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WANYJOK - 22 Dec 2012

Dinka set rules for Arab herders in N. Bahr el-Ghazal

During a peace conference held in the Wanyjok area of Northern Bahr El-Ghazal, the Dinka Malual stipulated a package of rules to allow Rizeigat and Misseriya Arabs to graze their cattle on Dinka Malual land.

Dinka Malual Chief Rol Kuol Makuac told Radio Tamazuj that after the conference, which ended yesterday, the Dinka Malual had formulated regulations regarding the grazing activities of Misseriya and Rizeigat in their areas of Northern Bahr el-Ghazal.

Chief Makuac added that they are working to consolidate peaceful co-existence with neighbouring tribes in Northern Bahr El-Ghazal and all tribes in Eastern Darfur and South Kordofan.

He stressed that there is a need for laws to ensure the continuity of peace between these tribes, pointing out that the peace conference was held in Wanyjok to prepare for the next grazing season for the Rizeigat and Misseriya.

Chief Makuac concluded that the Rizeigat and Misseriya are obligated to respect and protect the Dinka Malual pasture land by not cutting down trees or burning forests, in addition to refraining from raiding the cattle of the other tribes in the area. He urged the two tribes to abide by the agreed laws.