Information on the Baja tribe of Sudan [SDN24028.E]

Information on the Baja tribe could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

However, please find attached for your reference articles about the Beja tribe of Sudan. For additional information on the Beja tribe, please consult the DIRB publication Sudan: Chronology of Events April 1993-April 1995, available at Regional Documentation Centres.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


The Associated Press (AP). 16 January 1996. Sue Leeman. "International News" (NEXIS)

Encyclopaedia of the Third World. 1992. 4th. Vol. 3. Edited by Thomas Kurian. New York: Facts on File, p.1800.

Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 1992. 12th ed. Edited by Barbara F. Grimes. Dallas, Texas: Summer Institute of Linguistics, p. 374.

Holt, P.M. and M.W. Daly. 1988. 4th ed. A History of Sudan: From the Coming of Islam to the Present Day. London: Longman, pp. 1, 7-8.

The Indian Ocean Newsletter [Paris]. 3 December 1994. No. 649. "Erithrea/Sudan: Tempers Fraying Again," p. 3.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica. 1989. 15th ed. Vol. 2. Edited by Philip W. Goetz. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, p. 53.

Sudan: A Country Study. 1991. Edited by Helen Chapin Metz. Washington, DC: Secretary of the Army, p. 75.

Sudan Democratic Gazette [London]. February 1996. "On Its Latest Mission to Sudan: CSI Finds Conditions in Beja Country Grim," p. 12.

_____. November 1994. "The Beja Tribes: Background to the Events in Eastern Sudan," p. 8.

Sudan Update [London]. 7 March 1996. Vol. 7, No 4. "War: Combining Forces?"

_____. 1 June 1995. Vol. 6, No. 9. "Beja Agreement."

_____. 21 December 1994. Vol. 5, No. 22. "Beja Dissidence."

_____. 31 October 1994. Vol. 5, No. 18. "Beja Alleged to Be Training in Eritrea."

_____. 13 October 1994. Vol. 5, No. 17. "Beja 'Terrorised.'"

_____. 5 December 1990. Vol. 2, No. 12. "'Worst Famine Since Independance'."