January 16, 2023 (KHARTOUM) – Two leading – but conflicting – figures within the Supreme Council of Beja chiefdoms adopted a similar stance by declaring their refusal to be part of the ongoing political process in the country and threatening to withdraw their recognition of the central authority in Khartoum by taking arms and even seceding from the rest of Sudan. The head of the Beja Council Sayed Terik along with the council’s Rapporteur Abdallah Obchar both renewed their demand for the abrogation of the ‘Eastern Sudan track’ that is part of the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA).

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