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Jesus Malverde

(10,274 posts)
Tue Dec 24, 2013, 01:39 PM Dec 2013

South Sudan sees 'mass ethnic killings'

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Source: BBC

New evidence is emerging of alleged ethnic killings committed during more than a week of fighting in South Sudan.

The violence follows a power struggle between President Salva Kiir, a Dinka, and his Nuer ex-deputy Riek Machar.

A reporter in the capital, Juba, quoted witnesses as saying more than 200 people, mostly ethnic Nuers, had been shot by security forces.

The UN says it has discovered a mass grave in Bentiu in the oil-rich Unity State, containing about 75 bodies.

"There are reportedly at least two other mass graves in Juba," UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said in a statement.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-25502457

South Sudan's president is Salva Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, who has worn the black cowboy hat given to him as a gift by President George W. Bush every day since receiving it in 2006.
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South Sudan Crisis Explained (Like You're an Idiot) Jesus Malverde Dec 2013 #1
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Jesus Malverde

(10,274 posts)
1. South Sudan Crisis Explained (Like You're an Idiot)
Tue Dec 24, 2013, 01:40 PM
Dec 2013

Helicopters evacuated more than a dozen U.S. citizens from South Sudan Sunday, but thousands of other foreigners will likely spend Christmas in the world's youngest country as an ethnic conflict there spirals toward civil war.

The United Nations estimates that nearly 1,000 people have been killed, and 45,000 displaced, in clashes between the Dinka and Nuer tribes since violence began Dec. 15 amid rumors of a power grab and a failed coup attempt.

In a deeply impoverished nation that sits on millions of barrels of untapped oil, the conflict is years in the making. It's complicated, but we promise to talk really, really slowly.



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2. Locking as duplicate, here is the link and thanks for understanding.
Tue Dec 24, 2013, 01:57 PM
Dec 2013
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