Military force deployed to prevent escalation of tribal clashes in western Sudan

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KHARTOUM(26 May.) -The authorities of the West Kordofan and Eastern Darfur States on Saturday deployed a military force to secure the dividing borders between the homelands of the Ma’aliya and Hamar tribes.

On Friday, clashes erupted between Ma’aliya and Hamar tribesmen, which resulted in the death of 29 men, and the injury of 23 others from both sides.

The Speaker of the national parliament, El Fateh Izeldin, announced on Saturday the formation of a joint mechanism consisting of MPs from both parties to prepare for a reconciliation conference planned for 12 June in West Kordofan’s capital of El Fula.