Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Mass ethnic killings resume in South Sudan-BBC

12/24/13, "South Sudan sees 'mass ethnic killings'," BBC

"New evidence is emerging of alleged ethnic killings committed during more than a week of fighting in South Sudan. The violence follows a power struggle between President Salva Kiir, a Dinka, and his Nuer ex-deputy Riek Machar.

A reporter in the capital, Juba, quoted witnesses as saying more than 200 people, mostly from the Nuer ethnic group, were shot by security forces. Another man in Juba said gunmen from the majority Dinka ethnic group were shooting people in Nuer areas....

Sudan suffered a 22-year civil war that left more than one million people dead before the South became independent in 2011.

Sudan's arid north is mainly home to Arabic-speaking Muslims. But in South Sudan there is no dominant culture. The Dinkas and the Nuers are the largest of more than 200 ethnic groups, each with its own languages and traditional beliefs, alongside Christianity and Islam." map from BBC.


Comment: Sudan is among the best advertisements for the waste and criminality of the United Nations. It would take one US politician with guts to get the US and US taxpayer dollars out of the UN. Then money for the poor and miserable could go to people who need it instead of thugs and parasites and their personal banks accounts in Switzerland. 


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