Home | News    Wednesday 8 March 2017

Sudanese security chief pledges to boost ’soft and hard powers’

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

March 7, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - In an open defiance to the constitutional reforms laid on the table of the Sudanese parliament, the director-general of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) Tuesday vowed to develop the soft and hard powers of his agency.

JPEG - 29.2 kb
The head of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), Mohamed Atta Abbas Al-Moula (Photo: Reuters)

Mohamed Atta made his pledges in a speech he delivered at the NISS complex in Khartoum North during a celebration of the Achievement Medal, a military decoration recently given by President Omer al-Bashir to the members and director of the security agency.

The statement is seen as a declared opposition to the ’’Freedoms’’ document filed to the parliament last January in order to curtail the powers of the NISS related to the arbitrary detention and press censorship and confiscations.

The disputed reform is part of constitutional reforms endorsed by the National Dialogue Conference to reduce NISS influence and limits its role to the gathering and analysis of information.

"The NISS will remain a watchful eye and a multifaceted power, soft and hard, to protect the country, the destiny of the people and the future of Sudan," Atta said.

He stressed that the NISS will not concede its main powers but will expand it and be more powerful.

The NISS director also said the crises that the country experienced forced the NISS members to wear the khaki.

Last February, NISS deputy director Osama Mukhtar voiced his opposition to any attempt to curtails the power of the security agency and called to enhance its powers to fight the threats that the country is facing.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Reflections on the SPLM-Ns 2017-10-18 20:15:33 By Mohamed Yassin It is sad, weird and ugly that some comrades reduced the vision of the SPLM to the SPLM-N standing for North, as a compromise. Its adaptation, it was bitterly adopted in an (...)

Do we have leaders in South Sudan or murderers? 2017-10-15 04:13:20 By Peter Gai Manyuon According to different scholars globally, leadership style is the way a person uses power to lead other people. More so, scholars have also identified a variety of (...)

Accountability, National Dialogue, and Elections: Which one of them comes first? 2017-10-12 21:51:17 By Dr Lako Jada Kwajok Conflicts or wars are the offspring of failures to have constructive dialogues in resolving problems between parties. The parties could range from countries, groups of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 October 7, 2017 A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth of Greater Bor in diaspora (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.