Sacking of Sudan's Kassala Governor Sparks Riots

Authorities have said that investigations are underway, into the ethnic clashes that erupted in Suakin and Port Sudan in the Red Sea state, following the dismissal of Saleh Ammar as governor of Kassala. Ammar's appointment on July 22, 2020, immediately triggered protests in the state. The fighting between his supporters and non-supporters lasted for days, forced the newly appointed governor to relocate to the capital Khartoum. His appointment was terminated by Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, who unsuccessfully tried to persuade him to return to Kassala.

Riots in Khartoum (file photo). .

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.