Protesters In Eastern Sudan Block Haiya-Khartoum Oil Pipeline
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Sat 25th September 2021 | 07:10 PM
This comes after a group of protesters from the high council of the Beja tribes sneaked into the Port Sudan airport on Thursday and paralyzed its operations. Earlier in the week, members of Sudan's eastern tribes, such as Beja, blocked the road connecting Khartoum and Port Sudan, impeding cargo deliveries between the cities. The tribes demand a change of the Juba peace agreement that was signed last October, as the deal allegedly does not take their interests into account.
The protesters also seized control of the town's railroad station, which is a part of the railroad line to the Red Sea coast, where the country's key ports, including Port Sudan, are located.
In October 2020, the Sovereignty Council, on behalf of the Sudanese government, ratified a comprehensive peace deal with rebel groups affiliated with the Sudanese Revolutionary Front, an alliance of Sudan's political factions created in opposition to the government of former President Omar Bashir, who was toppled in April 2019.