300 trapped children rescued from a Sudanese orphanage after 71 others died, UNICEF says
The UN children’s agency says about 300 children have been rescued from an orphanage in Sudan’s capital after being trapped there while fighting raged outside.
US Conducts 1st Evacuation of Its Citizens From Sudan War
The United States has carried out its first evacuation of American citizens and permanent residents from Sudan since war broke out in the capital two weeks ago. That’s according to the State Department. Officials say U.S. unmanned aircraft provided armed overwatch for a bus convoy believed to be carrying out hundreds of Americans over 500 miles or 800 kilometers. The...
Preschool Teacher, Young Daughter Returning to Ashland After Evacuation From Sudan
A preschool teacher and her 18-month-old daughter are starting a long journey home to Ashland, Massachusetts, after more than a week trapped in civil-war-torn Sudan. Trillian Clifford and her daughter, Alma, moved to Sudan less than a year ago after Clifford got a job teaching preschool there. Things were going well until recently. “She has spent the last 10 days…
Special Forces Swiftly Evacuate US Embassy Staff From Sudan
U.S. special operations forces have carried out a precarious evacuation of the American Embassy in Sudan, where fights has broken out between two warring factions. U.S. officials announced the evacuation late Saturday night, saying American forces had swept in and out of Sudan’s capital on Chinook helicopters. No shots were fired and no major casualties were reported. With the final...
Sudan Army Says It Will Help Foreigners Leave Amid Fighting
The Sudanese army says it’s coordinating efforts to evacuate citizens and diplomats from the United States, Britain, China and France out of the country on military airplanes. Fighting persisted in the capital Saturday, including at its main airport. The military said that army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan had spoken to leaders of various countries requesting safe evacuations of their...
US Military Prepares for Possible Sudan Embassy Evacuation
The Pentagon is moving additional troops and equipment to a Naval base in the tiny Gulf of Aden nation of Djibouti to prepare for the possible evacuation of U.S. Embassy personnel from Sudan. Two Biden administration officials say the deployments to Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti are necessary because of the current uncertain situation in Sudan, where fighting is raging between...
Blinken Warns Sudan's Rivals After US Diplomatic Convoy Attacked
The U.S. secretary of state says a U.S. diplomatic convoy came under fire in Sudan, where the country’s armed forces and a powerful rival have been battling for control since the weekend.
At Least 26 Killed as Sudan's Army and Rival Force Clash
Sudan’s military and a powerful paramilitary force have engaged in fierce fighting in the capital and elsewhere in country.
African Leaders Condemn Russia, But Some Remain Silent as Moscow's Influence Hits Home
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine escalates, Moscow’s growing influence in Africa has led to divergent responses among the continent’s leaders.
Sudan Officials Say Defunct Mine Collapses, Kills 38 People
Sudanese authorities said at least 38 people were killed when a defunct gold mine collapsed in West Kordofan province