On 24th November 2020 late evening hours, Mr. Bukhary Ahmed Bukhary (28 years old), Mr. Abduelkareim Haroun (27 years old) and Mr. Abdalla Jarab (25 years old) were traveling from their Home town of Abu-Kershola to El-Obeid town using a private car. Their car ran out of fuel after reaching at Abu-Ghurr village. As they were still parked beside the road, four armed men with facial masks and dressed in civilian clothes appeared to them and forcefully robbed their phones and money. They robbed them under gun point as they beat them with sticks. Thereafter, the robbers disappeared. The three people (victims) were rescued by other travelers who took them to El-Obeid police and then hospital.
On 22nd November 2020, more than twenty passengers on a commercial vehicle travelling from Abu-Jibaiha to Talodi were robbed of their money and smart phones under gun point at a place called Gardood Torro. They were robbed by four armed people dressing Rabid Support Force (RSF) uniform. Immediately, the victims reported the robbery case at Gardood Torro military intelligence (MI) office and filed the case at Talodi police office on 23rd November 2020 but no further investigation was carried out.
On 15th September 2020, the military prison officials informed the accusing lawyers that, the eleventh (11th) accused person (Mr. Bardab Mohammed Osman Abakar) of Al-Sanadra case has been arrested. He had earlier escaped from the military prison on April 2018 and now he was finally arrested by the military police which handed him over to Kober prison where his fellows (co-accused) are held after being sentenced to death penalty. However, their case is in the process of appealing.
FOOD SECURITY AND AGRICULTURE Household food stocks remain low across the Two Areas.
Rains disrupt response in the Two Areas, while food prices remain high WFP distributes food to 1,218 households in Komo Ganza, Blue Nile WFP scales up feeding for 90 schools in South Kordofan
On18th August 2020, Mr. Baraka Yassin Dahab was driving his commercial vehicle from Kalogi to Abu-Jibaiha town. As he approached Abu-Jibaiha, three armed men dressed in Rapid Support Force (RSF) uniform shot at the vehicle aiming at the driver. One bullet injured Mr. Baraka on his left thigh but he did not stop driving up to a point he considered safe. The passengers that he was driving carried out the first aid measures and took him to Abu-Jibaiha hospital where he received treatment. The case was reported at Abu-Jibaiha police against anonymous.
On 25th August 2020, a group of SAF soldiers arrested seven youth from Ganees market in Roseries town of Blue Nile State. They were arrested because of attempting to conduct a public address meeting at the market, the arrest was before the start of the event. The arrested youth were detained at SAF headquarters in Roseries. During their detention, they were insulted, threatened and warned not to try it again otherwise they will be arrested and tortured. They were later released late in the evening
Harvesting of crops including fresh maize, lemons, chilies, cucumber and okra on Jibraka (near farms) continues and short-term sorghum, beans, groundnuts, sweet potatoes, yams and cassava will be harvested soon, and the cultivation of faraway farms also commenced. While it was reported that pests, such as millipedes and birds, affected crops mainly in Komo Ganza farmers have no pesticides to control pests.
On 26thJuly 2020 evening hours, a policeman by names of Mr.Badawi Eltahir Badawi (26 years old) was killed by unknown people near Muaaz Ibn Gabal Basic School at Abu-Kershola town. His dead body was taken to Au-Kershola health centre by community members. At the health centre, it was discovered that his body (the head in particular) was hit by sharp objects on his head. The dead body was later taken by relatives/ family for burial. The family/ relatives reported the murder case at AbuKershola police against anonymous.
(6 August 2020) African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) expresses deep concern over the deterioration of security in Sudan, specifically in the Dafur region where several militia attacks and tribal clashes have left hundreds dead and several injured. ACJPS has documented another incident of tribal clash in West Darfur that has left sixty people dead and fifty one injured, including five minors. The Transitional Government should urgently set up an independent and impartial commission to ensure an immediate and effective investigation into the full scale of the killing and injury, identify those responsible, and hold them accountable. The government should also consider including Independent civil society organisations in the commission of inquiry.
ACJPS further calls on the Transitional government to;-
• Urgently develop a plan to address the past and recent conflicts, attacks and tribal clashes in the Darfur region especially the human rights violations.
• Come up with a mechanism to resolve land conflicts in the Darfur region
• Reform the police and deploy them to maintain peace.
• Disarm all militias and civilians
To the Forces of Freedom and Change Alliance,
• Ensure equal representation and participation of all Sudanese in the alliance.
On 25 July 2020, about 1,500 armed men from the Maharia (Arab) and Mima tribes dressed in plain clothes as wells in uniforms of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) attacked Masteri town. Masteri town has a population of approximately 100,000 people majority of whom are the Masalite (African) tribe. The men rode in Land Cruiser Toyota vehicles in light green colors, motorcycles, camels and Horse backs while some of them marched. They were armed with at least four types weapons including tanks fixed on top of the land cruisers known as “Duska” tanks, automatic guns (submachine guns ) , “ kalashnikov” in addition to J3. ACJPS believes the attack to be a tribal clash as both the attackers and the victims are residents of same locality. The Maharia live in Beida village whilst the Mima tribe live in Frashna neighborhood, both villages fall under the administrative jurisdictions of Beida located in South West of Elgenina, the capital of West Darfur about 47 Kilometers away. Masteri town also falls under Beida.