It is not the Arab Spring, but it looks a lot like it.
Ballots have been counted in an unofficial referendum in the flashpoint Abyei region to decide if it lies in Sudan or South Sudan.
Residents of the Abyei region, claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, have voted in an unofficial referendum to decide which country they belong to.
"Al-Intibaha", Sudan's most popular newspaper and critic of government, has been ordered to stop publishing.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who faces international war crimes charges, could shake things up if he shows up at UN general assembly.
Among the birthday missives South Sudan received as it turned two this month was one that stood out for all the wrong reasons.
Seven peacekeepers were killed and 17 wounded when they came under heavy fire from gunmen in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region on Saturday.
South Sudan is guilty of human rights abuses and awash with corruption, warn campaigners on the second anniversary of the country's independence.
Sudan has put on hold nine security and economic pacts with South Sudan but remains committed to good relations if the South ends support for rebels.
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday ordered a halt to the flow of oil from South Sudan.
Sudan's security services have suspended the country's two biggest newspapers to punish them for reporting on army operations, say editors.
The search for about 100 workers believed to have died inside a collapsed gold mine in Sudan's Darfur region has ended, says a miner.
Rebels from Sudan's Darfur region launched a dawn attack on the city of Um Rawaba on Saturday, taking their fight closer to the capital Khartoum.
The first observers are preparing to monitor a demilitarised buffer zone between Sudan and South Sudan, Khartoum's defence minister has said.
The countryâ€™s wells have remained blocked by hostility with Sudan, but it has huge agricultural potential.
The economic recovery of Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur needs about $6-billion, a top official has said, appealing for international support.
Despite economic advances, many of the continent's people are still denied their rights, says Louise Redvers.
The UN has blamed the Sudanese government and rebels for blocking all humanitarian aid where more than 900 000 people need help.
President Salva Kiir is willing to remove the army from the border with Sudan, signalling a possible compromise with his Sudanese counterpart.