New clashes between rival tribes in the Sudanese state of Blue Nile (south) resulted in the killing of at least 15 people on Wednesday, according to tribal and medical sources.
A medical source said Wednesday: “We received 10 bodies at Wad Al-Mahi hospital.”
Another source from the Roseires hospital reported that “5 dead and 10 injured” had arrived at the institution, according to the AFP.
In turn, a leader of the Hausa tribe explained that violence has resumed despite the deployment of large security reinforcements in the area, adding: “I used weapons and burned houses.”
While an eyewitness confirmed the occurrence of violent clashes.
On Monday, the Sudanese authorities imposed a night curfew in the Wad Al-Mahi area.
The United Nations said the fighting was triggered by a territorial dispute.
Interestingly, last week’s clashes between members of the Hausa tribe and other tribes in the village of Wad al-Mahi, east of the town of Roseires, resulted in the killing of 13 people, according to the United Nations.
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.
According to the United Nations, clashes between the African Hausa tribe and other tribes between July and early October resulted in the deaths of at least 149 people, the injuries of hundreds and the displacement of around 65,000 people.
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