Sudan: Protesters shut port in protest of peace deal

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:21 am

Sudanese protesters shut the Southern Port of Sudan on Sunday in protest of a recently-signed peace deal with insurrection groups. On Saturday, the Sudanese transitional government signed a power-sharing deal with the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), an alliance of riot groups, in the course of a ceremony held in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.

Protesters shut down three gates main to the port in protest of the deal, Abboud el-Sherbiny, the head of the Maritime Ports Authority, to KnowAfrika.

The deal “does not represent the human beings of jap Sudan and we are in opposition to dependence on the foreign agenda,” he said, except explaining.

El-Sherbiny vowed to proceed protests “until our demands are fulfilled by using scrapping the deal”. Saturday’s deal accompanied a yr of talks and came a few months after an initial settlement was reached on Aug. 31.

It addresses things associated to the sharing of wealth and power, political and country wide issues, protection arrangements, land ownership, and related disputes.

Other issues encompass justice, equality, reconciliation, and compensation in the Darfur, Southern Kordofan, and Nuba Mountain regions.

Two main revolt companies — the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-North (SPLM/A-N) and the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) — are not part of the peace deal.