Riek Machar

By IAfrica
In Eritrea
Apr 21st, 2014
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More than 200 people sheltering inside mosque killed after rebels ousted government troops, according to UN investigators Rebels loyal to renegade VP Reik Machar slaughtered hundreds of civilians when they seized the South Sudan oil hub of Bentiu, hunting down men, women and children who had sought r...
By IAfrica
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Apr 21st, 2014
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By Steve Paterno The theme of this article develops as a result of my extensive research and writings on a culture of revenge killings among South Sudanese communities, particularly among cattle herding communities. Of recent, with abundant supplies of deadly arms to civilians, the age old ethnic riv...
By IAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2014
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BY: Tong Kot Kuocnin, JUBA, Very obvious, that this war is a needless war. This war is useless. This war is unjustifiable. This war is unreasonable. This war is uncalled for. Then, why for it? Why, because I needed to stay in power for long? Why, because I wanted to enriched my family and my [&hellip...
By IAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2014
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BY: Deng Mangok Ayuel, AWEIL, We can never ever solve political crisis by resorting to war in our country, South Sudan. Believe me. War is the utmost sign of human weakness. War kills, tensely causes hatred, division and lack of trust. It’s unfortunate that our prominent leaders, especially Dr Machar...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 18th, 2014
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VOA Officials in South Sudan say gunmen have raided a United Nations compound housing 5,000 civilians and U.N. peacekeepers, killing at least 20 people and wounding 60. Officials say armed youths overran the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound Thursday in the capital of Jonglei state, Bor, ...
By IAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2014
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By Dong Samuel Luak Many people in South Sudan are asking, how long did it take President Salva Kiir to plan all this tragedy befalling our young country now? Recruitment, training and arming the private army in Luri around Juba. Dismissing the whole cabinet, agreeing with Ugandan forces to intervene...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2014
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– An essay by Andrew Green On February 15th, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir stepped out for a rare public appearance. The youth wing of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) party had organized a rally. The event’s theme, coming exactly two months after the start of the fighting th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 2nd, 2014
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By Margaret Barthel  1. It’s the world’s youngest country. The background: following years of conflict, South Sudan peacefully gained its independence from Sudan in July 2011 after voters approved a referendum creating the new country. The split was hailed as a step towards full peace in a region dee...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 1st, 2014
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By: Ezejide Charles Onyeka With nostalgia I remember my primary school days when we sang: “Parents listen to your children….” Our parents did listen to us, they tried their best to see us through school as we continually saunter the threshold of higher education in the midst of the great difficulties...
By IAfrica
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Mar 31st, 2014
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BY: Jared Genser, USA, Just over two years after its birth, South Sudan has plunged into crisis. Last month, only weeks after government and rebels signed a ceasefire agreement, violence reignited in Malakal, in the country’s northeast. Both parties to the conflict accused the other of violating the ...