime minister released as protesters face tear gas
The military takeover has been widely denounced.
Sudan’s military takes power in coup and arrests prime minister
Two people have reportedly been killed after security forces opened fire on crowds of protesters.
Afghanistan and Egypt among five countries to be added to hotel quarantine list
The five countries will go on the list from Tuesday morning.
Sudan sends additional troops to Ethiopian border in days after ambush
Soldiers were deployed in the eastern Al-Fashaqa border region, the site of sporadic clashes.
Former president of Sudan jailed for money laundering and corruption
Al-Bashir is wanted on charges of war crimes and genocide in another court.
Twelve men found alive and 'in good health' in refrigerated truck in Belgium
The driver called police when he suspected that there were people in his container.
Three men who made their way to Ireland hidden on indie band's truck claim asylum
The band Two Door Cinema Club first made the discovery after the men emerged from the truck’s spare tyre compartment.
Gardaí investigating after three 'stowaways' found on truck in Galway
The three men are being held at Mill Street Garda Station.
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.
Sudan wants the international community to back its new military rulers
The plea came from its foreign ministry.
Sudan's military leader resigns after one day in power; protesters celebrate
In a broadcast on state television, Sudanese citizens were told: “This is not a military coup, but taking the side of the people.”
Explainer: What's happening in Sudan?
The country’s president Omar-al-Bashir was removed from power and detained by the army yesterday.
Thousands of Sudan protesters have spent days camped outside army headquarters
It is the largest rally since protests erupted following a three-fold increase in bread prices in December.
'People are being shot dead and no one is saying a thing': Sudanese community in Ireland protest government violence
Up to 40 people have been killed in violent protests in Sudan in recent weeks.
22 people reportedly killed and several wounded in protests over rising cost of bread in Sudan
A government decision to raise the price of bread has sparked protests around the country.
Sudan court criticised after teenager sentenced to death for killing 'rapist' husband
Noura Hussein Hammad was married against her will at 16 years of age.
'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'
A Sudanese journalist and painter talks about fleeing his home country after receiving death threats.