Sudan: Newspapers confiscated by security forces

On August 8, issues of Al-Ahdath, a Sudanese daily newspaper, were confiscated by security forces. Officials have yet to provide an explanation for the confiscation. Previously, officials pressured the editor of Al-Ahdath to retract articles written about violence in South Sudan.From the time leading up to Sudan’s July 9 split, there has been a crackdown on the press in the North. In June, nine journalists were fined for “defamation” and “publishing fake news”, and Ajras Al-Hurriya newspaper was confiscated after reporting on the violent actions of government forces in South Kordufan and Nuba.