Violence Erupts In Sudan
Anti-military protests have plagued Sudan for more than eight months ever since the military seized power from a transitional civilian-led government in October 2021. There is considerable tribal unrest in the country. The most powerful faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North is a rebel group in the South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. They did not sign the peace deal, but a smaller competing faction did sign it.
The recent outbreaks of violence are in the eastern coastal regions and western Darfur. An overnight curfew was declared in two towns in the southeastern Blue Nile state. The clashes resulted in the deaths of 31 people. About 39 people were wounded, and 16 shops were destroyed. The state’s security forces were deployed to maintain peace. Unfortunately, the hospital was not well equipped and was unable to provide adequate medical support and air evacuations.