25 Apr 2014

Peacekeepers evacuating civilians from Bentiu. [UNMISS photo]
"The Mission is concerned that the remarks associating the IDPs with a particular military group could place all of them at risk of being targeted and attacked."
Gen. James Hoth Mai, the sacked Army Chief of General Staff. [Courtesy photo]
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir sacked his army Chief of General Staff Gen. James Hoth Mai through a republican decree read on the National TV on Wednesday.
Around 28 civilians died during the attack on a remote herders camp, state information minister Bol Dhel told South Sudanese media.
Mr Larry Andre, Acting US ambassador to South Sudan shaking hands with some South Sudanese at UNMISS Tomping Protection of Civilians site. [Courtesy Photo]
Violence in South Sudan must end, the acting US ambassador to South Sudan has said in his Easter Message to the citizens and leaders of the world’s youngest nation.
‘Gunshots don’t know the difference between a Dinka and Nuer person. They kill whatever is in their path. You’re alive and so is your family. Cross to the other side and settle this debt when all this is over and you are able to.’
Ambassadors of the Troika (U.S., UK, and Norway), Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the EU are profoundly concerned by the reports of the killing and injuring of civilians in Bentiu, Bor, and elsewhere, and condemn these atrocities in the strongest terms.
Hon. Michael Makuei, South Sudan’s Information Minister blames UN Peace keepers for provoking the “peaceful demonstrator.” [Gurtong file]
South Sudan government on Friday accused the United Nations’ peace keepers in Bor of provoking a situation in Bor on Thursday that led to killing of dozens of civilians as scores others were wounded.


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