A water shortage has led to frictions between farmers and pastoralists in the dried areas of El Gedaref state. Torrential rains and strong winds have caused injuries to a number of people and damaged 50 houses near Ed El Fursan in South Darfur on Tuesday.
The Committee of Solidarity with the victims of the September 2013 demonstrations in Khartoum said that the costs of the treatment of wounded demonstrators have exceeded $400,000.
According to the committee's latest inventory of the aftermath of the bloody street protests against the lifting of fuel subsidies in the Sudanese capital, more than SDG250,000 ($406,100) had to be paid for the treatments of the injured. 45 people have received treatment for a longer period of time. The amount was collected from Sudanese citizens, chairman Siddig Yousif told Radio Dabanga.
The Sudanese Congress Party (SCP) has denied that any of the allied opposition parties has approved to participate in the national dialogue next week. It hopes that a preparatory meeting in Ethiopia with government delegates will save the national dialogue process. Meanwhile, the leaders of Sudan's armed movements denied media reports that stated they were travelling to a meeting with the national dialogue committee in Chad.
Farmers in Mershing locality, South Darfur, complain about continued attacks by militant herders on their farms. More than 300 acres planted with various crops were reportedly destroyed. Many farmers fled their lands.
Speaking to Radio Dabanga, an affected farmer reported that “herders armed by the government” repeatedly attacked farmers in the southern part of Mershing the last couple of days.
“Since last week more than 300 acres planted with various crops were destroyed,” he said.
The residents of Kalma camp, near Nyala, capital of South Darfur, denounced the state Governor’s announcement of housing projects for the displaced on Tuesday. Their places of origin have been taken over by new settlers. The Governor intends to house the displaced in other areas.