Fighting resumes in Sudan’s Darfur – reports

Communities in Darfur have clashed over land for decades

There are reports that fighting has resumed in the city of El Geneina in the Sudanese region of Darfur where at least 200 people died over the weekend.

Following a lull in the fighting on Tuesday the sound of heavy gunfire can once again be heard.

Tension has been high between Arab nomads and members of the Massalit community who have clashed over land for decades.

On Sunday members of the Janjaweed militia backed up by a paramilitary unit known as the Rapid Support Force launched an attack on El Geneina.

The city is home to many thousands who fled their homes during the Darfur war that took place almost two decades ago. (BBC)

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