The Sudanese government has vowed to do more to normalize ties with the United States after Washington removed the country from its travel ban list and amid reports that decades-old US sanctions on Khartoum could be lifted.
People attending the funeral procession of a prominent Sudanese rights activist have forcefully pushed Prime Minister and First Vice President Bakri Hassan Saleh and a number of high-ranking officials from the ceremony.
A referendum will be held in Sudan’s conflict-ridden Darfur region on Monday on whether to unify its five states into one, as long demanded by rebels seeking greater autonomy, amid a recent surge of clashes there.
Sudan’s army has claimed that it has shot down an Israeli drone following reports that Israeli warplanes have pounded sites around the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV reported.
Sudan’s government has accused peacekeepers in the country’s western region of Darfur of killing seven civilians, dismissing the UN-African Union (AU) mission’s version saying its forces had repelled two attacks by gunmen.