‘Auditor accuses Sudan's Minister of Finance of corruption’: confiscated newspaper
On Wednesday the Sudanese Security in Khartoum confiscated all copies of El Jareeda newspaper from the printing works. No explanation was given, however the headline of the confiscated print run tackled the corruption of the Sudanese Cottons Company.
El Jareeda reported as follows: “The audit team of the Auditor General has accused the former deputy director of the Bank of Sudan, Badr El Din Mahmoud, of forgery and violation of the proper procedures for tenders. Mahmoud was at that time chairman of the Committee on Purchases of the New Ginneries. This committee was formed by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry then, Mohamed Amin Kabashi, by Ministerial Decree issued on February 29, 2006.”
Mahmoud is the current Minister of Finance.
The Sudanese Security Service monitors the Sudanese newspapers on a daily basis, ordering editors to delete any news relating to corruption, security, or the wars waged by the government against its citizens in Darfur, South Kordofan and the Blue Nile.
Some journalists say that anything which is not in the interest of the ruling National Congress Party is not allowed to be published.
File photo (Radio Dabanga)
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