Alert for Sudan
Heavy fighting leaves 100 dead in Darfur - 18 November 2013:
More than 100 people have been killed, including Chadian soldiers, after fresh tribal clashes erupted in south-western Darfur. State radio reported that members of the rival Salamat and Misseriya tribes have been involved in heavy fighting since last week near the remote border town of Umm Dukhun. The fighting was also reported to have spilled over the border into neighbouring Chad, resulting in fighting between Chadian soldiers and Salamat tribesmen.
Ngok Dinka tribe vote to join South Sudan - 31 October 2013:
Members of the Ngok Dinka tribe have voted unanimously to join South Sudan in an unofficial referendum. African Union (AU) chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said that the vote was illegal and the decision risks threatening peace in the Abyei region.
Deadly fuel subsidy protests continue - 25 September 2013:
At least 24 more people have died in clashes between protesters and riot police in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. A further eight people have been killed in other regions of the country as the unrest against the government's decision to end fuel subsidies spreads.
Protesters clash with police over fuel subsidies - 24 September 2013:
At least one person has been killed in clashes between protesters and riot police in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, while demonstrations were also reported in Wad Madani and Omdurman. The unrest was sparked when the government doubled prices for fuel and cooking gas on Monday in an attempt to bring its budget under control.
More than 320,000 affected by Sudan flooding - 23 August 2013:
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that some 320,000 people have been affected by widespread flooding across Sudan. At least 48 people have been killed and 70 others wounded in the flooding so far, while increasing outbreaks of malaria have also been reported.
Tribal clashes leave more than 100 dead in Darfur - 11 August 2013:
At least 111 people have been killed in tribal violence over the weekend in Sudan's restive Darfur region. Local reports said that thousands of members of the Rezeigat tribe carried out a raid against the Maaliya as part of a dispute over land in the Adila area.
Seven UN peacekeepers killed in Darfur - 14 July 2013:
Seven UN peacekeepers have been killed and 17 others wounded in an ambush in the restive Darfur region in western Sudan. The victims, all Tanzanian nationals, were attacked by unknown gunmen near the UN mission's base at Manawahi.
Tribal clashes reported in Darfur region - 27 June 2013:
Dozens of people have been killed during clashes between two Arab tribes near a gold mine in the restive Darfur region. The Bani Hussein and Rizeigat tribes were reportedly fighting over the use of the mine near El Sireaf in North Darfur. A tribal leader said that between 50 and 60 people died in the clashes.
Tribal clashes leave 64 dead in South Darfur state - 30 May 2013:
At least 64 people have been killed in clashes between the Al-Gimir and Bani Halba tribes in Sudan's South Darfur state. Local media said that the fighting erupted when a heavily armed militia from the Bani Haiba tribe attacked a number of villages in the Intakaina area.
Heavy fighting reported in South Kordofan state - 27 May 2013:
Heavy clashes have been reported between Sudanese government troops and rebels from the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in South Kordofan state. An army spokesman claimed that more than 70 rebels were killed in the fighting; however, the rebels said that only five rebels died.
Tribal leader killed in Abyei region - 5 May 2013:
A chief tribal leader and a UN peacekeeper have been killed during clashes in the Abyei region of southern Sudan. The UN convoy was caught up in a stand-off between SPLM-North rebels and Sudanese army troops.
Thousands flee to Chad after tribal clashes in Darfur - 12 April 2013:
Around 50,000 people have fled across the border into Chad following renewed tribal conflict in the restive Darfur region of Sudan. A UNHCR spokesman said the refugees have reported that their houses and villages were destroyed in the fighting.
Tribal clashes leave 60 dead in Darfur - 24 February 2013:
At least 60 people have been killed in fighting between two tribal groups in the northern region of Darfur. The Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes have been fighting over mining rights in the El-Sireaf area.
Rebels clash with army in Central Darfur - 12 February 2013:
Members of the Sudan Liberation Movement-Abdel Wahid (SLM-AW) and the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) have clashed in Central Darfur, leaving a reported 39 soldiers dead. The conflict, which began in late-December, has so far displaced around 30,000 people from West Jebel Marra.
Sudan riot police clash with protesters - 09 December 2012:
Six people were wounded after Sudanese riot police clashed with student protesters in the capital Khartoum. The rally was held to show support for the four students who were killed last week by security forces in the restive region of Darfur.
Sudan make arrests over foiled 'sabotage attempt' - 21 November 2012:
The Sudanese security forces have arrested a number of civilians and military figures in connection with a foiled opposition plot. Witnesses reported seeing tanks and troops in the centre of Khartoum in the early hours of Thursday.
Two killed in South Kordofan shelling - 23 October 2012:
Two children have been killed after rebels shelled Kadugli, the capital of the oil-rich state of South Kordofan. The SPLM-North claimed the shelling was carried out in response to air raids on local villages.
