Written: 2018 | Published: October 22, 2023 | Hussein Gari

Land tenure and conflict in Sudan

This paper examines land tenure and conflict in Sudan and deals with state infringement on customary land rights and the erosion of traditional local governance institutions overseeing customary rules governing those rights in rural Sudan, while elaborating on the implications of this for peace and security. This paper argues that that state land policies have resulted in ambiguity and dualism in land tenure in Sudan. This dualism, which incorporates both modern statutory land ownership and customary tenure features, places communal lands held by most rural Sudanese communities under customary tenure under constant threat of expropriation by the state, for private business interests both local and foreign.


This paper was originally published by the author on Academia.edu.

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