The Land Question: Sudan’s Peace Nemesis

The Land Question: Sudan’s Peace Nemesis

Source: Overseas Development Institute, 2007

Author(s): Sara Pantuliano

Countries: Sudan

Topics: Land, Livelihoods, Peace Agreements

Added: 09/06/2016


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.


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