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2014/05/30 to 2014/05/31 Representatives of Misseriya and Dinka Malual peoples meet to discuss and regulate their cross-border relationship, at Wanyjok in NBGS. There are relatively few points of conflict this year, and they agree to encourage inter-marriages through inter-cultural dances. Snippet: Representatives of Misseriya and Dinka Malual peoples meet to discuss ....
2014/05/26 to 2014/05/27 Representatives of Rizeigat and Dinka Malual peoples meet in Gok Machar, NBGS, on their cross-border relationship. They review the implementation of 18 rules which they had agreed in January, and agree terms for Reizeigat cattle grazing in NBGS in the coming year. Snippet: Representatives of Rizeigat and Dinka Malual peoples meet in Gok Macha....
2014/05 Public cattle vaccination in NBGS is extended to cattle of nomadic Sudanese pastoralists (Rizeigat, Misseriya) as well as local herders. Snippet: Public cattle vaccination in NBGS is extended to cattle of nomadic Sud....
2014/04/17 MPs of and other policians of Ananatak area in Tonj East County are criticized for failing to make peace initiatives in the inter-communal conflicts between Kongor and Thiik, and Luanykoth and Akok Tek. Prominent politicians include Awut Deng Acuil and Wek Mamer. Snippet 1875
2014/04/27 Dinka youth in the northern part of Upper Nile State have reportedly been mobilized on behalf of GRSS to help defend the Paloich oilfields. Snippet
2014/04/11 to 2014/04/12 About 40 people are killed in inter-communal clashes in Rumbek East County (Lakes State): between Durbaar and Durceek clans and between Panyar and Nyuei clans. Snippet
2014/04/08 A peace conference between Rup and Kuei (Dinka) sections in Rumbek Central is set back after two MPs start fighting. Snippet
2014/04/01 to 2014/04/02 Six women and two children are killed in Ngapagok village, Tonj East, in conflict between member of Akok and Luac-Koth communities. Snippet
2014/03/31 8 people are reported killed and 14 wounded in an inter-communal attack in Rumbek County (Lakes State). Members of Nyan, Amotnhiim and Panguerkur clans are reported to have attacked members of Dhiei clan during a traditional ceremony. Snippet
2014/03/21 A peace process is organized in Rumbek North county to reconcile youth from Gaak and Manuer sub-clans. Local MPs, chiefs and students take part. Snippet
2014/03 Fifteen more people are killed in further feuding between sub-sections of Kook Pacuar (Agar Dinka) in Rumbek East County. The state government is blamed by some for failing to investigate and prosecute the previous crimes, or send security forces to keep the peace. Snippet
2014/03 The Governor of EES concedes that the state is unable to relocate displaced people from Jonglei who have recently fled to Nimule area, despite the requests of local Madi people. Snippet
2014/03 Lainya County residents are fearful because of many armed cattle-herders who have fled to their county from Jonglei State since recent fighting there. Snippet
2014/03 The peace committee for relations between Rizeigat and Dinka Malual orders blood compensation of 41 cows (or money equivalent) from an SPLA soldier to the family of a Rizeigat man he killed. Snippet
2014/03 Sudan says clashes between Misseriya and Ngok Dinka in the north of Abyei district on 1st March - in which 10 Misseriya were killed - were supported by the South Sudan army. Snippet 1535
2014/01/21 The annual peace conference between Dinka Malual and Rizeigat in Gok Machar (NBGS) is abruptly postponed, reportedly due to another commitment of the organizing committee in Eastern Darfur. Snippet
2014/02 Representatives of Apadang Dinka people (of Renk, Melut, Baliet and Akoka counties of Upper Nile) at a meeting in Melut County condemn attacks on them by rebel forces. Snippet 1383
2014/02 Many of the people displaced from Bor area and Juba during the rebellion in late 2013 fled to Nimule area. The government of Eastern Equatoria would like them to move to Kapoeta, but they do not want to go. Snippet
2013/08/08 The Madi head chief in Nimule is murdered. Other Madi leaders are arrested, but some Madi suspect the matter is related to Madi resistance to the idea of forming a town council for Nimule. This resistance is because they feel that it would provide a way of consolidating the occupation of land in the area by about 45,000 Dinka people, who have been there since the war, classified as IDPs. Snippet 1238
2013/08/08 At least seven people killed and hundreds of cattle stolen in Twic East County (Jonglei State), according to local officials and witnesses. The attackers were said to be Murle. Snippet
2013/06/14 Death of Paramount Chief Mawien Diing Akol of Ajuet sub-section (Malual Dinka), Aweil West County, said to be aged 113. Snippet
2013/08/02 Following the killing of two teachers, apparently in feuding involving the Pamany sub-section, the caretaker governor of Lakes State, Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol orders the closure of all primary schools in Rumbek East County, and threatens chiefs with dismissal if they don't identify the likely culprits. Snippet
2013/07 There is a new round of at least three killings in the feud between Pathoth and Pamany sub-sections of Kok Dinka in Rumbek East. Snippet
2013/02 The acting governor of Lakes State orders imprisonment of 50 members of Pamany and Pathoth, feuding sub-sections of Kok Dinka. They are held without charge. Snippet 1041
2013/02 Members of Apuk community of Tonj East attacked Thony community of Tonj South, killing 7 and looting 400 cattle. (SCRN, 15 February 2013) Snippet 669
2013/01 Government of Lakes State attempts to enforce 2008 Child Act prohibition on traditional mutilation. (Aping Kuluel, 2013) Snippet 624
Reference Mini-review
Jacob K. Lupai, 2014/06/02. Bibliography item: Jacob K. Lupai (2014/06/02) "Federal system of government in South Sudan not ‘kokora’". (Article). South Sudan News Agency. [Article] South Sudan News Agency. Accessed online.

This 1,500-word article addresses the perceived parallel between current calls for federalism, and the 'kokora' or sub-division of Southern Sudan which took place during under the ill-fated Regional Government between 1972 and 1983. An underlying issue is resentment - particularly by Equatorians - of apparent Dinka domination of central government. Kokora was seen as a way of mitigating that, but also causing disunity among Southern Sudanese. The author contends that federalism would be different from kokora, in not involving the eviction of peoples from provinces due to their ethnicity.

Rachel Gordon, 2014/03. In the eye of the storm: An analysis of internal conflict in South Sudan’s Jonglei State [Report] Feinstein International Center, Tufts University. Accessed online.

Explores the complexity of conflict and underdevelopment in Jonglei, warning against simplistic analyses or proffered solutions. Notes that "elites have maintained or fallen back on the strategies they employed throughout the decades of war for solidifying their own social and financial positions in the face of constant threat" and concludes that "the causes of conflict must be disaggregated and chipped away without unrealistic hopes for quick solutions" but also that "the perpetrators and enablers of violence...must be consistently held accountable through both words and actions".

Philip Thon Aleu, 2013/08/19. South Sudanese girls are a family asset (Part I) [Article] Sudan Tribune. Accessed online.

Nicely-told real-life story illustrating the contemporary economy of brideprice and continuing struggles for female rights and education in Dinka (Bor) culture.

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