# Sudan

Last month
November 2023
Oireachtas Committee urged to increase funding for ‘abandoned’ Sudan
More than 10,400 people have been killed in the Sudan conflict so far, which broke out in April.
This year
Zelenskyy holds security talks with Sudanese army general at Shannon Airport
Burhan is the head of Sudan’s army, since he seized power during a coup in 2021.
At least 40 people dead after military air strike hits Sudanese capital Khartoum
Over 2.8 million people have fled the Sudanese capital, whose pre-war population was around five million.
At least five dead in Khartoum air strikes
A civil war between the military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has raged since April.
Coups d'état: How France's imperial legacy continues to influence West African politics
The military leaders in Niger have this week ordered the expulsion of the French ambassador Sylvain Itte despite his refusal to recognise the authority of the junta.
Sudan: 'She was caring for her own children as well as two others separated from their parents'
As a million flee Sudan, a crisis is unfolding along its border, writes Rosamond Bennett of Christian Aid.
Sudan violence rages as paramilitaries deny Darfur war crimes
Air strikes have pummelled the capital Khartoum.
Sudan mediation to resume in Saudi Arabia as war enters fourth month
For three months, barely a day has passed for residents of the capital Khartoum without their homes shaking from constant air strikes, artillery blasts and gun battles.
Sudan on brink of 'full-scale civil war', UN warns, as air raid kills 22 people
After nearly three months of war between Sudan’s rival generals, the air strike is the latest incident to provoke outrage.
Fighting rocks Sudanese capital again as disease threatens those displaced by the conflict
2.2 million have been forced from their homes inside the country.
UN urges action to stop 'wanton killings' in Sudan's Darfur region
Two months into the fighting in Sudan the United Nations has warned the conflict has taken an ‘ethnic dimension’ in the Darfur region.
Fighting in Sudan resumes immediately after end of latest ceasefire
The ceasefire brought a brief respite to the millions of civilians who have been trapped by the fighting in greater Khartoum.
UN countries pledge $1.5 billion to save Sudan from humanitarian crisis
More than two months into the fighting, the United Nations is worried the crisis could spill over and destabilise neighbouring African states.
New truce between Sudan's warring generals takes effect
Multiple truces have been agreed and broken during the conflict.
Death toll in Sudan surges past 2,000 as war enters third month
The fighting has driven 2.2 million people from their homes.
Fighting rages in Sudan as the US and Saudi Arabia push for new truce talks
Multiple ceasefires have been broken between the country’s warring generals.
180 bodies buried without identification in Sudan as blasts rock Khartoum again
Civilians reported escalated fighting after the army quit ceasefire talks on Wednesday.
Fighting worsens in Sudan despite US sanctions
Witnesses reported artillery fire in eastern Khartoum and in Omdurman, just across the Nile.
Sudanese ceasefire fails again as army attacks paramilitary bases
The United Nations says 1.2 million people have been internally displaced and more than 425,000 have fled to neighbouring countries.
Inside the military and diplomatic mission to evacuate Irish citizens from Sudan
A report by
Niall O'Connor
Earlier this week The Journal spoke to two officers who devised and planned the Sudan ECAT in which more than 200 people were rescued.
Fighting in Sudan has displaced more than 1.3 million people, says UN
Violence erupted in April after months of escalating tensions between rival generals Abdel-Fattah Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.
Bombardments, bandit raids and carjackings: Life in Sudan for the Irish aid agency staff
There are 230 Goal aid workers still in the African country where fighting has continued despite multiple ceasefires.
Clashes and air-strikes reported in Sudan minutes after one-week ceasefire officially begins
There had been an absence of signals on the ground that fighters intended to honour the truce as gunfire and explosions still rocked Khartoum today.
Battles rage in capital just hours after Sudan factions agree to ceasefire
The ceasefire is set to go into effect at 9.45pm (19.45 GMT) tomorrow.
The Explainer: Interview - HSE doctor speaks about her evacuation from war-torn Sudan
We sit down with Dr Sulafa Salama, a Sudanese doctor working in St James’s in Dublin, who was trapped in Khartoum when the fighting broke out. We’re also joined by Dr Aia Mohamed, assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin, who speaks to us about how her father was visiting Sudan when the fighting broke out.
'I couldn't reach my kids for five days': Ireland-based doctor describes outbreak of war in Sudan
“Some people were praying, some people were crying.”
Blasts rock Khartoum as warring sides meet to prevent 'humanitarian catastrophe'
More than 750 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced since fighting erupted on 15 April.
Sudan unlikely to see 'permanent' ceasefire after peace talks fail to yield progress
The talks had yielded “no major progress” as both sides believe they can win the battle, a Saudi diplomat said.
Air raids batter Sudanese capital ahead of first direct talks between warring sides
A joint US-Saudi statement welcomed the “start of pre-negotiation talks” and urged sustained global support to quell fighting.
US warns that Sudan fighting could turn into 'protracted' conflict
US President Joe Biden threatened to impose sanctions on those responsible for the conflict which has killed hundreds in less than three weeks.
246 Irish citizens evacuated from Sudan as warring parties agree to seven-day truce
The latest advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs to Irish citizens in Sudan is to ‘shelter in place, remain indoors and observe local restrictions’.
Sudan conflict could force 800,000 people to flee, says UN
Fighting between the Sudanese army and a paramilitary group is in its third week.
209 Irish citizens and their dependents flee Sudan as ceasefire extended
The Sudanese Armed Forces and the rival Rapid Support Forces both confirmed a three-day extension of a truce that was due to end at midnight.
Fighting enters third week in Sudan despite new truce
Protesters gathered on O’Connell Street in Dublin today in solidarity with the people of Sudan.
Fighting continues in Sudan despite ceasefire deal being extended by three days
There have been multiple truce efforts since fighting broke out on 15 April between Sudan’s army and the paramilitary group RSF.
The Explainer: What is happening in Sudan?
Joining us on this week’s episode to explain more is Jehanne Henry, a human rights lawyer based in East Africa. She was an advisor to the transitional government in 2020-21, and previously held the role of associate director in Human Rights Watch’s Africa division.
122 Irish citizens evacuated from Sudan as army agrees to extend existing ceasefire
Irish citizens have been evacuated on flights arranged by EU partners and the UK.
‘People will die of hunger if they survive bullets’: Concern’s Sudan director pleads for peace
‘There will be a famine situation and people will die of hunger even if they survive the bullets.’
Close to 90 Irish citizens evacuated from Sudan as fears mount for current ceasefire
The 88 Irish citizens have been evacuated on flights by EU partners and the UK.
Tánaiste Michéal Martin has thanked "our international partners for continued support" in so far evacuating 88 Irish citizens.
Irish Embassies in Jordan, Egypt, and Cyprus are providing consular assistance to people arriving into these countries.
The British evacuation mission from Sudan has lifted 301 people to safety over four flights.
‘Don't take it as fact’: Irish citizens in Sudan urged to ‘clarify’ information on social media
More than 70 Irish citizens evacuated from Sudan as sporadic gunfire dents 72-hour ceasefire
‘Don't take it as fact’: Irish citizens in Sudan urged to ‘clarify’ information on social media
A report by
Diarmuid Pepper
Irish citizens still in Sudan have also been advised to stay where they are if it is safe to do so.