South Sudan

S. Sudanese In Diaspora Condemn Bentiu, Bor Massacres


search geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>On April 17, side effects according to United Nations, order opposition forces went ahead to storm an IDP (Internally displaced person) camp located at Bor UNMISS base where several people were slaughtered.

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African Union and other international bodies condemned the civilian killings, saying the acts constitute a grave violation of the commitment by the SPLM/A (in Opposition) to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement that was signed on January 23, 2014 under the auspices of the IGAD-led Mediation Process, and can only serve to undermine the ongoing peace process.

“These recent incidents are particularly alarming as they involved a deliberate targeting of civilians in massacre proportions including the killing of 200 civilians and the injury of over 400 in a single incident in a Mosque in Bentiu on 15 April 2014. The April 17, attack on unarmed civilians in the UNMISS compound in Bor has also resulted in over 40 deaths and injury to more than 70,” said IGAD Executive Secretary, Ambassador (Eng.) Mahboub Maalim this week.

Neur in Egypt

In a Saturday statement to Chimpreports the Nuer community in Egypt condemned “in the strongest term possible the severe killing of Nuer children, women and age.”

The group, which blamed the killings on government, urged the United Nations and the international community to review and reveal the accurate number of the dead instead of putting the dead rate at 48 “when the number is widely confirmed and believed to be 145.”

The group’s chairperson, Michael Medan Toang added: “We, the Nuer community in Egypt are anxious on why the United Nation declined to acknowledge the exact number of the Nuer civilians who got killed in Bor UNMISS base. Finally, we are appealing to UN administration to relocate all the IDPs,’ particularly the Nuer to the neighbouring countries such as Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya and others.”


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