Sudanese president declares emergency in 2 states
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has announced a 6-month state of emergency in the states of Kassala and North Kurdufan, government news agency SUNA said on Saturday.
Kasala is on the country’s eastern border with Eritrea.
A state of emergency is already in force in seven other conflict-ridden states.
These include the five states that make up the region of Darfur, where government forces have been battling rebels since 2003.
The state of emergency also applies to the two states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, where government forces have been fighting insurgents since 2011.
According to the constitution, parliament needs to approve the president’s decree within two weeks.