Hagar Taha is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Politics
and International Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University
of London. She works on the role of local communities in intervention and
conflict resolution in both Darfur and Somaliland.
The early months of 2013
have once again seen the severe deterioration of Darfur’s humanitarian
situation. There may be links between this recent violence, the region’s newly
discovered gold mines and the Government of Sudan.