The casualties were all protesters who had been demonstrating in the city of Kassala in support of the provincial governor, who was sacked earlier this week.
Negotiating an end to the rebellions in Sudan’s far-flung provinces has been a crucial goal for the transitional government.
Mike Pompeo, who flew to Khartoum on the historic "first official non-stop flight" from Tel Aviv, is the first US Secretary of State to visit Sudan since Condoleezza Rice went there in 2005.
The government reached a deal with rebel groups in February that all five Sudanese ICC suspects should appear before the court but PM Abdalla Hamdok had not previously publicly affirmed Sudan's position.
Egypt and Sudan view the dam as a threat to vital water supplies, while Ethiopia considers it essential for its electrification and development.
Other amendments include abolishing the death penalty for apostasy and no longer requiring women to have permission from male family members to travel outside the country with their children.
The $4.6 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River is meant to provide needed electricity for more than 70 million Ethiopians.
Suspicions have turned to some of the country’s top generals, who aren't comfortable with the prospect of civilian rule ahead of the country’s first free elections next year.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States would appoint an ambassador to Khartoum.
Premier Abdalla Hamdok announces formation of first government since veteran Omar al Bashir's ouster in April. The 18-member cabinet includes four women, including Asmaa Abdalla as the first woman to serve as foreign minister in Sudanese history.
Abdallah Hamdok says $10bn in direct aid and foreign currency reserves are needed to help the economy recover after recent political instability.
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