Sudan closes its borders with Libya and the Central African Republic citing the "threat they pose to the security and economy of Sudan".
Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir goes on trial for several charges, including fomenting a coup in 1989 that overthrew the government of Sadiq al-Mahdi. The trial is adjourned to a bigger courtroom. If convicted, 76-year-old al-Bashir could face the death penalty.
The government announces legal action against activists and journalists who "insulted" the military. They had accused the military of various killings during last year's protests, which the army denies. [https:--www.reuters.com-article-us-sudan-politics-sudans-army-launches-legal-action-against-insulting-activists-idUSKCN24J0N7?il=0 (Reuters)]Amid a reform of the country's Islamist laws, Sudan lifts the death penalty for homosexuality and ends flogging as punishment for homosexuals. [https:--africa.cgtn.com-2020-07-17-great-first-step-as-sudan-lifts-death-penalty-and-flogging-for-homosexuality- (CGTN)]Late-2019 Sudanese protests
Sudan says it has detained 122 of its nationals, including eight children, who were heading to neighboring Libya to fight as "mercenaries". Sudanese Foreign Minister Asma Mohamed Abdalla says, "We cannot get involved in a conflict in any neighboring country."
President Trump signs an executive order limiting refugees and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The order also prioritizes the vetting of Christian refugees of the Syrian Civil War.