Flashpoint for Conflict
During the "hungry season" of the year, the semi-nomadic Baggara traditionally migrate southwards with their cattle to parts of Northern Bahr al-Ghazal, leading to occasional - but often intense - conflict with the pastoral Dinka tribes over the scarce resources of grazing land and water.
Senior figures from both sides would periodically engage in conferences
to resolve the worst of the conflicts and negotiate for the return of captives
Why are you after a soil as dark as the Dinka?
(source: Dr Francis M. Deng, Dinka Cosmology, p.265)