Kassala: Pulse News
Although it is no longer that city that smiles in the face of its visitors due to the successive crises, it still preserves something of its beauty that was a source of inspiration for poets to flirt with it. The city occurred at the beginning of this millennium when it was invaded by the forces of the military coalition that was active against the government of the former era.
And Kassala, in which we spent five days, it became clear to us that it does not want to plunge into the crisis that is almost ravaging the country. In the north, the supporters of Al-Nazir closed, leaving the ports and the national road. In the center, the conflict between civilians and the military reached the point of approaching the dissolution of the partnership. That life go on despite the economic hardships caused by the closure of the ports.
During the days we spent lazily, everyone we talked to about the crisis in the East found him to be ascetic and indifferent to it. It seems that the length of its days and its repercussions on them prompted the people of the state to turn their backs on it and look at their lives away from what disturbs them.
While we in Kassala, we witnessed a large number of social and economic activities during which the people of the state practiced their normal lives while extracting joy from the face of a time that was no longer as it was. The university study was a field for the crisis of the East to infiltrate the place of their ceremony, so the joy came out from within their depths, amid the interaction of their families and the audience. The people of the East are supposed to unite rather than divide the hands of Sheba.
In the same vein, in the rural locality of West Kassala, where the Rashaida tribe is located, the joy was strongly present in the Mazayna al-Sudan festival, the excitement of competition was present. They embodied the legacy of their ancestors in caring and celebrating camels and at the same time they drew the attention of the central government to this huge wealth in order to gain attention and find its way to the Gulf to participate in festivals to publicize its great value so that it would be a destination for money owners and in this great benefits to the economy of the country and the East, and in the same celebration the focus was Focusing on how to put the Sudanese camels on top, and the crisis in the East was not present. They chose work and production because they realized that nations do not develop with crises.
Not far from the western countryside of Kassala, the revolutionaries of the new city of Halfa have restored the prestige of the revolution and they are forcing government agencies to cancel the sale of vast areas of land that the citizens were supposed to benefit from in constructing service facilities, and because they were right they found sympathy from more local people whose lands were looted During the era of the former regime.
In the same locality, 50 male and female students were deprived of education for non-objective reasons. The strange thing is that this issue, despite its seriousness, was not included in the agenda of those who demand the rights of the East and who call for lifting the injustice against the people of the region and achieving justice.
In the locality of Wad al-Heliw, no sound is louder than the sound of the harvest battle, and although the rain is still falling in this bend of the country, this did not prevent the sesame harvesting process, and in this locality the focus always seems to be focused on production and away from Sasssos.
Returning to Kassala, the city, its main market seems bustling from sunrise to sunset, emphasizing that life must go on, no matter how severe the crises. The matter in the market and a number of its parks, even its hotels and tourist hostels, are no longer what they were after the decline in the number of visitors to the city.
In Kassala, October means renewed sadness over the martyrdom of seven young men who went out in order to make their voices heard and exercised an acquired right of expression. However, the bullets of the government forces were on the lookout for them to go with their bodies and keep their memory alive and present. The revolutionaries in Kassala are preparing to renew the covenant with the seven martyrs and demand retribution from those who killed them. cold-blooded
Kassala, in which we spent a number of days, its people chose to distance themselves from a conflict from which they reap nothing but pain, sadness and hardship, so they spend their lives indifferent to the fluctuations of politics and its endless crises.