, Dec 5 () –
At least 45 people have died in the intercommunity clashes of the last two months in the Sudanese state of South Darfur, which are part of the wave of violence that has been ravaging the entire region in recent weeks.
In fact, late last month, the United Nations reported another 40 killed in similar clashes in the state of West Darfur.
The region is one of the poorest regions in Sudan, with poverty rates above 65 percent in Central Darfur, and a peace agreement signed between the Government and the Sudanese armed groups is reportedly in force since October 2020, with the The goal of ending the fighting that broke out in 2003, which left at least 300,000 dead and more than 2.5 million displaced.
However, and as the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors and political study groups point out, the agreement seems to be not having any effect, largely due to community tensions. “The ethnic dimension of the conflict seems much stronger than that of the alleged political conspiracies”, reads a recent report by the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), collected by the ‘Sudan Tribune’.
The medical committee has stressed to the same media that its estimates are incomplete because the figure does not include two hospitals located in Gereida and Talas, especially violent areas. “We hope that no deaths have occurred there,” says the committee.