South Sudan’s civil war threatens the livelihood – and possibly the existence – of the Shilluk ethnic group. The UN has warned of government-driven ethnic cleansing in the Upper Nile region. DW's Simona Foltyn reports from Kodok.
A top general in the South Sudanese armed forces has stepped down in response to alleged atrocities by the government. The conflict has left tens of thousands dead, with the UN warning of "all-out ethnic civil war."
The UK secretary of state for international development has said that the violence in South Sudan amounted to genocide along tribal lines. Priti Patel's comments came after she visited the country earlier in April.
Fresh clashes have erupted around Malakal in South Sudan’s oil-producing northern region. Both government troops and fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar are blaming each other for the violence.
UN human rights experts told journalists Friday that "ethnic cleansing" was under way in South Sudan. President Salva Kiir strongly denied the allegations.
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