Sudan hands out cash to ease economic crunch | AFP

Sudan has launched a social program disbursing cash to around 80 percent of its 42 million strong population to ease its ongoing economic crisis, recently compounded by the novel coronavirus.

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AFP’s Yasuyoshi Chiba wins top World Press Photo prize for Sudan protest picture | AFP

Agence France-Presse photographer Yasuyoshi Chiba has won the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year Award with a picture of a mobile-lit Sudanese demonstrator reciting protest poetry in which judges saw a symbol of hope.

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El primer ministro de Sudán sobrevive a intento de asesinato

El primer ministro de Sudán sobrevive a un intento de asesinato y está en un lugar seguro

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Aftermath at the site of an assassination attempt against Sudan’s PM | AFP

Sudanese rescue teams and security forces gather next to damaged vehicles at the site of an assassination attempt against Sudan’s post-uprising Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who survived unharmed after a bomb and gun attack targeting his convoy on the way to work in the capital Khartoum. IMAGES

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Sudanese face acute shortages of bread, fuel and foreign currency | AFP

Ten months after the ouster of Omar al-Bashir, acute shortages of bread, fuel and foreign currency continue to hamper Sudan’s economic revival. Years of conflict in Darfur and other regions and the secession of South Sudan in 2011 left the country’s economy in a shambles — the key factor for nationwide protests against Bashir last year.

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Malnourished lion dies in Sudan park despite online campaign | AFP

There is a growing online campaign to save a group of lions in a park in Khartoum, Sudan as one of them dies. Officials said the conditions of the five creatures had deteriorated in recent weeks, with some losing almost two-thirds of their body weight.

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Casualties are rushed to a hospital after fire hits Sudan factory | AFP

Sudanese medics rush casualties to a hospital in Khartoum after a fire triggered by an explosion tore through a factory in the capital, killing 16 people and injuring dozens. IMAGES

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Sudanese hope Ethiopian dam ends Blue Nile floods | AFP

The Blue Nile is a renegade river, according to Sudanese farmer Osman Idris, its unpredictable flooding swallowing crops and houses as it crashes through Sudan from Ethiopia on its way to Egypt.

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First official South Sudanese women’s football tournament kicks off in Juba | AFP

For the first time, the city of Juba hosts the first women’s football tournament since the country gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Seven teams representing different states in South Sudan are participating in this tournament.

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Sudan: Bashir appears in court for a second hearing in Khartoum | AFP

Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir appears in court for the second hearing of his corruption trial, during which his defence asked for his release on bail. IMAGES

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Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction | AFP

Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step closer to bringing the species back from the brink of extinction. Science is the only hope for the northern white rhino — one of two subspecies of white rhino — after the death of the last male, named Sudan, last year at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya where the groundbreaking procedure was carried out Thursday.

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As political climate changes, Sudan plans women’s football league | AFP

Sudanese Tahadi women football team train in Khartoum in anticipation of Sudan’s first ever women’s club football league which will start next month. The championship, which will involve 18 clubs separated in three regions, would have seemed unlikely only a year ago when Islamist general Omar al-Bashir was still in power.

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Sudan swears in civilian-majority ruling council | AFP

Images released by the Sudan News Agency (SUNA) show the swearing in of all the members of the new sovereign council in Khartoum. The body replaces the Transitional Military Council (TMC) that took charge after months of deadly street protests brought down longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in April.

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Today in History for August 20th

Highlights of this day in history: U.S. cruise missiles hit Afghanistan and Sudan after American embassies bombed in Africa; The Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia; NASA’s Voyager 2 launched; Singers Issac Hayes and Robert Plant born. (Aug. 20)

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Corruption trial of Sudan’s deposed Omar al-Bashir begins | AFP

Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir in court in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges. Bashir admitted to receiving $90 million in cash from Saudi royals, an investigator told a Khartoum court.

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Sudanese sign historic deal for a transition to civilian rule | AFP

Sudan’s generals and protest leaders sign the historic deal for a transition to civilian rule that will govern the 39-month transition during a ceremony held at a hall by the Nile in the capital Khartoum. IMAGES

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‘Ocean Viking’ ship rescues 85 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea | AFP

Just arrived in the vast rescue zone off Libya, the ‘Ocean Viking’ rescue ship picked up migrants who had left Libya in a small inflatable boat. In total, the humanitarian ship is carrying 85 people from Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast and Sudan. Among them, five women, 11 teenagers and four children, the youngest of whom is only one year old.

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‘Ocean Viking’ ship rescues 85 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea | AFP

Just arrived in the vast rescue zone off Libya, the ‘Ocean Viking’ rescue ship picked up migrants who had left Libya in a small inflatable boat. In total, the humanitarian ship is carrying 85 people from Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast and Sudan. Among them, five women, 11 teenagers and four children, the youngest of whom is only one year old.

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Sudanese celebrate the signing of deal on constitutional declaration | AFP

Sudanese protesters celebrate in Khartoum after Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders signed the constitutional declaration. IMAGES

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Sudan murals commemorate protest ‘martyrs’ | AFP

Sudanese protester Walid Abdelrahim was shot dead last month in Khartoum but for his mother he is still alive — thanks to a colourful mural of his smiling face on a wall of their home. The street art campaign had been launched in response to a brutal raid on a weeks-long sit-in in the capital on June 3 that left dozens of demonstrators dead and hundreds wounded.

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Hundreds rally in Sudan capital for protest ‘martyrs’ (2) | AFP

Hundreds of demonstrators gather in Green Yard, a prominent square, in Khartoum, to honour comrades killed in the months-long protest movement that has rocked the country. IMAGES

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