SAMY MAGDY / The Associated PressFeb 11, 2020
For his role in the Darfur conflict, the county's former president also stands accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Kenneth Carlson / TruthdigApr 27, 2018
The maker of a documentary about Dr. Tom Catena, the only remaining surgeon in Sudan's war-torn Nuba Mountains, recounts his journey through a world of horror and commitment. Dig deeper ( 11 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 27, 2008
Three former rebels linked to the Sudanese Liberation Movement hijacked a commercial Boeing 737 airliner carrying 95 passengers soon after the Sun Air flight left Nyala in Darfur, Sudan, on Tuesday. The plane first tried to stop in Cairo but was denied clearance before going on to land in Libya, according to the BBC. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 15, 2008
Although an International Criminal Court prosecutor has accused Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir of genocide in Darfur, Bashir begs to differ and Sudan is refusing to cooperate with the court. Meanwhile, some United Nations representatives are preparing to leave Sudan as concerns build about a potential violent backlash to the charge. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 11, 2008
A Sudan Airways passenger jet carrying around 200 people crashed while landing at the Khartoum airport late Tuesday, skidding off the runway during stormy weather, catching fire and splitting in half. Dozens of people on the craft were reported killed after earlier estimates placed the toll much higher. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 4, 2008
Imprisoned for six years without being charged or given a trial, Al Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Haj was finally released from the U.S. Navy prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, late last week. Haj, "emaciated," according to his attorney, because of a hunger strike that began in January 2007, was taken to a hospital and later arrived home in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 1, 2007
An apparently innocent class exercise, during which British teacher Gillian Gibbons allowed her students in Khartoum, Sudan, to name a teddy bear Muhammad, has led to 15 days of jail time, deportation and now death threats for Gibbons. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 27, 2007
In a particularly delicate situation involving crossed cultural wires, a British primary school teacher in Sudan could face six months in jail, a fine or 40 lashes after allowing her students to name a teddy bear "Muhammad" for a class exercise. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 14, 2006
Sudan was unimpressed by threats from the US and Britain to adopt alternative measures, including a proposed no-fly zone, to address the worsening humanitarian crisis in Darfur, where the UN estimates around 200,000 people have died Meanwhile, Khartoum continues to prevent U peacekeepers from entering the country. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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