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WANJOK - 19 Nov 2013

Sudanese pastoralists will revisit South Sudan

The cross border conference between the Malual Dinka and Misseriya tribe in the Wanjok area, Aweil East county, was successfully concluded on 18 November.

Luka Luac, a member of the Joint Peace Committee between the Malual Dinka, Misseriya and Rizeigat tribes said the conference was fruitful.

The conference recommended that all the unauthorized joint markets will be shut down, as well as banning tribal movement without guns.

Luac told Radio Tamazuj that the two sides stressed the peace committee is the only competent body to resolve any violations and problems that arise between the two tribes. The two peacefully coexisting tribes also confirmed reorganization of the pastoralists' movement to South Sudan.

The Rizeigat and Misseriya nomadic tribes were seasonally used to cross South Sudan, particularly Northern Bahr El Ghazal, before the independence for grazing. But the latest tensions on the borders might have hindered movement of the pastoralists between the two countries.  

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