Sudan – 22 July 2016
Khartoum supports South Sudan demand to join Arab League
State Minister for Foreign Affairs on Thursday reiterated Sudan’s support to South Sudan’s request to join Arab League (AL) as special observer, which is expected to be discussed during the upcoming summit in Nouakchott on 26-27 July.
Last June, South Sudan Foreign Minister Deng Alor Kuol told Middle East News Agency that his country is considering joining the Arab League as observer.
However, during a visit to Khartoum last week, the new AL Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said that the organization’s charter does not allow this kind of membership. But he added he is trying to convince Arab countries to give South Sudan the status of “special observer”.
Sudanese security confiscates print runs of two newspapers
Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Wednesday has confiscated copies of Al-Jareeda and Al-Taghyeer daily newspapers from the printing house without stating any reasons.
Chief-Editor of Al-Jareeda Ashraf Abdel-Aziz told Sudan Tribune that NISS seized 11,000 copies of the newspaper on Wednesday resulting in huge financial losses.