The Beja Optical Council in eastern Sudan threatened to switch to autonomy and secession if Khartoum rejected his demands.
The Beja Optical Council said: “We ask the Sudanese government, both military and civilian, for a separate platform for dialogue.”
It is interesting to note that the crisis in the east of the country began last September 17 (after protests against the historic agreement of pace signed by the transitional government in October 2020 in the city of Juba with a series of movements and tribes who took up arms during the al-Bashir era.
Protesters called for the agreement to be canceled, considering it does not guarantee equal representation of the eastern Sudan region and its tribes.
The most important organizers and participants of those protests came from the Beja tribes, indigenous to the region.
It is interesting to note that the eastern region of Sudan includes three states: the Red Sea, Kassala and Gedaref.
It is considered strategic because it borders Eritrea, Egypt and Ethiopia, and its coast extends over the Red Sea with a length of 714 km and has oil ports, but also includes the poorest areas of the country. Many of its residents complain of economic neglect and deteriorating living conditions.