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Sudan Summons Qatar’s Envoy

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Sudan summoned the Qatari envoy a day after the Doha-owned Aljazeera news channel said authorities shut down its Khartoum bureau.

Saturday’s report by SUNA has quoted Babaker al-Amin, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, as saying that Ambassador Fathel-Rahamn Mohammed was summoned for consultations and “will be sent back to Doha within the coming hours.”

Al-Jazeera said Friday that Sudan’s authorities banned its journalists from reporting in the country.

The development comes amid concerns from protesters that the ruling military council might disperse their main sit-in in Khartoum.

Both sides remain split over the make-up and leadership of a sovereign council that would run Sudan during a three-year transition period after the military overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April.

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