The Ilemi Triangle: Understanding a Pastoral Frontier Zone – Kenya
Between South Sudan and Kenya lies a very large area of disputed land, the Ilemi Triangle. 14,000 square kilometers of sparsely populated land over which the two countries have competing claims. Border disputes can easily turn into armed conflict.
It is good news that on June 17, 2019, the governments of South Sudan and Kenya agreed to peacefully resolve their dispute and committed to demarcating their borders together.
For more than a decade, PAX has accompanied communities, churches and civil society organizations in the border regions of South Sudan and Kenya to resolve local conflicts and develop a shared future. It is essential that state conflict go hand in hand with the creation of new prospects for peaceful development for the people who live in and around the Ilemi Triangle. Their voices must be heard, their rights and interests secured.
The PAX report “The Ilemi Triangle, Understanding a Pastoral Frontier Zone” offers an up-to-date account of the dynamics around the Ilemi Triangle, including an in-depth analysis of the interests and perspectives of the communities involved. It explains why and how their rights and interests must be taken into account in order to resolve the Ilemi issue conclusively and peacefully.
You can download the full report here.