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At least 25 people killed in interethnic clashes in Sudan

August 12, 2020

At least 25 people have died and another 90 were injured in the clashes that broke out on Sunday between the Bani Aarem and the Nuba in the city of Port Sudan in the east of the country by the Central Committee of Doctors.

The fighting has reached such proportions that the government has locked Port Sudan, home to around 500,000 people, into banning residents from leaving their homes, and deployed security forces to stop the violence.

Clashes between rival ethnic groups are frequent in the volatile country in the Horn of Africa, which has so far been strategically fueled by the former regime of Omar Hasan al-Bashir.

At least 25 people killed in interethnic clashes in SudanAt least 25 people killed in interethnic clashes in Sudan

However, ethnic conflicts have not diminished after the fall of Al Bashir in April 2019, partly due to the power vacuum. At least 170 people have died since the establishment of Abdullah Hamdok’s government, most of them in the western region of Darfur.

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