Darfur: They Attacked Us During Ramadan

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Thousands of people in Sudan’s western Darfur region have been displaced by tribal fighting. In total, well over 300 victims. The coup government has pledged to send more soldiers to the state. So far, the coup government has not been able or willing to offer protection to the people of Darfur. There is no credible indication that they will receive any protection in the future either.

Khartoum April 30: Thousands of people in Sudan’s western Darfur region have been displaced by inter-communal violence in the past week. Fighting between the Arab Rezeigat and non-Arab Masalit tribes has killed more than 200 people. In total, well over 300 victims and several thousand displaced.

The government has pledged to send more soldiers to the state.

The Rizeigat are a Muslim and Arab tribe of the nomadic Bedouin Baggara people in Sudan’s Darfur region. The Baggara Rizeigat backed the Sudanese government during the conflict with the SPLA. They formed the Murahileen, mounted raiders that attacked southern villages to loot valuables and slaves.

In the Darfur conflict the Abbala Rizeigat were instrumental to the Sudanese government’s counterinsurgency campaign and gained notoriety as part of the Janjaweed militia. Musa Hilal of the Mahamid, and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo of the Mahariya are the two most prominent leaders.

The Masalit are an ethnic group inhabiting western Sudan and eastern Chad. The Masalit primarily live in their house land Geneina, the capital of west Darfur. A few thousand of them live in Al Qadarif.

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