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South Sudan Government Execute Civilians and Burned Houses In Parjok

On Monday 3 April 2017 President Kiir’s Militia attacked Parjok/Pajok town, in Imatong state, Eastern Equatoria. They raped civilians, carried out public executions and burned houses. Below is an unedited text message from an eyewitness: START TEXT MESSAGE Dead brother slaughtered like chicken. I thought I lost three of my family members but now still Read More …

Position Paper on South Sudan National Dialogue and its Discontents

Download PDF Position Paper on South Sudan National Dialogue and its Discontents   In the past, National Dialogues provided a rare entry-point to organize and conduct political dialogues to address humanitarian concerns. Dialogues were designed to build confidence between the belligerents and with the local population. However, to the dismay of many, the regime in South Read More …

Joint Press Release: South Sudan’s Political Opposition Forces

As genocide unfolds in South Sudan, much of the world looks away Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7th April 2017 In one of the gravest crimes of the 21st century, President Salva Kiir and his regime are wiping out non-dinka communities through ethnically targeted massacres in Greater Upper Nile, Equatoria and Western Bahr El Ghazal Read More …

UK declares South Sudan killings as ‘genocide’

UK goes beyond UN to say South Sudan violence ‘is now genocide’   Entebbe, Uganda Thursday 13 April 2017 Rodney Muhumuza The violence in South Sudan is now genocide that is being perpetrated along tribal lines, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has said. She said there are “massacres taking place, people’s throats being slit”, and urged Read More …

Burnt houses in Parjok

Plundered hospital in Parjok

Inside a burnt out hut in Parjok