Title: 8 dead and wounded in tribal clashes in Sudan’s Eastern Darfur
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 12-28-2014, 03:35 PM
December 28, 2014-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-Four people were killed and other injured in tribal clashes between Rizeigat and Misseriya in Salugi village, Abu Gabra locality, Eastern Darfur.
Reports on Saturday stated that the accident occurred after an attack launched by armed group from Misseriya on Salugi village
Tribal fighting has intensified during the last two years in Darfur and Kordofan regions in western Sudan leading to thousands of dead and injured and forcing over 300,000 people to flee their homes.
The Sudanese government has recently stepped up efforts to meet pledges made by president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir to end tribal conflicts in the country by the end of the year.
Last year, Bashir warned against tribal strife in some areas of the country, noting the country is facing challenges that need the cooperation of all of its people.
“The tribal conflicts in a number of Sudan’s areas constitute the biggest threat to the country,” Bashir said when addressing a meeting of the Shura (consultative) Council of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).
Several officials in Darfur including the head of the regional authority, Tijani El-Sissi, also said that tribal violence is among the biggest threats to ongoing efforts to implement a peace document signed by two former rebel groups in the region.