Sudan troops deployed in Darfur after clashes kill 155

Security forces in Darfur

In this file photo taken on April 2, 2016, a convoy of Sudanese security forces deploy during a rally in al-Geneina, the capital of the West Darfur state.

Photo credit: Ashraf Shazly | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The transitional government, installed months after Bashir's ouster, has been pushing to stabilise Sudan's remote regions after years of conflict.
  • Fighting in Darfur has subsided over the years, but ethnic and tribal clashes occasionally flare, mainly over land and access to water.

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