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Sudanese president calls for protecting African space against spy satellites

Source:Xinhua Published: 2012-9-5 18:29:57

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday called for protecting the African space against satellites spying on it.

Al-Bashir urged Africa to intensify efforts to build a space agency to reduce what he termed as "information dependency," calling on Africa to protect its space and sky against spy satellites.

The Sudanese president made the remarks Wednesday during the opening sitting of the Fourth Session of the African Union Ordinary Conference of Ministers in Charge of Communication and Information Technologies (CITMC-4) in Khartoum.

Al-Bashir also called for coordination among the African countries in the fields of information and communications.

The CITMC-4, which is hosted by Khartoum on Sept. 5-6, is scheduled to discuss possibility of establishing an African space agency via launching an African satellite.

The conferees would further discuss the issues of information security, legislation and protection techniques.
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