Katharine Houreld

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi correspondent
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As Sudan’s capital burns, the Darfur region negotiates a fragile truce

But fighting continues elsewhere in the country between forces backed by rival generals Burhan and Hemedti

April 24, 2023

Diplomats evacuated from Sudan, but tens of thousands of foreigners remain

Fighting between Sudan’s military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has killed at least 450 people and injured 3,500, according to the United Nations.

April 23, 2023

U.S. evacuates embassy personnel and families from Sudan, Biden says

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said operations at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum have been suspended as fighting in the Horn of Africa nation continues.

April 22, 2023

Russian mercenaries closely linked with Sudan’s warring generals

But the Wagner Group and its backers in the Kremlin have much to lose if they back the wrong side.

April 22, 2023

Families stream out of Sudan’s capital amid apocalyptic scenes of fighting

A humanitarian crisis is looming as people flee the fighting, but aid groups are also paralyzed by the urban warfare.

April 20, 2023

The warring leaders pushing Sudan to the brink

A violent showdown between Sudan’s two most powerful leaders has brought a new level of instability to the region. Today on “Post Reports,” a look at how the country went from hopes of democracy just a few years ago to being on the cusp of civil war.

April 19, 2023

Generals’ war chests have fueled fighting in Sudan. Now they’re at risk.

With so much at stake, Burhan and Hemedti have an urgent incentive to keep battling.

April 19, 2023

Sudan cease-fire fails to hold; U.S. convoy, aid workers attacked

Blinken called the attack on a U.S. convoy "reckless" as the military factions continued to level accusations of violence against each other after a cease-fire.

April 18, 2023

Sudan’s neighbors fear spillover as death toll from clashes nears 200

As fighting between the forces of rival generals stretched into a third day, officials from other African and Arab countries began pressing for calm.

April 17, 2023

Civilian toll rises in Sudan as military, rivals fight for control

The battles follow a spike in tensions between the Rapid Support Forces paramilitary group and the Sudanese military.

April 16, 2023