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30 killed amid Arabs, non-Arabs Clashes in Sudan

At least 30 people dead and a dozen wounded following tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in the country’s South Darfur province, Sudanese authorities stated.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s office says the clashes erupted on Tuesday and continued into Wednesday but have since subsided.

The fighting poses a significant challenge to efforts by Sudan’s transitional government to end decades-long rebellions in areas of the country including Darfur.

Tensions between the Arab and non-Arab tribes date back to the Darfur conflict that began in 2003, when ethnic Africans rebelled, accusing the Arab-dominated Sudanese government of discrimination.

The government of former President Omar al-Bashir in the capital Khartoum at the time was accused of retaliating by arming local nomadic Arab tribes and organizing