In Sudan, conflict and environmental decline go hand in hand
Last month, Sudan’s Blue Nile State declared a state of emergency following a rash of tribal fighting that reportedly left more than 200 people dead.
The conflict was the latest in a decade-long string of clashes in the state, which is perched on the border of Ethiopia and South Sudan.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) research shows at least 40 per cent of all internal conflicts over the last 60 years can be linked to exploiting natural resources – from high-value resources such as timber, diamonds, gold and oil to scarce resources such as fertile land and water.
READ FULL STORY HERE