South Sudan Security Forces Killed, Raped Civilians – U.N.

GENEVA, Aug 4 – Government soldiers and security forces in South Sudan executed civilians and gang-raped women and girls during and after ethnically-charged fighting last month in the capital Juba, the United Nations said on Thursday. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, called on the government of President Salva Kiir to

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Sudan’s Darfur Votes on Political Future, Rebels Cry foul

By Khalid Abdelaziz El FASHER, Sudan, April 12 – Darfur residents began voting on Monday in a referendum on whether to reunite their arid western region into one entity, a poll Sudan says will settle an issue at the heart of the long-running conflict. The Sudanese government’s decision to split Darfur into three states in

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