Today, Sunday, the tribes of eastern Sudan renewed their criticism of the Sudanese government. The head of the Supreme Council of Optics of Beja and Independent Amaudists, Muhammad Al-Amin Turk, said the transitional government “underestimated” the issue of eastern Sudan.
He also described it as failed and unnecessary, according to what was reported by local media.
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In addition, Turk confirmed that he had not received any calls from the head of the Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, to lift the sit-in, saying: “I am not a guard with Al-Burhan, but I have great confidence in him, and if he asks me to lead the way, he will have a solution. “.
He also stressed, in the same context, that he had not received mediation from any party except the National Umma Party, noting that he had stipulated “the cancellation of the East track first in order to accept it “.
A sit-in in Port Sudan (archives – AFP)
mention that Al-Burhan met with Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok last week In order to discuss the possibility of reaching a solution to the crisis in eastern Sudan, particularly after the government had previously temporarily suspended negotiations with the eastern tribes, the aforementioned meeting did not result in tangible results, according to what Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath sources confirmed at the time.
Protests in Port Sudan
The crisis started last September 17 (2021), after protests were organized in the port of Port Sudan against the historic peace agreement signed by the transitional government in October 2020 in the city of Juba with a certain number of movements and tribes that have taken up arms. at the time of al-Bashir.
The protesters demanded the abolition of the aforementioned agreement, considering that it does not guarantee a fair representation of the region of eastern Sudan and its tribes.
Protests in eastern Sudan (archives – AFP)
The most prominent organizers and participants of these events were the Beja tribes, who are the original inhabitants of the region.
It should be noted that eastern Sudan includes three states: the Red Sea, Kassala and Gedaref. It is considered strategically because it borders Eritrea, Egypt and Ethiopia, and its coast stretches over the Red Sea for a length of 714 km and has oil ports. However, it also includes the poorest areas of the country.
Many of its inhabitants complain of economic neglect and the deterioration of living conditions.