Sudan declares state of emergency in coastal Red Sea state after tribal violence

The largest displaced people camp in the Nile Valley in Khartoum, Sudan. Displaced populations come from the southern provinces, from Darfur, from the Nuba mountains or from the deserts bordering the Red Sea.

The largest displaced people camp in the Nile Valley in Khartoum, Sudan. Displaced populations come from the southern provinces, from Darfur, from the Nuba mountains or from the deserts bordering the Red Sea.

PHOTO: Yves Gellie/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

KHARTOUM
– Sudan declared a state of emergency and imposed a night curfew in some parts
of the coastal Red Sea state on Monday, after tribal violence that killed at
least five people, a statement and state media said.

The
statement by the state governor media office gave no details of the clashes and
did not mention casualties.

However,
state news agency Suna quoted a local medical official as saying the clashes
left at least five people killed and 13 wounded.

The
report said the clashes broke out at some areas in the city of Port Sudan.

Red
Sea state, in eastern Sudan, has a history of deadly clashes between the Beni
Amer and Nuba, even after leaders from the two tribes signed a peace agreement
to stem the violence in 2019.


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