Sudan arrests former speaker of parliament

(KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese police force on Sunday arrested a prominent Islamist and former Speaker of Parliament, Ibrahim Ahmed Omar. Security sources in Khartoum said that he had been arrested as a result of his participation in a demonstration organized by Islamist groups, on Friday to protest against legal amendments recently made by the transitional government. Omer is facing criminal charges under articles (13) and (14) of the Empowerment Removal…

SPLM-N’s al-Hilu calls to transfer peace talks to Sudan’s transitional cabinet

(JUBA) - Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu, head of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) called to transfer the peace file to the cabinet and renewed his rejection of the constitutional conference as a mechanism to adopt the country’s permanent constitution. The Sovereign Council leads the ongoing peace talks with the armed groups, while the transitional constitution says it is one of the tasks of the government to be accomplished under the "auspices…

Sudan’s women demonstrate for fair representation in transitional government

(KHARTOUM) - Hundreds of women headed Sunday to the Sudanese Council of Ministers to call to ensure women full participation in the transitional authority structures. The women chanted slogans like: We want our full rights, Long live the women’s struggle, The woman is a partner, not a decor, No discrimination and no let-down. The rally was organized by 64 women groups and civil society organizations, to express their anger against…

Government stops renewing passports of naturalized Sudanese

(KHARTOUM) - The Ministry of Interior decided to stop renewing passports for Sudanese by naturalization until the end of a review process to determine how they got it. The ousted President Omer al-Bashir’s regime naturalized thousands of people and delivered passports, as they are widely believed to be affiliated with the International Organization of the Muslim Brotherhood. Press reports spoke about mafia of leading members of the previous regime, including…

SDRPY, UNDP and Key Developmental Actors in Yemen Highlight Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — At the invitation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) participated in a virtual international donors meeting on Thursday on development priorities in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on the newly developed socio-economic framework in Yemen. UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Lise Grande and World Bank Regional Manager in…