In the wake of heavy clashes, authorities in Khartoum claim the army has defeated Darfur rebel forces that had launched a lightning attack on the capital. Blaming Chad for backing the offensive, Sudan cut off diplomatic ties with its neighbour.
Darfur rebels of the Justice and Equality Movement claimed they entered Khartoum for the first time after routing army forces in a western suburb of the Sudanese capital. A rebel commander said the aim was to take over power in Sudan.
Dominic Dim, a defence minister in the government of South Sudan, died when a small aeroplane carrying 21 passengers, including a government advisor and his wife, crashed near the southern town of Rumbek.
According to a UN estimate, the crisis in Darfur may have claimed up to 300,000 lives. Sudanese authorities have dismissed the figure, claiming its is closer to 10,000. P.Bolopion reports from the UN in New York.
Sudan started its first census in 15 years, a milestone in the peace deal that ended Africa's longest civil war. Khartoum, assisted by the UN, says it has prepared the most comprehensive population count ever held in the country. (Story: S.Sitbon)
Additional troops from Sudan and Tanzania joined the AU and Comoran battalions already stationed on the Comoran island of Moheli, as they prepare to launch an assault on the neighbouring Anjouan island. (Report: F.Berruyer/C.Norris-Trent)
The Chadian government has accused Sudan of sending anti-government rebels into its territory as the presidents of the two countries meet for peace talks. Sudan has rejected the accusations as "nonsense".
A body identified as that of the French peacekeeper gone missing on Monday has been found in Sudan, near the Chad border, Sudan has confirmed. A EUFOR spokesman said he could not confirm until the body is formally identified. (Report: N.Rushworth)