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Death toll in Sudan’s ethnic clashes rise to 13

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The death toll from ethnic clashes sparked by “land issues” in the latest unrest in Sudan’s south has reached 13, the United Nations said, warning the situation remained “tense”.


Fighting broke out on Thursday between members of the Hausa people and rival groups, most notably the Al Hamaj, in the Wad al Mahi village east of the city of Roseires in the southern Blue Nile state.


Clashes were sparked by “a dispute over land issues”, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said. The violence has left “at least 13 people dead and more than 24 injured,” it said. — AFP


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