Intelligence services impose travel bans on members of the Sudanese authorities


Sudan’s General Intelligence Service (GIS) has included members of the Government and transitional authorities in a list of travel bans, prompting the Executive to investigate this document to explain the decision.

According to information collected by the Sudan news portal Sudan Tribune, last week the security forces prevented Salá Mana, a senior official from the Withdrawal of Empowerment and Recovery of Public Funds, from boarding a flight to Cairo, arguing that he was in this ready.

The document includes the names of several senior officials, most of them part of the aforementioned body, including Mohamed al Faki, who is also a spokesman for the Sovereign Transitional Council and who has recently starred in tensions with the president of this body, Abdulfatá al Burhan. .

Thus, the Minister for Cabinet Affairs, Khaled Omer Yusif, who is also on the list, has sent a letter to the leadership of the GIS to form an investigation committee to clarify the reasons for these travel bans.

Yusif has emphasized that this investigative committee must include representatives of the Government, the GIS and the Committee for the Withdrawal of the Empowerment and Reputation of Public Funds, created after the overthrow in April 2019 of the then president, Omar Hasan al Bashir.

Civilian and military elements of Sudan’s transitional authorities have exchanged criticism and accusations in recent weeks in relation to the attempted coup, blamed by the authorities on soldiers linked to Al Bashir.

In this context, the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) coalition has demanded that the Police and the GIS be placed under the control of Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok, which has been rejected by Al Burhan and the ‘number two’ of the Sovereign Council of Transition, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.

The transitional authorities were established after an agreement between the military junta established after the coup that overthrew Al Bashir in April 2019, and various civil organizations and opposition political formations, with the aim of launching a series of reforms and prepare the next elections.

This Government has initiated a battery of social and economic reforms – some of which have caused unrest among the population, such as the withdrawal of subsidies – and has reached a peace agreement with important rebel groups in Darfur and other areas of the country. .

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