Tribal conflicts hamper formation of government in East Darfur State
Since the beginning of this year, the ongoing tribal conflicts between the Rizeigat and Ma’aliya have frustrated the formation of a new government in East Darfur State.
“The insecurity in the state, caused by the continuous tension and erupting clashes between the Rizeigat and Ma’aliya, has sparked an administrative crisis in East Darfur’, a young activist reported to Radio Dabanga from the state capital of El Daein.
“The administrative imbalance in East Darfur since the beginning of this year is turning into a real crisis, affecting the entire state and its population. The Governor of East Darfur State has been unable to form a government so far, owing to his incompatibility to arrange for reconciliation between the two tribes.”
The activists warned that “the security, economic, and humanitarian crises in the state may lead to a disaster, if the problem are not addressed promptly”.
File photo: Representatives of the Rizeigat and Ma’aliya tribes attend the signing of a agreement to cease hostilities in East Darfur, August 2013 (Unamid)