Five killed in South Kordofan state - 09 October 2012:
At least five people have been killed after rebels began shelling in the town of Kadugli in South Kordofan state. State media blamed the SPLM-North rebel group for the attack.
UN-AU peacekeepers killed in Darfur ambush - 03 October 2012:
Four peacekeepers have been killed and eight others wounded in an ambush in the western region of Darfur. The Nigerian peacekeepers were killed when they came under fire near the regional headquarters in El Geneina.
Sudan and South Sudan agree peace deal - 27 September 2012:
Sudan and South Sudan are reported to have agreed a deal on border security and oil production. The agreement was made following four days of talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
German and UK embassies in Khartoum attacked - 14 September 2012:
Protesters, angered by a controversial anti-Muslim film, have attacked the German and British embassies in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. The demonstrators set fire to the German embassy before riot police used tear gas to disperse the crowds.
Army clashes with rebels in Darfur - 08 September 2012:
At least 32 insurgents have been killed following clashes with the Sudanese army in the western Darfur region. In a separate clash 45 rebels were killed in South Kordofan state, close to the border with South Sudan.
Six killed in Darfur protests - 31 July 2012:
At least six people have been killed in violent protests against rising transport costs in South Darfur state. Police in Nyala fired tear gas at protesters, who responded by throwing stones and burning tyres in the streets.
Darfur rebels claim to have seized military compound - 23 July 2012:
Rebels from Darfur claim to have seized a military compound across the border in South Kordofan. The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) claim to have taken the base near the Abu Jabar oil field.
Tribal clashes kill 58 in Darfur region - 19 July 2012:
At least 58 people have been killed and dozens more wounded after two tribes clashed in the troubled region of Darfur. Fighting was reported between the Misseriya and Rizeigat tribes and took place in the Jebara area, close to the border between East Darfur and South Kordofan state.
Thousands protest against government cuts - 22 June 2012:
Thousands of people have taken part in protests across the capital Khartoum against government spending cuts. Riot police used tear gas and batons to disperse the crowds, who responded by throwing rocks.
Demilitarized zone agreed between Sudan and South Sudan - 05 June 2012:
Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to withdraw troops from the disputed border regions and create a demilitarized zone which will stretch 10km north and south of the border.
British hostage released in Sudan - 30 May 2012:
A British aid worker has been released after three months in captivity. Patrick Noonan, who worked for the UN World Food Programme in Darfur, was kidnapped on 6 March along the Sudanese river.
Sudan prepares to withdraw from Abyei - 28 May 2012:
Sudan have announced that they will withdraw its troops from the disputed region of Abyei. Both Sudan and South Sudan have claimed the oil rich region since the two countries split in July, 2011.
Sudan released foreign NGO workers - 20 May 2012:
The four foreign NGO workers captured by the Sudanese government at the end of April have been released. The men were accused by the government of spying for South Sudan.
UN passes resolution threatening sanctions - 03 May 2012:
The United Nations Security Council has approved a resolution threatening Sudan and South Sudan with sanctions if they fail to stop the recent violence between the two states. Territorial disputes have escalated in recent week, raising fears of an all-out war.
Sudan declares state of emergency in border districts - 29 April 2012:
Sudan has declared a state of emergency in the border districts of South Kordofan, White Nile and Sennar following weeks of clashes with neighbouring South Sudan.
Four foreign nationals held in Sudan - 29 April 2012:
Four foreign nationals have been detained by Sudanese officials, accusing them of being engaged in "suspicious activities". The detainees are from the UK, Norway, South Africa and South Sudan are were reportedly clearing landmines from the Heglig oilfield region.
South Sudan claim that Sudan has declared war - 24 April 2012:
The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, has claimed that the recent attacks by neighbouring Sudan amount to a declaration of war. Tensions between the two states have been escalating in recent weeks and on Monday UN chief Ban Ki-moon criticised Sudan for bombing oil fields across the border in Unity State.
Fighting reported in border region of Heglig - 15 April 2012:
South Sudan militants and Sudanese army forces have clashed in the key border region of Heglig. A spokesman for the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) claim that they have retained control of the region.
Sudanese bomb oil fields in Unity State - 27 March 2012:
The Sudanese air force has reportedly bombed oil fields across the border in South Sudan's Unity State. The UN has called for both governments to exercise "maximum restraint" and maintain the non-aggression pact signed in February.
US aid worker kidnapped in Darfur - 08 March 2012:
A US aid worker from the UN's World Food Program (WFP) has reportedly been kidnapped from Sudan's Darfur region. The victim was abducted, along with his Sudanese driver, in the town of Nyala.
