Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SOUTH SUDAN: UN Realises Details of Atrocities

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The United Nations has revealed horrific details of atrocities committed on both sides in the five-year-old civil war in South Sudan.

 

The latest UN report contain details of gang rape, throats being slit and mass shootings in Unity state in particular, with one woman recounting how she lost everything and would have preferred she was killed.

 

The revelation comes as South Sudanese leaders signed a ceasefire deal last month to end the civil war, which has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people and forced millions of people to flee into refugee camps in neighbouring countries.

 

South Sudan became an independent country and admitted into the United Nations in 2011, following a breakaway from Sudan through a successful referendum.

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