[QODLink]
Africa
Sudan's cattle rustling scourge
Government disarmament campaign has made villagers more vulnerable to the brutal raids.
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2010 12:42 GMT

 


Cattle rustling has always plagued southern Sudan. But after two civil wars, warring tribes are now heavily armed, and the raids are becoming ever more brutal.

Thousands are killed every year. And, as May Welsh reports, communities in Terekeka county say a government campaign to disarm civilians has left them unable to protect themselves.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Featured
Pro-Russia leaders' election in Ukraine's east shows bloody conflict is far from a peaceful resolution.
Critics challenge Canberra's move to refuse visas for West Africans in Ebola-besieged countries.
A key issue for Hispanics is the estimated 11.3 million immigrants in the US without papers who face deportation.
In 1970, only two mosques existed in the country, but now more than 200 offer sanctuary to Japan's Muslims.
Hundreds of the country's reporters eke out a living by finding news - then burying it for a price.