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October 16 - 2019 DABANGA SUDAN
Sudanese Supreme Court Judge Nemat Abdallah Kheir has been confirmed and gazetted as Sudan’s new Chief Justice (Social media)
Sudanese Supreme Court Judge Nemat Abdallah Kheir has been confirmed and gazetted as Sudan’s new Chief Justice (Social media)

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Sudan appoints its first woman Chief Justice

October 10 - 2019 KHARTOUM Respected veteran Sudanese Supreme Court Judge Nemat Abdallah Kheir has been confirmed and gazetted as Sudan’s new Chief Justice. She is the first woman to hold the position and follows only a handful of other women in Africa to head judiciaries.

The official Sudan News Agency announced the confirmation of Kheir’s appointment in accordance with a decree today by the Transitional Sovereign Council. The decree also names Taj El Hibir as Attorney General.

TSC spokesman Mohamed EL Faki Suleiman explained that the decision appointing the Chief Justice and Attorney General was based on the Constitutional Declaration after it had been tabled at the Ministry of Justice and published in the official Sudan Government Gazette.

Suleiman said the new Chief Justice and Attorney General will embark on forming councils according to certain criteria and choosing a Judiciary Council with a specific timeframe.

Kheir became a member of the Sudanese judiciary in the early 1980s. She worked in the Court of Appeal, the Court of First Instance, and rose to become a judge of the Supreme Court known for her competence, integrity and experience.

She is a founder of the Sudanese Judges Club and participated in the Sudanese protests and marches for the overthrow of the Al Bashir regime. She becomes the first woman Chief Justice of Sudan and one of only a handful of women to hold the title in Africa.

Prime minister Hamdok in Addis Ababa for talks

October 10 - 2019 KHARTOUM / ADDIS ABABA Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok arrived in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa today to hold talks with Ethiopian officials and to take part along with presidents and representatives of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development trade block.

PM Hamdok will also attend the celebrations surrounding Ethiopia’s National Day, as well as the inauguration of Ethiopia’s National Palace, which has undergone an extensive renovation and restoration.

Hamdok will hold official talks with the Ethiopian government on bilateral relations and regional and international issues of common interest.

The Prime Minister is accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Asmaa Abdallah, Minister of Trade and Industry Madani Abbas, Minister of Defence Lt Gen Jamal Omar, Minister of Energy and Mining, Adil Ibrahim and the Director-General of General Intelligence Service (GIS) Lt Gen Dambalab.
 


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