Murle people

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Aug 8th, 2013
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JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A leader of South Sudan’s Murle community says 328 people from his group were killed in recent ethnic violence. Jongolei Boyoris, a member of parliament in the Jonglei State Assembly, said Thursday most of the people killed in July clashes were women and children. Boyor...
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Dec 17th, 2012
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By Steve Paterno Last week, in commemoration of Human Rights Day, I was interviewed by Radio France International (RFI) http://us.mg5.mail.yahoo.com/neo/#http://www.english.rfi.fr/africa/20121211-protestors-killed-south-sudan so as to highlight the issues of human rights abuses in South Sudan. The in...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 13th, 2012
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Cattle raiders in South Sudan launched a major assault on a rival tribe, causing heavy loss of life, officials said on Monday, as the government began a disarmament plan to halt the tit-for-tat attacks that have torn the new nation. Members of Jonglei state’s Murle tribe attacked people from th...
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Mar 12th, 2012
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Juba – Fierce ethnic clashes over cattle rustling killed more than 200 people in South Sudan at the weekend, and hundreds more were abducted in the troubled fledgling nation, a state governor said on Monday. “The people killed are around 223. 150 are injured”, Jonglei state governor...
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Mar 1st, 2012
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By Adam Hyde Pastoralism is the dominant economic activity of South Sudan’s conflict-prone Jonglei State. It is so critical to livelihoods that it has shaped cultural practices throughout much of South Sudan. Though violence is not new to these areas, a striking feature of the post-independence South...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 10th, 2012
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Lack of unity is South Sudan’s most profound crisis, one that underlies the country’s economic and political woes. It will take a long time and sustained efforts to build one nation with common values. South Sudan was conceived on the myth that we are one people with one common destiny. We are now di...
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Jan 20th, 2012
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Juba – At least 120 000 South Sudanese have been affected by an explosion of ethnic violence in the troubled state of Jonglei, as the world’s newest nation reels from weeks of revenge attacks, the UN said on Friday. “The violence in Jonglei hasn’t stopped… Only two weeks...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 18th, 2012
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WASHINGTON, January 18, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Statement from NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor on Violence in South Sudan The United States continues to be deeply disturbed by the recent interethnic clashes in Jonglei State in the Republic of South Sudan that are causing tremendous ...
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Jan 17th, 2012
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Juba – An official in South Sudan says members of a tribe previously targeted in a massive ethnic assault have carried out another revenge attack, killing 47 people. Philip Thon Leek Deng, a member of parliament, said on Tuesday that members of the Murle community attacked a community of ethnic...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 13th, 2012
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Juba – New ethnic clashes in South Sudan’s troubled Jonglei state have killed 57 people, the government of the world’s newest nation said late on Thursday. “57 people got killed and most of them are women and children,” Information Minister Barnaba Marial Benjamin said. ...