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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Sudan

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Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan
Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.
Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report
Amnesty International has released a new report claiming to offer testimonies of abuse and ill-treatment by Italian authorities which “may amount to torture”.
Introducing the new UN Secretary General - a former prime minister of Portugal
Antonio Guterres has pledged to make the pursuit of peace in a conflict-torn world his “over-arching priority”.
Stench of death hangs over South Sudan capital
Those who fled the latest violence described a campaign of wanton destruction.
Three Irish citizens are 'in lockdown' seeking refuge from South Sudan violence
The three are among 260 staff from Concern Worldwide in the country.
Concerns for Irish citizens as US visa waiver may be abolished
An immigration expert has warned that entering the US could become a lot more difficult.
Lit cigarette blamed for petrol tanker explosion that killed 85 people
The explosion happened in the South Sudanese city of Maridi.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
A tragedy in Cork, snow across the country and a big win for Ireland had everyone talking today.
In her own words: One woman's escape from ethnic cleansing
“I pray to God I don’t have to go back to Sudan. At the least, I will be arrested. The least, you understand? I could be killed.”
Carlos the Jackal to face new murder trial over 1974 grenade attack
The 64-year-old Venezuelan was once one of the world’s most-wanted militants.
Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?
Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.
Guinness, Facebook, and drink driving: The week in numbers
Plus: How many flights went in and out of Ireland’s airports last year?
Two Sudanese men died after being detained and flogged 40 times each, says rights group
The men, who were convicted separately, died within days of being flogged at the coastal city of Port Sudan.
Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US
Who doesn’t love a happy ending?
Christian woman who was spared death sentence in Sudan arrives in Rome
27-year-old Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to death in May for converting from Islam.
Man founds 'new nation' in Africa so his daughter can be a princess
That’s one devoted dad.
Sudanese woman who escaped death row charged with forgery
The new charged against the woman relates to the travel document she was carrying when authorities stopped her family from leaving the country yesterday.
Woman who escaped death row has been re-arrested in Sudan
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and her husband were detained at the airport in Khartoum.
Sudan releases woman sentenced to hanging for apostasy
The woman, who gave birth days after the verdict, was sentenced last month.
Two workers with Irish aid agency Goal have been abducted in Sudan
The two workers were on a routine assignment when they were kidnapped by an unknown group.
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.
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about a body found in Dublin, Brian O’Driscoll’s final farewell and a US soldier released by the Taliban.
Britain slams 'barbaric' death sentence given to pregnant woman in Sudan
The Christian woman was sentenced to death for apostasy, for her religious choice, last month and gave birth in prison earlier this week.
'Appalling and abhorrent': Pregnant woman sentenced to flogging and hanging in Sudan
The Christian woman received the sentence because of her religious choice and for being married to a man of a different religion.
After 5 months and thousands of deaths, ceasefire begins in South Sudan
President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar met yesterday, prayed together, and agreed that “all hostile activities will stop”.
Opinion: I see families waiting helplessly as certain famine approaches
South Sudan is already predicting that 50,000 children under five could die of hunger before the year is out.
58 killed, including women and children, in attack at UN base in South Sudan
48 bodies were recovered from inside the base, which is sheltering thousands of displaced civilians. The bodies of ten attackers were found outside.
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about why Alan Shatter sacked the confidential recipient, a car chase in Ranelagh and what happens next for Ukraine.
Pregnant teenager receives jail term after being gang-raped
The jail term has been suspended because of her pregnancy but she has also been fined around €640.
UN says many prisoners, civilians killed in South Sudan
Thousands are feared dead in the two-week-old conflict.
UN says it has found mass grave with 75 bodies in South Sudan
Troops loyal to President Salva Kiir have been battling those backing his rival Riek Machar, a former vice president who was sacked in July.
Countries and UN withdraw staff as South Sudan edges closer to civil war
The country’s army says it is preparing for a ‘major offensive’ against rebel troops.
Rebels fire on US aircraft in South Sudan, wounding three
One of the US servicemen is believed to be in a critical condition after the attack.
Court won't send family back to Direct Provision housing in Ireland due to child welfare concerns
The High Court in Northern Ireland quashed decision to return a Sudanese family to Direct Provision housing in Ireland.
Revelry at second anniversary of South Sudan hides severe poverty
Barry Andrews, CEO of GOAL, writes from Juba, South Sudan which is “badly neglected… but a model of modernity in comparison to the rest of South Sudan”.
Irish government gives €2m in funding for Sudan and South Sudan
This emergency assistance brings our total support to the region to almost €5.5 million this year.