Sudan declares 48 hours state of emergency in East Darfur

Reem El-Sabaa , Thursday 11 Feb 2021

On Wednesday, Sudan swore in a new Cabinet that includes rebel ministers as part of a power-sharing deal that transitional authorities struck last year with a rebel alliance

Darfur, Sudan
FILE PHOTO: A picture taken in the South Darfur village of Hamada, north of the region's capital town Nyala on February 3, 2021, shows children at a school as residents return to the village. (Photo: AFP)

Sudan declared on Thursday 48-hours of state of emergency, curfew and closure of schools in the state of East Darfur, according to Al Arabiya.

On Wednesday, Sudan swore in a new Cabinet that includes rebel ministers as part of a power-sharing deal that transitional authorities struck last year with a rebel alliance.

The swearing-in ceremony took place amid violent protests in several Sudanese cities over dire economic conditions, forcing authorities to impose a curfew and close schools temporarily.

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