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Bindisi markets, schools reopen after Central Darfur protests

February 13 - 2020 BINDISI / EL GEDAREF
A market in Darfur (File photo)
A market in Darfur (File photo)

Government departments, institutions, and markets in Bindisi locality in Central Darfur reopened on Wednesday after a weeklong closure due to protests calling for the removal of the locality’s executive director.

As previously reported by Radio Dabanga, residents and displaced people in Bindisi, Kayomna, and Klimbasasna in Central Darfur held demonstrations on Monday.

Speaking to radio Dabanga, Salah Gabriel, a member of the Sudanese Professionals Association in Bindisi stated that demonstrators gathered at Freedom Square on Monday, demanding the dismissal of the executive director as a figure of the deposed regime. The demonstrators delivered a memorandum to the security forces in the locality.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the local government departments and schools resumed their work yesterday after the deputy governor intervened to solve the problem and the state authorities responded to the citizens, demands.

On Tuesday, the resistance committees in El Managil in the El Gezira state carried out a public rally in the city market, demanding the appointment of civilian governors and the formation of legislative councils.

Speakers at the rally warned of the delay in the formation of the civilian authorities, noting that the matter will further exacerbate the crises that the public are is living with now.

They appealed to the Khartoum government to expedite the appointment of civilian governors and the formation of legislative councils.

El Gedaref

In eastern Sudan, activists in El Gedaref state complained about the delay in the start of work by the investigation committees over the crimes committed in the state throughout the period of the deposed Al Bashir regime.

Activist Jaafar Khidir told Radio Dabanga that the committee, which is composed of prosecutors and lawyers, took over its office yesterday, two days before the end of its declared work period on February 15.

He explained that the committee should have started on January 15th.

He called for an extension of the committee’s work in El Gedaref State so that victims can submit their complaints.

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