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Sudanese forces tear-gas Khartoum street protests following deadly tribal clashes

Sudanese forces tear-gas Khartoum street protests following deadly tribal clashes

SUDANESE security forces fired tear gas as thousands of Hausa protesters marched in central Khartoum on Tuesday, days after tribal clashes killed dozens in southern Sudan's Blue Nile state. At least 105 people have been killed and 246 injured, according to Sudan's health ministry, following clashes between members of the Hausa and Funj tribes that began last week, stemming from land disputes. The U.N. said 17,300 people were displaced. "These aren't just protests, what we want is to get to the presidential palace and ask that the injustice towards the Hausa stops," said Haroun, a 22-year-old marcher. Others held signs…
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Tensions spread in Sudan as tribal clashes rage on

Tensions spread in Sudan as tribal clashes rage on

THE death toll from tribal clashes triggered by land disputes in southeastern Sudan's Blue Nile State has risen to at least 64, medical sources said on Monday, with the long-festering tensions spreading into some other states. A curfew was imposed in two major towns of Blue Nile State and security forces were deployed following fighting between the Hausa and Funj tribes that began last week. Medical sources in the state capital Damazine said that at least 64 people had been killed and hundreds injured, amid a severe shortage in emergency medical supplies. In the city of Roseires, also in Blue…
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Curfew declared in Sudanese towns after deadly clashes

Curfew declared in Sudanese towns after deadly clashes

SUDANESE authorities have declared an overnight curfew in two towns in southeastern Blue Nile state, close to the border with Ethiopia, after several days of tribal clashes in which they said 31 people were killed. Clashes spread in several towns on Wednesday after the killing of a farmer, before security forces made arrests and brought the situation under control, a statement from Blue Nile state's regional government said. The statement said 39 people had been wounded, 16 shops destroyed, and a night curfew declared in the towns of Damazin and Roseires. But three local residents told Reuters clashes were continuing…
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At least six killed in tribal clashes in Sudanese port city, doctors say

At least six killed in tribal clashes in Sudanese port city, doctors say

AT least six people were killed and 20 were injured in the Sudanese port city of Suakin, following tribal clashes that broke out over the removal of the neighbouring state's governor, according to a local doctor’s committee. The Transitional Prime Minister, Dr. Abdulla Hamdouk. Photo: sudan.gov.sd Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok had on Tuesday relieved Salih Amar, the governor of Kassala State, of his duties following strong opposition to his appointment and protests by the powerful Hadandawa tribe. However, the move was rejected by Amar's Beni Amer tribe in the Red Sea State, which includes the cities of Port Sudan and…
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Tribal clashes death toll climbs to 56

Tribal clashes death toll climbs to 56

THE death toll from days of tribal clashes in Sudan's West Darfur has risen to 56, with 132 wounded, the United Nations and a local doctors committee said yesterday. The bloodshed is the latest in a resurgence of violence in the Darfur region since the signing of a peace agreement late last year and the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeepers. The government declared a state of emergency in the state on Monday after clashes beginning on Saturday in the state capital El Geneina. Sudan's Cabinet said in a statement that the interior minister would be heading to El Geneina soon. According…
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50 dead, 132 injured in Sudanese city of El Geneina

50 dead, 132 injured in Sudanese city of El Geneina

SUDAN’S government has declared a state of emergency in West Darfur state after at least 50 people were killed and 132 injured in three days of tribal clashes in its capital El Geneina, according to the United Nations. The incident is the latest in a resurgence of violence in the Darfur region since the signing of a peace agreement late last year and the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeepers. In January, at least 129 people were killed and 108,000 people remain displaced after similar clashes in El Geneina between members of the Masalit tribe and Arab tribes. Military reinforcements that had…
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