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Sudanese demonstrators attend a rally to demand the return to civilian rule a year after a military coup, Khartoum, Sudan

Sudanese generals, pro-democracy group sign framework deal

Sudan’s ruling generals and the main pro-democracy group have signed a framework deal to establish a new, civilian-led transitional government to guide the country to elections and offer a path forward in the wake of Sudan's stalled transition to democracy following last year's coup.

Sudanese generals, pro-democracy group sign framework deal
People stage a sit-in demanding a return to civilian rule and to protest the nine people who were killed in anti-military demonstrations last month, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, July 4, 2022.

Sudanese protesters demand a 'purely civilian transitional government' activist says

Sudanese protesters demand a 'purely civilian transitional government' activist says
Kandaka, the lion, with her cubs at the Sudan Animal Rescue, Khartoum, Sudan, Dec, 4, 2021

Founder of animal rescue in Sudan nurses wild animals back to health

Founder of animal rescue in Sudan nurses wild animals back to health
Cartagena's historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and contains some of the best preserved examples of 18th century military architecture in the Caribbean. The city's walls were built with slave labor.

Where The World has been in 2021 — the year in pictures

Where The World has been in 2021 — the year in pictures
People take part in a protest against the October military takeover and a subsequent deal that reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok but sidelined the movement in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. 

Sudan’s democratic revolution continues to take a heavy toll on citizens

Sudan’s democratic revolution continues to take a heavy toll on citizens
Thousands of protesters take to the streets to renew their demand for a civilian government in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, Nov. 25, 2021. The rallies came just days after the military signed a power-sharing deal with the prime minister, after releasing

Anti-coup protesters in Sudan say they won't back down

For more than a month now, Sudanese young and old have been defying the military through popular protests — undeterred by an aggressive security response that has left more than 40 people dead.

Anti-coup protesters in Sudan say they won't back down
Sudan's top general Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok hold documents during a ceremony to reinstate Hamdok, who was deposed in a coup last month, in Khartoum, Sudan

Sudan’s civilian prime minister is reinstated weeks after military takeover

After signing a 14-point deal with the country's military chief, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok returned to office, promising to adopt a 2019 constitutional agreement.

Sudan’s civilian prime minister is reinstated weeks after military takeover
Protestors clash with riot police during a demonstration against the reinforced measures of the Belgium government to counter the latest spike of the coronavirus in Brussels, Belgium

Europe sees widespread protests against COVID-19 restrictions

Protests against COVID-19 restrictions, some of them turning violent, rocked Europe over the weekend. Also, Sudan's top military commander reinstates Abdulla Hamdok, but as interim prime minister, until new elections are held. And, two of 17 missionaries kidnapped in October have been released in Haiti.

Europe sees widespread protests against COVID-19 restrictions
People chant slogans during a protest in Khartoum, Sudan, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.

'Millions March' protests planned across Sudan as military doubles down on power grab

Attempts to mediate between the military and civilian leaders have been unsuccessful so far. 

'Millions March' protests planned across Sudan as military doubles down on power grab
People protest in Khartoum, Sudan, after a military coup earlier this week, Oct. 29, 2021.

Amid plans of mass protests, Sudan's military suggests ousted prime minister can return to power

Civil disobedience continues across Sudan following the military's takeover on Monday. Now, Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, the man behind the move, is suggesting civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok could return to his position. Regardless, demonstrators are moving forward on plans for mass, nationwide protests on Saturday.

Amid plans of mass protests, Sudan's military suggests ousted prime minister can return to power
People protest in Khartoum, Sudan, two days after a military coup, Oct. 27, 2021. The coup threatens to halt Sudan's fitful transition to democracy, which began after the 2019 ouster of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist government in a popula

Sudan’s ousted ambassador to the US says resorting to ‘the gun’ doesn’t aid the revolution

Nureldin Satti was one of the country's top diplomats in Washington. Satti says he will "resist" the military's power grab. The World's Africa correspondent Halima Gikandi spoke with him about what's playing out in Sudan and what's next.

Sudan’s ousted ambassador to the US says resorting to ‘the gun’ doesn’t aid the revolution
The logo for ExxonMobil appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Top US oil executives to testify before Congress

Top oil executives testify before Congress in a landmark hearing before the US House Oversight Committee. Also, the African Union suspends Sudan over its military coup. And, a new report reveals that Myanmar’s junta tortures its detainees in a systematic way.

Top US oil executives to testify before Congress
Palestinian laborers work building new houses in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Bruchin near the Palestinian town of Nablus

Israel approves nearly 3,000 new Jewish settlement homes in the West Bank

Israeli committee approves nearly 3,000 new settlement homes in the West Bank. Also, India's Supreme Court orders an independent probe into spying claims revealed in the Pegasus Papers. And, a Brazilian commission votes in favor of recommending criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro.

Israel approves nearly 3,000 new Jewish settlement homes in the West Bank
A pro-democracy protester wearing a turquoise blue scarf flashes the victory sign as thousands take to the streets to condemn a takeover by military officials, in Khartoum, Sudan, Oct. 25, 2021.

Sudanese protester to military: ‘Our numbers are too big to be ignored’

"They can’t kill us all," says Dalia Abdel-Moneim, a Khartoum resident who took to the streets among thousands of other Sudanese protesters in defiance of the military coup.

Sudanese protester to military: ‘Our numbers are too big to be ignored’
A gas station is empty because the gas pumps are out of service in Tehran, Iran, after a widespread outage of a system that allows consumers to buy fuel with a government-issued card

Iran faces widespread gas station outage, believed to be a cyberattack.

A network outage across Iran — believe to be a cyberattack — has shut down a government system that manages fuel subsidies. Also, protesters burn tires and block roads a day after a military coup in Sudan. And, Egypt ends its state of emergency after four years.

Iran faces widespread gas station outage, believed to be a cyberattack.