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Ethnic Conflict, Interaction and Cohabitation in Africa: The Case of Nuer and Anuak


The historical root of the Anuak-Nuer conflict and interaction can be traced back to the eastward expansion of the eastern Jikany Nuer groups. The findings suggest that conflicts and interactions between two groups aggravated and shaped by the new developments in Ethiopia and Sudan. This study analyzes the context and origins of the conflict between the two groups and explains the key determinants of the conflict. The study of the conflict and interaction between Nuer and the Anuak would partly explain how the security and unity of the Sudan and Ethiopia is being challenged and questioned in the twentieth first century.

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