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UN panel blames South Sudan leaders for Juba violence

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WHO’S TO BLAME? Internally-displaced people (IDP) look on during the arrival of the UN security council high delegation on September 3, 2016 at the UN House IDP camp in Juba. File photo by Charles Atiki Lomodong/AFP

The confidential report points the finger at President Salva Kiir and army chief of staff Paul Malong as having ordered the large-scale attacks that began on July 8

UNITED NATIONS (Sept. 9, 2016) — A UN panel of experts has concluded that heavy fighting that engulfed South Sudan’s capital Juba in July, forcing vice president and ex-rebel leader Riek Machar to flee, was “directed by the highest level” of the country’s military.  Continue reading UN panel blames South Sudan leaders for Juba violence

Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital

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CRISIS. A file photo dated April 25, 2016 shows a group of the 195 opposition soldiers arriving with General Simon Gatwech Dual, the chief of staff of the South Sudan rebel troops, in Juba, South Sudan. File photo by Phillip Dhil/AFP

The clashes between former rebels and government soldiers force thousands of residents to flee

JUBA, South Sudan (July 11, 2016) — Thousands fled renewed heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital on Sunday, July 10, as former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire in several parts of the city.  Continue reading Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital