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Thursday, 03 November 2016 09:24

Workshop on the Role of Native Administration in Prevention of Tribal Conflicts and Realization of Peaceful Inter- tribal Coexistence in Sudan

In the presence of a number of experts, academics, representatives of various research and studies centers and media persons, the Society Studies Center SSC held a workshop on 26/10/2016 on the (Role of Native Administration in Prevention of Tribal Conflicts and Realization of Peaceful Inter- tribal Coexistence in Sudan). The main paper in the forum was prepared and presented by the expert in decentralization and local government studies, and Ex-Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Federal Government Dr. Salah Elden Mohamed Babikir. In his speech, head of the forum chairperson of SSC Scientific Committee Prof. Hasan Mohamed Saleh, explained that the workshop aims at giving further concern over activating the role of native administration in realizing peaceful inter-tribal co-existence. The presenter of the main paper gave a comprehensive definition of native administration and the phases of its development since inception within the tribal system in Sudan together with clarifying the progress of its legislations, structures and authorities. The paper also stressed the success achieved by native administration in settling local conflicts.
Moreover, the main paper highlighted the various challenges faced by native administration since 1990 represented in: oil discoveries in some states, gold mining, role of neighboring countries in the spread of weapons in some states, worsening state of conflict, emergence of armed robbery, transformation of political conflicts into armed conflicts through armed movements, out-migration from rural conflict areas to the big cities, peace agreements concluded with the armed movements and the cessation of Southern Sudan.
The paper called for getting informed about the changes in rural community structures witnessed during the last period, careful analysis of such phenomena (in each state) with participation of all stakeholders at the state and the center levels. Each state, in the light of its peculiar circumstances, could thereafter define the new roles native administration may take.
The paper concluded with viewing the futuristic role of native administration in preventing tribal conflicts and consolidating inter-tribal peaceful coexistence