, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 13–18

The Southern Sudanese migration to Khartoum and the resultant conflicts

  • Ibrahim F. N. 
Migration and Identity Change in the Sudan

DOI: 10.1007/BF00179762

Cite this article as:
Ibrahim, F.N. GeoJournal (1991) 25: 13. doi:10.1007/BF00179762


Today, more than one third of the population of Khartoum are southerners who migrated to the capital mainly in the last eight years because of the civil war. Their conditions are very bad. They are starving in the town, for most of them are unemployed and have no means of living. Their housing conditions in the shanty towns are deplorable. The development of squatter settlements and the struggle for the demarcation of quarters are delineated in this paper. In Khartoum the southerners develop a strong sense of solidarity and develop a growing supra-southern-Sudanese identity replacing the former ethnic and local identities.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ibrahim F. N. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeosciencesUniversity of BayreuthBayreuthGermany

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