Sudanese authorities continued to restrict newspapers from publishing stories on social issues as the societal police entered the scene of press restrictions and summoned several journalists to question them on investigations they published related to HIV and statistics of sex workers in Khartoum.
Sudan’s ruling party to mull Berlin declaration
Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) said on Wednesday it will deeply consider the Berlin declaration signed by the opposition forces to take a stand on it.
The “Sudan Call” forces, including the opposition alliance National Consensus Forces (NCF), rebel umbrella Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF), National Umma Party (NUP) and civil society groups, issued on Saturday the Berlin declaration where they expressed their readiness to discuss with Khartoum government the requirements and procedures of the national dialogue in a preparatory meeting.
Bashir says security in Darfur remains top election priority
Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir has pledged to achieve security in Darfur, and said it is the highest priority in his electoral program.
Bashir, who was speaking Wednesday in an electoral meeting in the capital of West Darfur state, El-Geneina ahead of the general elections next April, said West Darfur set a good example for peaceful coexistence and social harmony, pointing the state is free of rebellion and tribal conflicts.