Foreigners evacuated from South Sudan amid increasing factional violence

Posted on December 19, 2013 • Filed under: Africa, Conflicts, Tourist Warning, Tourists Rescued

Canada.com reports that less than three years after its creation, the world’s newest country is beginning to fracture along ethnic lines in violence that has killed hundreds of people. What could come next, some warn, is ethnic cleansing. South Sudan’s numerous ethnic groups have battled each other for decades, but for years their animosity was united in hatred of the government in Khartoum, Sudan, the country’s former capital. When the south gained independence in 2011, the groups’ common enemy receded, exposing the fault lines — this week, even among the presidential guard. Read article

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