Title: Civil efforts to end tribal conflict in Sudan’s Darfur
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 01-12-2015, 03:42 PM
Jan 12, 2015-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-The civil departments in Southern Darfur State called on the armed movements to respond to the call of peace, especially that president Omer Al-Bashir has directed that the year 2015 will be peace and reconciliation in Darfur
The chief of Executive Office of the civil administration of the State, Al-Tom Al-Hadi, expected on Sunday resuming of reconciliation between Rizeigat and Ma’alya tribes in Eastern Darfur soon.
The United Nations has said that more than 300 people were killed and hundreds others injured in recent fighting between Rizeigat and Ma’alia tribes in East Darfur state.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its weekly bulletin in last September that 200 Ma’alya and 123 Rizeigat tribesmen were killed in clashes which took place in the Umm Rakubah area in East Darfur’ Abu Karinka locality.
OCHA reported that a further 70 Rizeigat and an unknown number of Ma’alia have been injured, noting that Um Rakubah “has been mostly destroyed and women and children have fled to Adila”.
On 16th August, fighting erupted between the Rizeigat and Ma’alia tribes in East Darfur after the theft of livestock belonging to Ma’alia in Abu Rakubah area.