24 Apr 2014

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.
 
Around 28 civilians died during the attack on a remote herders camp, state information minister Bol Dhel told South Sudanese media.
‘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.
Child IDPs play in a swamped camp in South Sudan. [Photo | MSF]
A team from the United States’ Agency for International Development (USAID) has visited Bor to assess the status of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the troubled Jonglei state.
Wounded IDPs at a UNMISS camp during a previous attack in Malakal. [File / AFP]]
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) strongly condemns the Thursday deadly and unprovoked attack on its base in Bor, the capital of Jonglei State, by a mob of armed civilians.

 

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