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June 29, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Members of the Beni Hussein tribe in Khartoum staged a demonstration in front of Sudan’s national assembly on Sunday to protest against an increase in killings and attacks in North Darfur’s El Sereif locality.

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Leaders of the Abbala and Beni Hussein tribes from North Darfur’s El Sereif area celebrate after signing a reconciliation agreement in El Fasher on 27 July 2013. (Photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/UNAMID/AP)

The protesters handed a memorandum to parliamentary speaker al-Fatih Izzeldin which noted that 1,013 people were killed and 700 injured since last year’s escalation in violence. They called on the government to put an end to the security breakdown there.

Inter-tribal clashes broke out between members of the rival Arab Northern Rezeigat (Aballa) and Beni Hussein tribes more than a year ago over control of gold mines located in Jebel Amer.

Local MP Ali Adam Sheika said afterwards that the death toll topped 510 people, with 865 injured. He further revealed that 68 villages were completely burnt, 120 partially burnt and at least 15,000 families displaced.

Last June,12 people were killed and 36 injured in renewed clashes.

The head of the Shura council of Beni Hussein, Masar al-Douma, said members plan to meet with the ministers of defence and interior as part of their lobbying efforts to remedy this situation.

He said that their region had been under siege by armed groups for the past months, adding that residents are living in deplorable conditions and suffering from shortages in food and medicine.

Al-Douma said the memo included demands for the government to enforce security in the region and ensure road access, warning of a looming famine unless conditions improved.

“We will declare famine if the government does not interfere,” he said.

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  • 30 June 2014 10:42, by Emporio

    Where abu jalaby
    "1,013 people were killed and 700 injured since violent events broke out last year" government provides heavy weapon to arab to carryout atrocities against darfurian ttribe man’s but they turns against each other another evidence of ethnic clanzing in sudan, can jalaby deny that extermination

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    • 30 June 2014 12:46, by South South

      Let Fake Arabs kill themselves, 1013 people killed is nothing. Jalaby is a big coward, you will not see him replying to this news.

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      • 30 June 2014 19:50, by Rommel

        South South:

        Jalaby won’t respond to any article that showcases Sudan in a negative light. He’ll ignore the fact that at least thirty-five [35] people died recently in El Fashiq and Jidaid in clashes between the Awlad Omran and Zeyut clans of the Hamar Arab tribe. Expect him to say nothing about the fact that the Ajaira and Falaita clans of the Misseriya have been fighting each other.

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        • 30 June 2014 19:54, by Rommel

          The Dar El Naila Arab tribes have attacked the Ghulfan Nuba in Dilling and Habila over grazing sites. The Ma’alia and the Rizayqat have also been fighting each other. One hundred [100] people have recently been killed in clashes between the Salamat and the Misseriya in Um Dukhun. Jalaby is a strange ’man’, he responded to an article in which 20 people died in Eastern Equatoria.

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