Land, Power and Peace in Sudan
The question of land ownership lies at the heart of Sudan’s wars and the viability of its peace agreements. The configuration of issues is different in Darfur to Southern Sudan, South Kordofan, Eastern Sudan and the national capital—but in every case, we cannot expect lasting peace unless land ownership issues are settled in an equitable and sustainable manner. Starting today on this blog, we launch a debate on land, power and peace in Sudan, framed by Sara Pantuliano’s essay, "The Land Question: Sudan’s Peace Nemesis." During the rest of the week, a range of specialists on land in Sudan will post comments and contributions. We will then hold a second round of responses and contributions later in the month.