December 30, 2017 / 12:39 PM / 3 months ago

Sudan announces state of emergency in Kassala, North Kurdufan - SUNA

CAIRO (Reuters) - 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.

FILE PHOTO: Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir addresses supporters during his visit to the war-torn Darfur region, in Bilal, Darfur, Sudan September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Files

The move is part of ongoing disarmament campaigns which started near Darfur and Blue Nile in October.

Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; writing by Nadine Awadalla; editing by Jason Neely

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