Sudan's sovereign council declared a state of emergency in Port Sudan on Sunday, August 25, in the wake of tribal clashes that left at least 16 people dead between Wednesday, August 21, and Saturday, August 24. The clashes were reportedly between the Beni Amer and Nuba tribes; gunfire was reported in neighborhoods of the city inhabited by members of both tribes.
A heightened security presence is to be expected in Port Sudan over the near term. Associated transportation and business disruptions cannot be ruled out.
Individuals in Port Sudan are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence and associated transportation and business disruptions, refrain from nonessential movement in areas affected by the fighting, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.
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