UN Security Council demands an end to hostilities - 07 March 2012:
The UN Security Council has demanded that Sudan and South Sudan end border hostilities and stick to the non-aggression pact the two states signed last month. The council also called for the governments in Khartoum and Juba to allow the UN and other aid agencies access to South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
Sudan and South Sudan agree peace pact - 11 February 2012:
Sudan and South Sudan have agreed a non-aggression pact over the two states territorial disputes. There have been a series of clashes along the shared border since South Sudan gained independence last July.
UN: 400,000 displaced by border conflicts - 13 December 2011:
According to the UN more than 400,000 people have been displaced in the border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile due to fighting between the army and rebel groups.
South Sudan orders Sudanese troops to leave Jau - 07 December 2011:
The government of South Sudan has ordered troops from the north to withdraw from the border town ofJau in Unity state. There has been escalating violence around the two countries shared border, and the risk of conflict between the recently separated states in increasing.
Army clashes with rebels in South Kordofan state - 05 December 2011:
The Sudanese army has clashed with rebels in the restive state of South Kordofan, close to the border with South Sudan. The fighting took place close to lake Jau, with the army claiming to have captured key rebel camps in the area.
Peacekeepers killed in Darfur ambush - 12 October 2011:
Three UN peacekeepers have been killed in an ambush in the volatile region of Darfur. Six other peacekeepers were injured in the attack at the Zam Zam camp near the city of El Fasher.
Police killed during Darfur hostage rescue operation - 09 September 2011:
At least 13 Sudanese police officers have been killed by members of an armed gang during an attempted hostage rescue operation in Darfur. The hostages, who are being held in eastern Jebel Marra, are believed to be Sudanese soldiers.
Thousands displaced by fighting in Blue Nile state - 04 September 2011:
Thousands of people have fled from Sudan's Blue Nile state after fighting broke out between government troops and soldiers of the SPLM opposition party. The UN's refugee agency claim that around 20,000 people have crossed the border into neighbouring Ethiopia.
Italian aid worker abducted from Darfur - 15 August 2011:
An Italian aid worker has been kidnapped from the town of Nyala in South Darfur state, western Sudan. Francesco Azzara, a doctor for the Italian aid group Emergency, was abducted on Monday when a group of armed men held up the car he was travelling in.
UN report says 2,300 killed in south Sudan - 07 July 2011:
According to a UN report more than 2,300 people have been killed in tribal and rebel violence so far this year in south Sudan. The report has been released on the eve of the south's secession from the north.
Leaders sign peace agreement over Abyei - 21 June 2011:
Leaders from north and south Sudan have signed a peace agreement in Ethiopia over the disputed Abyei region. Both sides have agreed to demilitarise the central region and allow Ethiopian peacekeepers to move in.
UN says 15 injured in Darfur clashes - 20 June 2011:
The UN has said that at least 15 people have been injured in armed clashes in the Darfur region between rebels and members of the Sudanese Armed Forces. Around 1,000 people are also reported to have fled the scene of the conflict.
Abyei clashes continue between north and south troops - 16 June 2011:
Troops from north Sudan have clashed with the southern Sudanese army in the disputed Abyei region. The latest violence comes despite a recent agreement to demilitarise the border area following the north's seizure of Abyei town in May.
Latest clashes leave 100 dead in south Sudan - 15 June 2011:
The latest series of clashes in south Sudan has left around 100 people dead and thousands more displaced. There have been a number of clashes between the south Sudan army and various rebel groups in recent days. Meanwhile separate fighting between armed cattle raiders left at least 71 people dead in Lakes state.
Clashes continue in central Sudan - 06 June 2011:
Fighting between north and south Sudanese troops has continued in central Sudan. The UN has said that it was wrong to stay in barracks during the recent fighting, with the top military adviser saying that "we could have and should have had more visibility to deter any violence against civilians".
Thousands displaced by Abyei conflict - 24 May 2011:
At least 15,000 people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict between north and south Sudanese troops in Abyei. Widespread looting and burning has been reported in the region since the northern troops seized the area over the weekend.
North Sudan siege Abyei region in 'act of war' - 21 May 2011:
The northern Sudanese army have taken control of the disputed border town of Abyei following violent clashes with southern forces. A spokesman for the southern Sudanese army has called the move 'an act of war', increasing fears of a renewed conflict between the two sides.
UN peacekeepers attacked in Abyei region - 11 May 2011:
Four UN peacekeepers have been injured after their patrol was attacked in the volatile Abyei region of Sudan. There have been a series of clashes in the region between troops from north and south Sudan, however it is unclear who is responsible for the attack on the peacekeepers.
North-south forces clash in Abyei region - 04 May 2011:
At least 14 soldiers have been killed following a series of renewed clashes between troops from north and south Sudan in the oil-rich Abeyi region. There have been a number of skirmishes between the two forces and these are expected to continue in the lead up to the secession of southern Sudan in July.
