The letter issued on Jan. 20 2015 and translated into English by Medeshi reads as follows:
1- We have observed an increase in the number of Somalis in the country.
2- Many of them do not comply with the residence laws in the country - which resulted in a number of them being convicted and ordered to be deported. Deporting them has become impossible due to the current situation in Somalia.
3- Many Somalis have been caught by the Sudanese security forces while trying to cross to Libya and to Europe using Sudan as a transit hub.
4- Arrival of the parents of graduates and denial of the education establishments to sponsor them.
5- In lieu of the above, we have decided to ban the issuance of entry visas to the Somalis.
6- For information and compliance as directed hereby.
Signed by police general
Yes Mohamed Hassan
Director of foreigners affairs