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Vol 55 No 20

Published 10th October 2014


Khartoum in fact and fiction

Most of the Sudanese activists and officials (serving or former) that we have contacted believe the leaked reports of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) meeting on 31 August are an authentic account. Indeed, one former official has confirmed the NISS meeting took place and a serving official said the documents were genuine. Western experts are more divided. One experienced security officer judged the documents to be 'not credible', a view which was shared, he said, by two Sudanese former intelligence officers. He added that current European intelligence capacity in Khartoum was now virtually nil. A former security official from a different country said the NISS documents were 'consistent' with others he had seen that he knew to be genuine.

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