The demonstration initially demanded peacefully improvement of
transportation service but swerved from its goals with the
impact of the "infiltrators" in the students, he noted.
accused the "infiltrators" of attacking the branch of the Bank
of Khartoum and looting equipment and properties, noting all
necessary legal measures have been taken.
Abdalla said a committee has been formed to investigate the
events and bring the perpetrators to trial.
Earlier, the governor issued a decision declaring curfew in
the state in the wake of the demonstration, while the state’s
security committee issued a decision suspending classes at all
schools of the state.
Violence in Sudan El Obeid
places talks between ruling military
council and opposition
'Freedom and Change Alliance' at stake
KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) --
The violence on Monday in El Obeid, capital city
of Sudan’s North Kordofan State, seems to have placed the talks
between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the
opposition Freedom and Change Alliance at stake.
Although meetings of the joint technical committee between
the TMC and the opposition alliance began in Khartoum earlier in
the day to study document of the constitutional declaration,
convocation of the direct talks scheduled for Tuesday remains
under great doubt.
Sudan Tribune, a local news portal, reported that the Freedom
and Change Alliance sent its negotiating delegation to El Obeid
to investigate the situation after the violence in the city.
Meanwhile, the alliance issued a statement that holds the TMC
responsible for the violence in El Obeid, saying people were
shot dead by soldiers from the army and the rapid support
Sudanese political parties also condemned what they termed
"El Obeid massacre," demanding suspension of talks with the
No comment has been issued yet from the military council.
Meetings of the joint technical committee are expected to
pave the way for the direct talks between the two sides on
Tuesday to finalize the constitutional declaration.
The document of the constitutional declaration includes
powers of the sovereignty council and the post of prime minister
during the transitional period.
On July 17, the TMC and the opposition alliance signed the
political declaration which determines the political structures
of the transitional period.
It stipulates the establishment of a joint sovereignty
council of 11 members: five civilians, five military
representatives and one civilian to be selected through mutual
It also provides that a council of ministers be formed.
Sudan issues decree to
restructure national security body
KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) --
Sudan on Monday issued a constitutional decree to
restructure the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS),
official SUNA news agency reported.
The decree, issued by Chairman of Sudan’s Transitional
Military Council (TMC) Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, also changes the
name of the NISS to the General Intelligence Organ, SUNA said.
"The amendment stipulated in the constitutional decree comes
within the framework of structuring the NISS to cope with the
political change in the country," said NISS’s Director General
By changing its name, the NISS has become more professional
in protecting the country and safeguarding its national security
against very complicated threats, he noted.
After the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir by the
Sudanese army in April, the opposition forces demanded the NISS
However, the TMC, which is running the country’s affairs,
insists on the existence of the NISS but agrees to restructure
it into a body that focuses on combating terrorism and
espionage, preventing human trafficking and fighting corruption
and money laundering.
Sudan supreme court
overturns TMC decision to dismiss public prosecutions chief
KHARTOUM Sudan (Xinhua) --
A Sudanese court on Monday overturned a decision by Sudan’s
Transitional Military Council (TMC) to end the service of the
chief of public prosecutions, official SUNA news agency
"The Supreme Administrative Court on Monday issued a decision
overturning the TMC’s decision No. (3/17) for 2019 ending the
service of Chief of Public Prosecutions Amer Mohamed Ibrahim,"
The supreme administrative court has decided to immediately
reinstate Ibrahim, it added.
The TMC decision violates the public prosecution law, the
Sudan official commends
positive Ethiopian role in Sudan peace process
ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) --
A Sudanese official on Thursday hailed the
Ethiopian government’s positive role towards bringing the
disputing Sudanese parties to an agreement.
The statement was made by the Governor of Sudan’s Blue Nile
State, Major General Ahmed Abdurahim, during an ongoing
consultative meeting that brought together senior officials from
Ethiopia’s western Benishangul-Gumuz regional state and the Blue
Nile State of Sudan in the Benishangul-Gumuz region’s capital
Abdurahim, who noted the ongoing peace process in Sudan as
essential, commended Ethiopia’s effort towards resolving the
political differences among Sudanese political parties.
Abdurahim, in particular, commended Ethiopian Prime Minister
Abiy Ahmed for his "efforts to resolve the challenges Sudan has
He stressed that "though separated by artificial boundaries,
Ethiopia and Sudan are tied together in marriage and culture
over the years," Ethiopia’s state-run news agency quoted the
Sudanese official as saying on Thursday.
He also expressed his hope that "the relation between the two
nations will be further strengthened in the coming years."
The Sudanese regional governor made the positive comments as
the Ethiopian government, in partnership with the African Union
(AU), took the lead in bringing the disputing Sudanese parties
to the negotiating tables so as to end the current political
uncertainties in the African country.
Chief Administrator of Ethiopia’s Benishangul Gumuz regional
state, Ashadli Hassen, also stressed during the meeting that the
relation between Ethiopia and Sudan has been "longstanding and
the two countries’ peoples are tied with blood and culture."
Hassen, who noted the meeting between the two countries
officials as "critical to ensuring the benefit of the people of
the two countries in general and the two regional states in
particular," also stressed that such meetings would have vital
importance towards strengthening the overall bilateral relations
of the two neighboring countries.
Over 40 members of delegations from the two regional states
are attending the ongoing consultative meeting while agreements
are also expected to be signed on areas of security and
development issues, it was noted.