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Dar Hamid try to reconcile Rizeigat and Ma’aliya in Sudan

June 19 - 2015 BARA-North Kordofan
Herders Ma'aliya (File Photo)
Herders Ma'aliya (File Photo)

The leaders of the Dar Hamid tribe have started to reconcile the Rizeigat and Ma’aliya tribes during a conference in Bara in North Kordofan on Thursday. Several hundreds of people were killed in battles between the Rizeigat and Ma'aliya tribes in May 2015. The violence in East Darfur started mainly over land disputes.

The Dar Hamid tribal leaders have led the reconciliation initiative because of the historical relationship between the two tribes.  The mediators formed several committees allow the two parties to explain their point of views.

The chief of the Dar Hamid tribe, Mohamed Ahmed Timsah told Radio Dabanga:  “This initiative can be considered as a road map for a better solution and future to both sides. The intermarriages and the fact that they live together in the same neighbourhood will be key elements to allow the Rizeigat and Ma’aliya to reconcile”.

Last March, a reconciliation conference between the two tribes, which was held under the auspices of Sudan’s first vice-president, stalled over hawakeer (traditional ownership of land).


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