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Library / The Land Question: Sudan’s Peace Nemesis
Source: Overseas Development Institute, 2007
Author(s): Sara Pantuliano
Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Peace Agreements
Competition over land and natural resources has long been a source of tension between different groups in Sudan. In colonial times, confrontation mainly took place over land access, especially among pastoralists and between pastoralists and farmers. The British administration accepted customary rules over land, though the title to land was vested in the government. The Native Administration was delegated to arbitrate between different groups.