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  • Friday ,08 May 2020
العربية

Clashes between Arabs non-Arabs in Sudan province kill 30

by Al Ahram

Copts and Poliltical Islam

00:05

Friday ,08 May 2020

Clashes between Arabs non-Arabs in Sudan province kill 30
Sudanese authorities say tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in the country s South Darfur province have left at least 30 people dead and a dozen wounded.
 
A statement from the Prime Minister s office says the clashes erupted on Tuesday and continued into Wednesday but have since subsided.
 
The fighting poses a significant challenge to efforts by Sudan s transitional government to end decades-long rebellions in areas of the country including Darfur.
 
Tensions between the Arab and non-Arab tribes date back to the Darfur conflict that began in 2003, when ethnic Africans rebelled, accusing the Arab-dominated Sudanese government of discrimination.
 
The government of former President Omar al-Bashir in the capital Khartoum at the time was accused of retaliating by arming local nomadic Arab tribes and organizing them into a militia known as the Janjaweed and unleashing them on civilian populations.
 
The militias became notorious for massacres and rapes.