150 dead in two days of tribal fighting in Sudan

Tribal clashes between the Hausa tribe and the Funj tribe inarea by Wad Al-Mahi of the Blue Nile State in southern Sudan have killed dozens of people in the last two days.

While the Associated Press cited unnamed Sudanese officials to confirm that 170 people were killed in the fighting that broke out on Wednesday, a medical source confirmed to AFP that 150 people were killed and another 86 injured.

Abbas Moussa, director of Wad Al-Mahi hospital, told AFP: “Yesterday (Wednesday) and today (Thursday) 150 people were killed, including children, women, elderly and young people, most of them are died from the flames, and 86 others were injured. “

Clashes last week between members of the Hausa tribe and other tribes in the village of Wad al-Mahi, east of the city of Roseires, killed 13 people, according to the United Nations.

A medical source said Wednesday: “We received 10 bodies at Wad Al-Mahi hospital.” Another source from the Roseires hospital reported that “five dead and 10 injured” had arrived at the institution.

For his part, a leader of the Hausa tribe said that violence has resumed despite the deployment of large security reinforcements in the area, adding: “I used weapons and burned houses.”

An eyewitness confirmed the occurrence of violent clashes, which on Monday asked Sudanese authorities to impose a night curfew in the Wad Al-Mahi area.

Others also confirmed the emergence of hundreds of protesters in the city of Damazin, the capital of the Blue Nile, to protest against tribal violence.

In Masel’s context, UN Sudan Aid Chief Eddie Rowe said he was “deeply concerned” about the fighting. in course and claimed that “170 people have been killed and 327 injured” since the beginning of the latest riots on 13 October.

land use

The United Nations confirmed that the fighting was triggered by a land dispute.

Land use is a very sensitive issue in Sudan, one of the poorest countries in the world, where agriculture and livestock represent 43% of jobs and 30% of GDP.

The Hausa are the last tribes to settle in the Blue Nile and inherited traditions prohibit their members from owning the land, but the tribe rejects this custom.

Clashes between the African Hausa tribe and other tribes between last July and early October resulted in the deaths of at least 149 people, the injuries of hundreds and the displacement of some 65,000 people, according to the United Nations.

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