Sudan declares state of emergency after tribal violence

Sudan declares state of emergency after tribal violence

Sudan has declared a state of emergency and imposed a night curfew in some parts of the coastal Red Sea state, after tribal violence killed at least five people.

A statement by the state governor media office on Monday gave no details on the clashes and did not mention casualties.

However, state news agency Suna quoted a local medical official as saying the clashes left at least five people killed and 13 wounded.

The Red Sea state, in eastern Sudan, has a history of deadly clashes between the Beni Amer and Nuba, even after leaders from the two tribes signed a peace agreement to stem the violence in 2019.

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