Haile Menkarios Engaged to A Sudanese; Plans to convert to Islam

Haile to convert to Islam?

By Al-Sudani,

Sudanese Arabic newspaper, Al-Sudani, reported that on June 26, 2011,  Haile Menkarios, an Eritrean national and United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Sudan, is reported to have been engaged  in Khartoum to a Sudanese national called Ala Abdel-Majid Ali Hassan.

Ms. Ala is an employee of the UN in Sudan and the daughter of an ex-Sudanese ambassador.

The Sudanese newspaper reported that families of both the couple, ambassadors, UN employees, and elders attended the engagement ceremony. According to Al-Sudani sources, Mr. Menkarios, a Christian,  is expected to go to Egypt to convert to Islam before he marries Ms. Ala.