News from Sudan
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the ITUC Africa have released a letter to Prime Minister Abdulla Hamdok condemning the arrests and detention of several trade unionists in different parts of the country and expressing their concern over the governments conduct and crackdown on independent trade unions and their leaders.
A new set of regulations severely restricting civil society organizations registered under the Sudan Voluntary and Humanitarian Works Act of 2006 surfaced unannounced on social media in late February 2021 and bearing the approval of the outgoing Minister of Labor and Social Development – Lena Al Shiekh.
Kassala State Police have used tear gas to forcibly dispersed a peaceful protest that was staged by Persons with Special Needs and Teachers in the state.
The incoming Ministry of Finance and Planning (Gibreel Khalil) issued a decree abolishing all tax exemptions for civil society organizations.
The Sudanese Journalists Union (dissolved in 2019 by the government) released a statement denouncing the harassment and arrests of Journalists under the accusation of” inciting strife and undermining the constitutional order”.