Conflict Resolution Among The Gumuz Communities: Mangima Institution In The Twentieth Century


Conflict Resolution Among The Gumuz Communities: Mangima Institution In The Twentieth Century


Bogale Aligaiz Agalu

Agewmider Preparatory School, Department of History, Injibara


This study critically inspected the Mangima conflict resolution within Gumuz society in Metekel Zone, Bineshangul Gumuz National Regional state, Ethiopia. Mangima institution played a significant role in resolving conflicts as well as contributed to the establishment of peaceful relations within Gumuz communities in each districts of region. Gumuz are one of the indigenous peoples have settled in the region. Their conflict was instigated by the problems related to marriage, abducting girls, elopement, adultery, incest, belief in evil eye, Gäfia (Witch doctor), deliberate killings for heroism, competitions over the use of land resources, insults and failure to pay back debts. The Gumuz inhabited areas of Metekel was purposively selected for this study. The data was collected using key informants interview and focus group discussion. Gumuz elders and local leaders that appointed during the regime were independently interviewed and focus group discussions attended by five groups through 20 peoples in each group on the issues of conflict generating practices and the role Mangima conflict resolution within Gumuz communities. The sources are critically collected, examined and then analyzed. The legitimacies of the sources are cross-checked one against the other.


Keywords: Intra-Ethnic Conflict, Indigenous conflict resolution, Mangima institution.

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Bogale Aligaiz Agalu.Conflict Resolution Among The Gumuz Communities: Mangima Institution In The Twentieth Century. Advances in Research and Reviews, 2020, 1:11


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