Events in the year 2021 in Sudan.


See also:Other events of 2021
History of Sudan

Incumbents edit

Events edit

Ongoing – War in Darfur, COVID-19 pandemic in Sudan

January and February edit

  • January 3 – Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia agree to hold further talks this month to resolve their dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile.[1]
  • January 6 – Sudan and the United States sign the Abraham Accords opening a path to normalization of Sudanese-Israeli relations and settling the debt with the World Bank.[2]
  • January 16 – Fighting between Masalit people and Arab nomads in Al Geneina District leaves 84 dead and 160 wounded, including soldiers. This is two weeks after the United Nations withdrew its peacekeepers from West Darfur.[3][4]
  • January 17 – The death toll in weekend fighting goes to 130 in West Darfur and dozens in South Darfur. At least 50,000 people are displaced.[5]
  • January 19 – Tensions rise along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia days after Sudan accused Ethiopia of violating its airspace.[6] South Sudan has offered to mediate.[7]
  • January 20 – No injuries or damage reported in an attack on Governor Mohammed Abdalla al-Douma's residence in Geneina, West Darfur.[8]
  • January 24 – Police fire tear gas at dozens of people protesting about the economy in Khartoum; similar protests were held in Omdurman. Inflation reached 269% in December and Sudan has a debt of USD $60 billion. The Export–Import Bank of the United States recently gave Sudan a $1 billion loan.[9]
  • January 26 – General Abdel-Fattah Burhan and Minister of Defence Yassin Ibrahim meet with Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen in Khartoum.[10]
  • January (date unknown) – Islamist Sheikh Muhammed Al-Amin Ismail condemns The Creation of Adam by Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo, displayed in a history book, as “heresy and atheism”. The book has been withdrawn from the curriculum.[11]
  • February 8 – Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announces a new Cabinet including Gibril Ibrahim as finance minister and ministers from the Sudan Revolutionary Front.[12]
  • February 10 – The new Cabinet is sworn in.[13]
  • February 21 – The central bank devalues Sudanese currency. The previous official rate was previous official rate of 55 pounds per U.S. dollar, and the new official rate is 375 pounds to the U.S. dollar.[14]

March and April edit

May and June edit

July and August edit

Rest of year edit

  • December : Mine collapse kills at least 32 in Kordofan.

Deaths edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Nile dam dispute: Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia agree to hold more talks". Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  2. ^ Axelrod, Tal (6 January 2021). "Sudan officials announce signing of 'Abraham Accords' with US". The Hill. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  3. ^ "Scores killed in Sudan's Darfur clashes". Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  4. ^ Strick, Benjamin [@BenDoBrown] (January 22, 2021). "Satellite imagery of El Geneina (الجنينة) in Darfur, Sudan shows widespread burning of homes after ethnic violence on January 16 leaving at least 80 killed, 160+ wounded and more than 50,000 displaced. Image @planetlabs More in this thread Thread" (Tweet). Archived from the original on January 22, 2021 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Tribal clashes leave dozens dead in 2 Sudanese provinces". AP News. 18 January 2021. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
  6. ^ Mules, Ineke (20 January 2021). "East Africa: Tensions Escalate Between Ethiopia and Sudan". DW. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  7. ^ "South Sudan 'Ready to Mediate Between Sudan, Ethiopia' to End Border Conflict". East African. 18 January 2021. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  8. ^ Magdy, Samy (20 January 2021). "Armed men try to storm governor's house in Sudan's Darfur". The Associated Press. Retrieved January 21, 2021. There were no injuries or damage in the attempted attack on West Darfur Gov. Mohammed Abdalla al-Douma's residence in the provincial capital of Genena, but it underscored the heightened tensions in the restive region where a bout of tribal violence has killed around 230 people since last week.
  9. ^ "Sudan police fire teargas at protesters over worsening economy". AFP. January 24, 2021. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  10. ^ "Officials say Israeli minister visited Sudan to discuss ties". AP News. 26 January 2021. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  11. ^ Brown, Will (February 10, 2021). "'A picture of God hugging a naked woman?': Sudan Islamists blast Michelangelo painting in textbook". Yahoo! News. Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  12. ^ "Sudan's prime minister names new cabinet". Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera. February 8, 2021. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  13. ^ "Sudan's new Cabinet sworn in amid protests over dire economy". AP News. 10 February 2021. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  14. ^ "Sudan devalues currency in effort to access debt relief". Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera. February 21, 2021. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  15. ^ "US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port". Yahoo! News. AFP. March 1, 2021. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  16. ^ "Sudan official: Tribal clashes kill at least 10 in Darfur". AP News. 3 March 2021. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  17. ^ "Egypt's president el-Sissi visits Sudan amid rapprochement". Yahoo! News. AP News. March 6, 2021. Retrieved March 6, 2021.
  18. ^ "Sudan to access $2BN in World Bank grants after settling debts". Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera. March 26, 2021. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  19. ^ "Sudan gov't and SPLM-N sign agreement to pave way for peace talks". Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera. March 28, 2021. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  20. ^ "Sudan wants UN Security Council to discuss Ethiopia's Nile dam". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  21. ^ Abdelaziz, Khalid (8 August 2021). "Sudan recalls ambassador to Ethiopia after mediation offer rejected". Reuters. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  22. ^ "Sudan says will 'hand over' al-Bashir to ICC for war crimes trial". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  23. ^ "بسبب كورونا .. وفاة الفنان السودانى عبد الحكيم الطاهر". January 1, 2021.
  24. ^ Inamdar, Shujauddin Fahad (February 9, 2021). "Father of Modern Islamic Psychology Malik Badri is no more".
  25. ^ Rosenberg, Carol (February 11, 2021). "Ibrahim Idris, a Guantánamo Bay Detainee on Day 1, Dies at 60". The New York Times – via

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