By Amani Osman
King Jaer is the royal tribal leader of Abu Dam village, located in Um Baru locality in North Darfur. King Jaer is 51 years, with 10 children, 3 girls and 7 boys. He tells us how he gained his title through family lineage; his ancestors before him were part of the Royal family in Abu Dam village in Um Baru locality for the last 200 years.
“I am the King of Abu Dam. Once my great grandfather was the original King of our village. Now the responsibility is mine, and one day, it will be my son’s”. He goes on to tell us that the most important part of being a leader is ensuring the peace and safety of his people, particularly as they live in areas that are constantly prone to armed conict outbreaks.