identifier S0011

The Borana and Fur Conflicts: Similar Features, Different Outcomes

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Date [1999]
Research Paper
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Note Coverage area; Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan
Description "The Fur and Boran conflicts are typical to the Sahel and Horn of Africa regions. Weakened by prolonged drought, pastoralists and their animals, move into areas of better pasture and more water with the apparent intention of staying there for as long as it takes. Previous agreements that allowed limited and temporary sharing of water and land resources become no longer binding. The inhabitants of the relatively richer lands refuse entry to the desperate pastoralists and whenever there are no mitigating powerful third parties the friction ultimately leads to violent confrontation.."
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Note Paper presented at the Conference of IFAA, London
Conflict and Conflict Management
Subject Fur and Boran conflicts
Conflicts, Horn of Africa
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Institute For African Alternatives
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