South Sudan army clash with rebels in Jonglei state - 24 April 2011:
At least 55 rebels have been killed following clashes with the south Sudanese army in Jongei state. Dozens of soldiers and civilians are also reported to have been injured in the fighting.
South Sudanese soldiers killed in rebel attack - 21 April 2011:
At least 20 south Sudanese army solders have been killed after they were ambushed by rebels in Unity State. The Misseriya tribe have taken responsibility for the attack, claiming that it was in response to the theft of 1,700 of their cattle by the southern army.
Air strike kills two in Port Sudan - 06 April 2011:
Two people have been killed after an unidentified aircraft launched an air strike in Sudan's main port city of Port Sudan. The aircraft is reported to have have flown into the country from the Red Sea before firing a missile at a car in the city.
Security clampdown on anti-regime protesters - 22 March 2011:
Northern Sudanese security forces have been deployed in Khartoum in an attempt to disperse anti-government protests in the city. The organisers of the protests, inspired by widespread civil unrest throughout the Middle East, are believed to be unhappy with high unemployment, rampant corruption and the ongoing conflict in Darfur.
Heavy fighting leaves 70 dead in south Sudan - 19 March 2011:
Heavy fighting between rebels and south Sudanese security forces has left 70 people dead and dozens more injured. Most of the fighting has taken place in the Unity and Upper Nile states of the country.
Rebels attack oil town in Upper Nile - 12 March 2011:
Rebels have killed several policemen during an attack on Malakal in the Upper Nile state. After heavy fighting the Southern Sudanese army (SPLA) forced the militants out of the town. Rebel activity in south Sudan has significantly increased in recent weeks.
South Sudan's army clash with rebels in Jonglei state - 02 March 2011:
More than 40 people have been killed in renewed clashes between Southern Sudan's army and a rebel militia in Jonglei state. The rebels are led by renegade general George Athor and clashes between the two forces in February led to the deaths of more than 200 people.
Ten killed in clashes between militants and police - 01 March 2011:
At least 10 people have been killed in clashes between militants and police in the Abyei region of Sudan. The oil rich territory is on the border between North and South Sudan, and following the South's impending secession clashes over the resources could continue in the coming months.
Southern Sudan's secession official confirmed - 08 February 2011:
Southern Sudan's secession from the north has been officially confirmed. Full independence is scheduled for July 2011:
Troop mutiny leave 55 dead in Upper Nile - 07 February 2011:
At least 55 people have been killed after members of an army unit refused to redeploy to the north of the country and began exchanging fire with other members of their unit. The fighting began in the southern town of Makalal and then spread to Melut and Paloich.
Anti-government demonstrations in Khartoum as Arab unrest spreads - 31 January 2011:
Sudanese riot police have clashed with anti-government protesters in the country's capital, Khartoum. Reports suggest that the demonstrations have been inspired by the popular uprising in neighbouring Egypt.
Preliminary results show 99 per cent voted for secession - 30 January 2011:
Preliminary results from the January referendum indicate that around 99 per cent of voters are in favour of south Sudan's separation from the north. Final results are expected in early February, with an official independence day scheduled for 9 July 2011.
Rebels clash with security forces in Darfur - 25 January 2011:
Dozens of people have been killed in renewed fighting between government troops and the Minnawi faction of the Sudan Liberation Army in Darfur.
Southern Sudanese voters killed in ambush - 11 January 2011:
At least 11 people have been killed in an ambush whilst making their way to vote in the country's historic cessation referendum. Rebels from the north of the country are believed to be responsibly for the attack.
Sudanese security forces claim to kill 40 rebels in Darfur - 25 December 2010:
The Sudanese government says that its security forces have killed 40 rebels in northern Darfur. According to the army, two soldiers were killed and 13 others injured in the clashes.
Clashes between Sudanese military and Darfur rebels - 12 December 2010:
There are ongoing clashes between the Sudan Armed Forces and troops belonging to the Sudanese Liberation Army which have left numerous people dead and displaced hundreds more. There are increasing tensions in the region ahead of next months secession referendum which is expected to see the break-up of the country.
1,500 Sudanese flee border area - 29 November 2010:
At least 1,500 south Sudanese civilians are believed to have fled the north-south border fearing an aerial attack on Bahr al-Ghazal by the Sudan Armed Forces. The UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs in southern Sudan have claimed that people are leaving their villages because of the increased military tensions in the area.
Russian nationals kidnapped in Darfur - 05 November 2010:
Three Russian helicopter pilots have been kidnapped in the South Darfur capital of Nyala. The pilots were working for the U.N. World Food Programme at the time.