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The violent clashes reportedly involved mainly armed youths from two rival Dinka sub-clans, who first clashed on Wednesday last week.
Historical conflicts between neighboring sub-clans for water, livestock, and other resources carried over into post-independence politics.
5) For an example, see "Hubayr Sub-Clan Pledges Allegiance to al-Shabaab," al-Shabab, June 24, 2012; "Bay'at of the Gaaljal Clan to al-Shabaab in the Shao Region in the Islamic State of Hiraan," al-Shabab, November 15, 2012; Stig Jarle Hansen, Al Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group (London: Oxford University Press and Hurst, 2013).
It is therefore of importance to document the ethnomedicinal wisdom of particularly the small indigenous communities and more so of their still smaller clans and sub-clans before this knowledge is totally lost to science.
Those pushing for SSC autonomy have only an ethnic composition argument, in that their sub-clans are all uniform.
The girls - aged between four and 16 - were given in Vani by a tribal jirga, which settled a feud between the Baloch tribes of Masoori and Shahwani Masoori, both sub-clans of the Bugti tribe, reports The Express Tribune.
A 1901 British "Report on Waziristan and Its Tribes" lists the tribes, clans and sub-clans the British were paying off more than a century ago through their political agents rather than risk a fight with these stubborn warriors.
These two sub-clans had been at war with each other since 1991.
Drawing an important lesson from the Soviet experience, Jones argues that garnering local support within Afghan clans and sub-clans is indispensable to the success of the current NATO mission.
agencies are highly sought after in the impoverished country and recruitment is often a source of tension, with local clans and sub-clans demanding equal shares.
This is an alliance of about 200 Sunni shaikhs drawn mostly from the Dulaim confederation of tribes and dozens of sub-clans who were fighting against al-Qaeda.
The Dulaim tribes and sub-clans could eventually try to topple the government in Baghdad.