A Study of Tribal Composition and Conflict in Darfur
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- Sudan, Darfur crisis, Tribes
More than 80 tribes are distributed in the Darfur region of Sudan. The composition of tribes is intricate. Moreover, the production modes are different, which are composed of the Arab involved in the nomadic herding and non-Arab black people engaged in farming. In the early days, the armed conflicts occurred frequently among various tribes mainly arising from contending for the land, livestock, water and other ecological resources. During the colonial period, the Anglo-Ethiopia government executed an “indirect rule” policy on Darfur, which resulted in the disintegration of the traditional tribal governance model, impact of the original beliefs and identities and emergence of racism. What is worse, Chad and Libya intervened in the civil war in Sudan, triggering regional conflicts. In 2003, the Darfur crisis broke out on a full scale, which fell into the most serious humanitarian crisis across the globe. The crisis was formed by the escalation of internal conflicts of different tribes into national political and economic conflicts, and then the “internal conflicts” evolving into international conflicts as well as the excess interference in domestic conflicts of foreign forces. In addition, the disruption of South Sudan on July 9, 2011 had a demonstration effect on the Darfur region. It could become another South Sudan.
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TY - CONF AU - Gao Yifei PY - 2020 DA - 2020/07/27 TI - A Study of Tribal Composition and Conflict in Darfur BT - Proceedings of the 2020 5th International Conference on Humanities Science and Society Development (ICHSSD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 236 EP - 239 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200727.103 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200727.103 ID - Yifei2020 ER -