This Week in South Sudan – Week 45

Monday 7 November

  • Kenyan aid workers who allegedly were arrested in Akobo, Jonglei State, by SPLM (IO) field commanders and governors have been released. The reported number of released aid workers varies between 25-75.
  • Ten civilians were wounded in an attack by unknown gunmen, assumedly attempting to target SPLA soldiers in Bentiu, Unity State.

Tuesday 8 November

Wednesday 9 November

Thursday 10 November

  • Several people have been killed and wounded during renewed fighting in several places across the country between government and opposition forces, including in Zaket Upper Nile State, as well as Yambio and Ezo county in Western Equatoria State.

Friday 11 November

  • According to a Deutsche Welle interview with the UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, South Sudan is at a “strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines, with the potential for genocide”.
  • Security officials closed Eye Radio in Juba, a popular South Sudanese radio station set up with USAID backing.

Saturday 12 November

  • At least 22 people were reported killed and 41 others wounded in inter-clan clashes between two sections of the Pakam community in Rumbek North County, Lakes State.

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