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More than 100 civilians killed in fresh South Sudan violence: UN

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July 3, 2019 (JUBA) – Fresh violence in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria region has claimed lives of over 100 civilians, the United Nations said a new report released on Wednesday.

UNMISS peacekeepers patrols Yei Town on 25 January 2018 (photo UNMISS)

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said civilians were “deliberately” and “brutally targeted" by government forces and rebels in Central Equatoria region.

At least 104 people were killed in attacks on villages in the southern region, UNMISS said a report, which undermines the peace agreement signed in September 2018.

Violence, it further observed, has forced more than 56,000 civilians to flee their homes, while an estimated 20,000 people have crossed the border into Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Cases of sexual violence also appear in the report, with government troops said to have carried out “sexual violence as well as looting and destroying homes, churches, schools and health centers.”

"At least 150 civilians were also held in captivity by these groups, including women and girls taken as ’wives’ by commanders or raped and beaten by multiple fighters," partly reads the report.

A bloody civil war broke out in Africa’s newest nation in mid-December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy, Riek Machar of a coup attempt, allegations Machar denies.

Last year, a report published by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine estimated that at least 382,900 people have died as a result of the five-year civil war in South Sudan.

Overall, UNMISS said overall there had been a "significant” decrease in conflict-related violence since the peace agreement was signed.

South Sudan’s rival factions agreed on a six-month extension to implement next steps in the fragile peace agreement. The extension followed threats from the country’s main opposition group to boycott the formation of a unity government on May 12.

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  • 4 July 2019 08:57, by Eastern

    The death of these more than 100 Equatorians would not go in vein...! Investigations are on going to establish those CALPABLE, then decisive actions would follow!

    • 4 July 2019 09:52, by Midit Mitot

      Where is Anthony,

      Look at this report, what is your reaction as man? you are always talking balalaalalala! take your gun and fight to the dirty regime.

      • 5 July 2019 06:29, by Anthony

        Nuer villager

        Haha why are you calling out for me, nyagat? Do you think I give a shit what happens to a bunch of primitive equatorians? Fuck those cunts. They’re just slaves.

        • 5 July 2019 06:31, by Anthony

          And I hope you also know that it said the rebels were also slaughtering and raping civilians. Equatorians killing they’re own people.I don’t care i’m ok with those savages killing and raping eachother over monkies and rats

          • 5 July 2019 12:58, by Midit Mitot

            Anthony,

            You are really inhuman, civilians death has no friends, how should you celebrate community death? your Mathaing Anyoor will all run made because of vulnerable blood whom they were killing for nothing.

            • 6 July 2019 12:08, by Anthony

              I’m not celebrating their deaths. I just don’t give a shit. I couldn’t care less that equatorians died. They’re nothing to me. Sorry man go cry now.

          • 5 July 2019 19:07, by The Rhino

            Anthony,

            Go fuck yourself you fucking jienge faggot,stinking bitch ass vagrant.Shut up, skunk!

            • 6 July 2019 12:07, by Anthony

              The rhino(retard)

              Look at this grown man screaming like a baby. Cry me a river cunt. You’re mad that i don’t care that your people died. haha go cry to your mom stupid cunt. or maybe she was killed. sad for you slave ape.

              • 6 July 2019 23:00, by The Rhino

                Anthony,

                Asshole!Cheap pathetic jienge pussy,fuck you bastard!You must probably be one of those out of the streets fucked jienge skunk,who never knew his real parents,shit.Who is your real father bastard?Is it one of your uncles?Last we’ve learned was,jienges even fuck their own cows thinking this would produce more jienges,shit.You motherfucker will learn a dear lesson,bitch!Bring it on,pussy!

                • 8 July 2019 13:32, by Anthony

                  Your a grown man crying like a baby because if hurt your feelings. Your one pathetic slave. Get a life dumbass. Blah blah blah you like talking about fuck! fuck! and sex. thats all you monkies think about. Go fuck an ape then thats what your people do. Your emotions are just making me laugh more. Hahaha slave

                  • 8 July 2019 13:54, by Anthony

                    Your ape of a mother definitely must’ve been killed. That’s why your crying so much. Sorry old man but i don’t care about your people dying, not fuck off and eat a monkey slave.

    • 4 July 2019 16:21, by The Rhino

      Eastern,

      Jienges kill to live.They always take what is yours and claim its theirs.Dumb Equatorians must learn it the hard way.What is wrong with defending oneself?Equatorians must also use every lethal weapon and defend themselves/communities.Its easy to trap fucking jienges.They are good targets!

  • 4 July 2019 09:00, by Eastern

    Initial reports point to angry dinka cattle keepers withdrawing their cattle from Equatoria are involved; this is particularly the case in parts of Kajo Keji and Yei. We are investigating this further....

    • 4 July 2019 11:33, by jubaone

      Eastern,
      The jienge slave is the other face of his jellaba master. No need for negotiations, only the gun. If the get us, they kill and if we get them we kill and defecate into their mouths. That simple.

      • 4 July 2019 16:06, by The Rhino

        Jubaone,Eastern,

        Blind Equatorians who still believe in living together with fucking jienges are the ones to suffer most.I don’t understand why these naive civilians let themselves get caught up dead by marauding stinking jienges.Shit,if fucking jienges kill, civilians must arm themselves and kill too, full stop!

  • 4 July 2019 10:09, by Kush Natives

    What those folk are doing is double an apartheid in South Sudan. The world should be aware that we’re part of it! We have no time for misunderstanding.



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