George Clooney contracted malaria during a trip to Sudan earlier this month, but is now fully cured, a spokesman for the Oscar-winning actor said.
Nearly 200 people have been killed in attacks by a renegade militia in south Sudan's Jonglei oil state, the region's ruling party said, almost doubling earlier estimates of the death count.
At least 31 people were killed in a clash between south Sudan's army and rebel militia fighters, the army said, the latest violence to unsettle the region ahead of its independence in July.
Unknown people attacked a convoy of northern Sudanese soldiers and UN peacekeepers in Sudan's Abyei flashpoint region, wounding two, the United Nations said.
Armed looters set fire to parts of Sudan's disputed Abyei border town, the United Nations said, days after north Sudanese troops seized it, pushing the north and south closer to conflict.
More than 15,000 people have fled Sudan's Abyei region to Agok in the south after the northern army seized the disputed area, United Nations officials said.
US President Barack Obama urged today Sudan's government to halt military operations in a troubled border state and called for a ceasefire in bloody fighting as the south prepares to secede next month.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice called today for swift implementation of an agreement between north and south Sudan to demilitarize the disputed Abyei region.
The United Nations said today 73,000 people had fled violence in Sudan's Southern Kordofan border state after more than two weeks of fighting between the northern army and southern-aligned troops.
The UN Security Council today unanimously approved a US.-drafted resolution authorizing deployment of 4,200 Ethiopian troops to Sudan's disputed Abyei region for a six-month period.
A boat packed with refugees bound for Saudi Arabia sunk off the Sudanese coast, killing 197 people, Sudanese media linked to the government said.
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir congratulated South Sudan on its independence today and called for good neighborly relations at a ceremony to mark the south's split from Sudan in the north.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor requested an arrest warrant for Sudan's defence minister as part of the court's investigation into atrocities in the Darfur conflict, a move that Khartoum dismissed as "political".
A group of US lawmakers and film star George Clooney were arrested at Sudan's embassy in Washington on Friday in a protest at which activists accused Khartoum of blocking humanitarian aid from reaching a volatile border region where hundreds of thousands of people may be short of food.
The United Nations said it had started airdrops to deliver emergency food to a camp in South Sudan packed with people fleeing fighting on the Sudan side of the joint border.
Thirty two people including a Sudanese government minister and other officials were killed when a plane taking them to an Islamic festival crashed in the south of the country today, state media said.
Five UN peacekeepers and seven civilians working with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan were killed in an ambush near the Gumuruk settlement in Jonglei State, the United Nations said today.
More than 60 miners were killed this week in Sudan's Darfur region when the gold mine they were working in collapsed, a police spokesman said.
Sudanese authorities has re-arrested a Sudanese woman hours after she was freed from death row, and detained her and her family as they tried to board a plane in Khartoum.
China has begun deploying 700 soldiers to a UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan to protect oil fields and Chinese workers amid a rebellion in the African country, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Some 500 migrants are believed to have died in the Mediterranean after traffickers rammed their boat off Malta's coast last week, the International Organisation for Migration said today.