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15 S. Sudanese killed, 40 injured in gang attacks in Egypt

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September, 21, 2014 (JUBA) – Violent attacks by South Sudanese gangs on fellow youth in Egypt have resulted into 15 deaths and over 40 injury, a diplomat said in a report to lawmakers last week.

South Sudanese MPs stand during a parliamentary session in Juba on 31 August 2011 (AFP)

“We shall require millions to treat these people,” said Anthony Kon.

More than 70 criminal cases involving South Sudanese nationals have reportedly been filed at various police stations in Egypt.

Kon said the gangs mainly consisted of poor South Sudanese youth facing economic hardships after refusal to return to the country after its independence in 2011.

“These gangs are mainly uneducated and poor South Sudanese men between age 16 and 35; today their numbers range from 500 and above and they are based in Maadi, Ain Shams, Nasr City, Hai Alshara, Al Zeytoon and Abbaseya districts of Egypt,” he said.

Kon cited an incident in which five South Sudanese gangs attacked a Ugandan embassy official in Cairo. The case, he said, was filed at Maadi police station.

“There is a big number of South Sudanese criminals in the Egyptian prisons; they committed crimes such as raping, killing, looting, theft, drugs using all kinds of weapons like machetes, knives,” said the envoy.

“The gangs have since caused many churches that are accessed by South Sudanese to be shut down for fear of possible attacks and damage of church properties,” he added.

Meanwhile, South Sudanese lawmakers demanded that a high level delegation be sent on a fact finding mission to the Egyptian capital.

The MP, however, said it was Egypt’s responsibility to protect their embassy under the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

(ST)

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  • 22 September 2014 09:18, by michael coma

    Those gangs in Cairo are rebels.These are part of Riek Machar’s rebellion.If govt of Egypt is not taking it serious soon they will take over power and call Riek to and rule Egypt as he have no chance to rule South Sudan.

  • 22 September 2014 09:24, by Marco Bul

    Let there be gangs all over where honourables children are taken.
    Last week,a wife of general was taken to Egypt for medication b’coz she has a flu(common cold)!!!

  • 22 September 2014 09:31, by chol

    I think those are Bar El Gazale sorry if I miss spell your name I don’t speak Arabic.

  • 22 September 2014 09:55, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Brig. Lul Ruai Koang, admitted overnight on Southsudantribune.org that the gangs group are Rebels who are based there by rebels leader Riek Machar. Gen. Ruai, is due to apology to Egypt government as well as South Sudan government shortly.

  • 22 September 2014 15:56, by marie

    These boys have the same mentality all over the world. They cause chaos in Canada, USA, Australia, Europe, Egypt, Kenya and they are the cause of the problems in South Sudan. A hyena will always give birth to a hyena. This does not need a rocket scientist to understand. I am surprise, Egyptians have become lukewarm. They should give them a harsh punitive action.

    • 22 September 2014 17:25, by dinkdong

      "These boys" and girls like you. Is that the excuse you abandon your people and go looks for kawaja’s dingdong?

      • 22 September 2014 19:52, by marie

        My friend Dingdong, the kawajas you are talking about are the ones feeding you, supplying medicine to you. They are actually spoon feeding the whole of Africa keeping you in servitude to them. Those in Diaspora are independent, they work for their living expenses and pay taxes for the services not like you waiting for demigods.



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