July 22, 2010

Hala'ib Triangle still under dispute

 Egypt is attempting to strengthen its hold on the region just north of the 22° Egypt/Sudan border. Tribal movements are being limited, and efforts are underway to move the camel market in Shalayatan (just north of the disputed territory) into Hala'ib town (inside the disputed territory).

An extended discussion brings the reader up to date with many of the issues involved. Interviews with local inhabitants reveal that many Ababda and "Beja" [Bisharin?] think of themselves as Egyptian.


UPDATE: July 27. The National, a newspaper published out of Abu Dhabi, describes the troubles between Egypt and Sudan in the region of the disputed Halaib Triangle. In English.


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