November 1, 2010

Donor Conference a month away

Various Arab-based organizations and Middle Eastern nations will gather in Kuwait in early December to examine ways and means to support Sudan's efforts to implement the Eastern Peace Agreement. This will enable development programs in health and education to move ahead.

Some Beja fear being marginalized again because the donor groups are not Beja. The Rashaida tribe lives in the same region, but without rights to land. They have Arabic roots, having migrated into Egypt in the mid 1800's, and south into Bejaland through the 1900's. The Beja fear is that Arab- based donors will assist their distant cousins the Rashaida, at the expense of the Beja. will search out results from the Donor Conference and publish them here as they become available.

UPDATE: For a discussion and comments about the conference, look at

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