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ICC trial in The Hague one option for Sudan's Bashir: minister

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan could send former leader Omar al-Bashir and other suspects to The Hague for trial before the International Criminal Court, but any decision would need approval from military and civilian rulers, the information minister said on Monday.

Sudanese authorities said last week that they had agreed for Bashir and three other suspects to appear before the ICC, without giving details of how this could happen.

Fuel shortages put squeeze on Sudan's transitional government

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Fuel shortages have left motorists in Sudan skipping work to queue for petrol and forced the transitional government to introduce a rationing system as it tries to manage acute economic pressures.

Some people have been spending entire days in queues that stretch for several km (miles) since the fuel crisis began late last week. Coming on top of bread shortages it has piled more pressure on a government struggling to deliver improvements after the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir last April.

Lifting sanctions on Sudan with Israel’s help is a big illusion: Sadiq Al-Mahdi

07 Feb 2020; MEMO: Leader of the Sudanese National Umma Party, Sadiq Al-Mahdi, renewed his party’s rejection of any kind of normalisation with Israel, stressing that the ideas that Tel Aviv can help lift US sanctions on Khartoum is a “big illusion”.

Al-Mahdi said in a press conference held at his party’s headquarters in the city of Omdurman: “We reject normalisation with Israel, as it is harmful to Arab, Muslim and Palestinian interests,” reported Sudanese website Ahdath Al-Yom.

Sudan leader says meeting with Netanyahu "in Sudan's interests"

KHARTOUM, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said his meeting with the Israeli prime minister was in the interests of the country.

"Al-Burhan said his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Sudan's supreme interests and that it was with the knowledge of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok," Sudanese army spokesman Brig. Amer Mohamed al-Hassan said during a press conference in Khartoum on Wednesday.

Sudan protesters reject secret meeting with Israel

05 Feb 2020; MEMO: Scores of Sudanese people yesterday protested outside the government’s headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, after revelations that a secret meeting was held between Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu,  on Monday.

Sudan Government Says It Wasn’t Notified Of Leader’s Meeting With Netanyahu

KHARTOUM, Feb 4 (NNN-SUNA) – Sudan’s transitional government said, it was not informed of a meeting between the African country’s leader and Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyanu, in which the two leaders agreed to normalise relations.

Government spokesman, Faisal Mohamed Salih said, the cabinet was waiting for Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to return from Uganda, where he met Netanyahu.

“We received the news about the meeting through the media,” Salih said in a statement.

Sudan gov't signs peace deal with opposition groups

KHARTOUM, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Sudan's government on Sunday signed a peace agreement with two opposition groups from northern Sudan, according to the Sovereign Council in a statement.

The two groups from North Sudan - Kush Movement and Northern Entity - are parts of Sudan's opposition Revolutionary Front Alliance.

The agreement was signed in Juba, capital of South Sudan, which is patronizing the negotiations between the Sudanese factions.

Sudans' PM vows to bring murder, genocide culprits to justice

KHARTOUM, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Wednesday vowed to bring those involved in murder and genocide to justice.

"Justice will be achieved. The law will take its course on all killers," said Hamdok while addressing a rally marking the first anniversary of Sudan's December protests.

"War crimes and genocide do not drop due to statute of limitations. We will work to ensure that all criminals are tried and that dignity is restored to the families of the victims," he added.

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