South Sudan at Risk of Genocide

By Ceci Moran

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South Sudan Genocide

South Sudan became an independent state on July 9 2011. Since then, however, the county of South Sudan had been plagued with governmental corruption, inter-communal violence, fighting between the rebel militia and the government and the border conflicts with Sudan. The fighting in Jonglei, South Sudan has displaced tens of the thousands and cut off life-saving aid to more than 100,000 people.
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Why is South Sudan at risk of Genocide?

The reason South Sudan at risk of genocide is that the violence includes the abuses not only by the militias and the local tribes, but also by South Sudanese army officials. Additionally, South Sudan hosts some 222,000 refugees, the majority of the fleeing from the ongoing attacks by the government in Sudan's South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
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Background (History of What Led to the Point of the Genocide Risk)

The civil war between the north and the south of Sudan resulted in the deaths of an estimated two million people and to displaced an additional four million of people. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's forces not only directly by attacking the South but also manipulated tribal tensions to create internal of the conflict that still persists today.
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Current Info (The Groups That Are Against Each Other, What They Are Mad About, etc.)

South Sudan's independence, over one thousand people have been killed as a result of the ethnic violence in Jonglei and tens of the thousands more have been injured and displaced, with an estimated of 100,000 cut off from life-saving aid in July 2013.
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