The Beja Optical Council in eastern Sudan threatened today, Friday, to go to autonomy and secession if Khartoum rejects its demands.
It is noteworthy that the crisis in the east of the country started since last September 17 (after protests were organized in the port of Port Sudan against the historic peace agreement signed by the transitional government in October 2020 in Juba with a number of movements and tribes that carried
The protesters demanded the cancellation of the agreement, considering that it does not guarantee a fair representation of the eastern Sudan region and its tribes.
The most prominent organizers and participants in those protests were from the Beja tribes.
It is noteworthy that the eastern Sudan region includes three states: the Red Sea, Kassala, and Gedaref. It is considered strategic because it borders Eritrea, Egypt and Ethiopia, and its coast extends on the Red Sea with a length of 714 km and has harbors However, it also includes the poorest areas in the country, and many of its residents complain of economic neglect and deteriorating living conditions. NS.