NCP and SPLM to discuss a number of issues, including Nuba Mountains

Media Monitoring Report, November 24, 2008
(various sources)

Al-Ayyam reports differences between NCP and SPLM executive committee partners on the border demarcation issue but said the difficulties would be resolved soon.

The committee said the two partners differed on referendum law, national security law, press and publication law, lands and human rights law. “We are confident we will overcome the differences over the border during the coming days so that the line is drawn on paper and then on the ground,” GoSS VP Machar said.

According to Miraya FM, SPLM will meet today at the sub-committee level in Khartoum to discuss a number of topics that are expected to be tabled for NCP and SPLM Joint Political Executive Committee meetings. GoSS VP and SPLM head of the Committee, Dr. Riek Machar told Miraya FM that amending the nine laws will top the agenda.

According to Al-Khartoum SPLM’s official Ramadan Shimilla told the paper that the Press and Publication Act has been finalized and would be handed over to the NCP and SPLM Joint Political Executive Committee to be submitted to authorities concerned – Cabinet, Ministry of Justice or the National Constitution Review Commission. Debate on the National Security Act will continue today, he said.

Ray Al-Shaab reports the NCP and SPLM Joint Committee is to discuss amendment of restrictive laws, freedom of press and the situation in Nuba Mountains. However, the opposition National Democratic Alliance announced that it had finalized drafting laws on national security, press and publication and trade unions and that these would be submitted to the Parliament next week.


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