A coalition of tribes in East Sudan announced today the end of a sit-in that blocked roads to the crucial Red Sea port after the governor announced his resignation. The Port Sudan sit-in protested a 2020 peace deal the country’s Beja tribes say made too many concessions at the expense of their group, which has long complained of marginalisation. Hundreds of protesters demanded the parts of the deal relating to their eastern region be scrapped and the dismissal of Red Sea state governor Ali Abdullah Adroub, whom they accused of supporting the deal. The governor announced his resignation in a statement Tuesday. The coalition of Beja tribes then released their own statement declaring an end to ‘all the sit-ins in eastern Sudan, after the resignation of the Red Sea State governor was confirmed,’ without reference to other demands.
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