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Displaced Sudanese women collect humanitarian aid in the Kalma camp for internally displaced people in Sudan's Darfur region. Displaced Sudanese women collect humanitarian aid in the Kalma camp for internally displaced people in Sudan's Darfur region.  (AFP or licensors)

Unrest continues to blight Horn of Africa regions

The government of Sudan is preparing to send troops to South Darfur state after the killing of 15 people in recent tribal violence.

By Nathan Morley

The state-run news agency cited the state governor as confirming the troop deployment. South Darfur in western Sudan, suffered a bitter conflict that broke out in 2003.

The area has witnessed several clashes between tribes over the last few years.

Also in Africa, it is now almost seven weeks since the conflict started in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. It has fast escalated into a humanitarian crisis, drawing the concerns of the United Nations.

Since Early November, the Ethiopian government has been undertaking military operations against the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which controlled Ethiopia's Tigray state in the north.

Last week, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) deployed humanitarian assessment teams to Tigray.

Tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced or have fled across the border to Sudan. At the same time, the World Health Organization sent emergency health supplies enough to treat more than 10,000 patients for three months. 

Listen to the report by Nathan Morley
28 December 2020, 19:07