Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Ethnic Clashes Erupt In South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Ethnic clashes in South Sudan that erupted over cattle left 500 people dead and another 200 people kidnapped, local officials claimed.

South Sudan became an independent state in July, marking a milestone in steps outlined by a comprehensive peace agreement that ended Sudan’s civil war in 2005.

Local and state officials told the BBC at least 500 people were killed between rival ethnic factions and hundreds more were injured or abducted.

Clashes between the Lou Nuer and Murle ethnic groups erupted after the Murle community allegedly stole roughly 40,000 cattle, the BBC reports.

“People need cattle for their own survival, for food security and for marriages — and there is competition over land and water resources, because of underdevelopment,” said state Gov. Kuol Manyang.

Border and ethnic conflicts continue to overshadow peace agreements in the region. Authorities are investigating reports of mass graves in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan, which some suggest show signs of ethnic violence.

The government in Khartoum sent a delegation to the border but denied claims of human rights abuses.

Sudan’s civil war was one of the bloodiest in world history.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Ethnic Clashes Erupt In South Sudan”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.