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Guests at the Priceless Evening gala dinner last night included; Jemima Khan, Hugh Grant and Claudia Winkleman

Big spenders make their bids to support freedom of the press

Hugh Grant and Jemima Khan, two of the fiercest critics of press malpractice, were among the famous names backing the media as a force for good last night at a gala event hosted by The Journalism Foundation.

Landmine clearance expert released by Sudan

A British landmine clearance expert has been released by the Sudanese authorities after being arrested on the disputed border with South Sudan.

Briton among foreigners freed in Sudan

Sudan has released four foreigners who were detained three weeks ago near the border with South Sudan following weeks of heavy clashes between the two African neighbours.

Dr John Sentamu: World leaders need to show more ambition in tackling hunger

Around 170 million children worldwide risk life-long impairment because of their diets

Tess Finch-Lees: South Sudan needs our help, not our silence

In 2006 I briefed David Cameron before a visit to Darfur. On his return he was indignant: "This is ethnic cleansing and we cannot remain silent in the face of this horror." That was in opposition. Now that he has the power to influence events in Sudan, his silence is deafening.

Compelling: the themes of 'Cymbeline' resonate in modern South Sudan

Shakespeare as spoken in South Sudan to the Globe Theatre

Ros Wynne-Jones hears the incredible tale behind the staging of 'Cymbeline' in the Juba Arabic language

China and Russia resist Sudanese sanctions

China and Russia are resisting joining Western pressure on the UN Security Council to threaten Sudan and South Sudan with sanctions if the two countries fail to comply with demands to halt their escalating conflict.

Compelling: the themes of 'Cymbeline' resonate in modern South Sudan

Cymbeline: From war-ravaged South Sudan to the Globe Theatre

The incredible tale behind a Cymbeline in Juba Arabic

JOSEPH KONY: The self-styled ‘messiah’ has led the LRA in bloody raids throughout Central Africa

Sudan accused of using Kony's army

Sudan's government has been accused by Uganda of providing support to the notorious rebel leader Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

Sudan holds British man on border

A British man is among four people who have been arrested by the Sudanese government and accused of carrying out "military activities".

Leading article: China has a role to play in Sudan

Sudan has "declared war" on its new neighbour, the President of South Sudan announced on a trade trip to China this week. The truth is that the two countries have effectively been at war almost since the South voted for independence from the North last year. Now China, which buys oil from both countries, must consider its options as peacemaker.

Bombs still fall as Sudan accused of 'declaring war'

Sudan continued with its aerial bombardment of South Sudan yesterday, dropping eight bombs overnight as South Sudan's President said the attacks amounted to a declaration of war by the North.

Sudan president rules out peace talks as forces bomb the South

The Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, arrived in the disputed border area between the two Sudans yesterday, vowing that there would be no peace talks as forces loyal to Khartoum bombed targets inside South Sudan's territory.

Mob burns down church in Khartoum

A Muslim mob set ablaze a Catholic church frequented by Southern Sudanese in the capital Khartoum late on Saturday.

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