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Sudan Shuts Border with Eritrea

Sudan Shuts Border with Eritrea

Saturday, 6 January, 2018 - 13:15
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. AFP file photo

Sudan has shut its eastern border with Eritrea, state media reported Saturday.

"The governor of Kasala (state) issued a decree to close all border crossings with Eritrea from the night of January 5," the official SUNA news agency reported.

It did not explain why the border was closed but said the decision comes after President Omar al-Bashir declared on December 30 a state of emergency in Kasala and in North Kordofan state for six months.

Apart from Kasala and North Kordofan, a state of emergency is in place in Sudan's Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

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