Registration / Login
text version
War and Peace

 Hot news

Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
Donbass blockade is finishing off Poroshenko and Akhmetov
If US throws Ukraine under the bus, will Moscow reciprocate?
Military Situation Remains Tense In Eastern Ukraine
Main page » News » View
Printable version
U.N. official says at least 50,000 dead in South Sudan war
03.03.16 10:31 Africa

At least 50,000 people have been killed in South Sudans two-year civil war, a senior United Nations official said on Wednesday, a five-fold increase in the death toll given by humanitarian agencies in the early months of the conflict.

A political dispute between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, sparked the war in December 2013, which has reopened ethnic fault lines between Kiirs Dinka and Machars Nuer people.

"Fifty thousand killed, maybe more, 2.2 million refugees and displaced, famine coming and looming in just a few months," the senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told a small group of reporters. He added that he saw little prospect of implementing an August peace deal.

The United Nations said last month that South Sudans warring parties are killing, abducting and displacing civilians and destroying property despite conciliatory rhetoric by Kiir and Machar.

After months of ineffective negotiations and failed ceasefires, both sides agreed in January to share positions in a transitional government, and last month Kiir reappointed Machar to his former post as vice president.

"Where are we on the implementation of the peace agreement? Nowhere," the senior U.N. official said. "We see violence spreading along ethnic lines in other parts of South Sudan which had been spared so far."

A U.N. panel that monitors the conflict in South Sudan for the Security Council stated in January that Kiir and Machar are still completely in charge of their forces and are therefore directly to blame for killing civilians.

U.N. peacekeepers are sheltering nearly 200,000 people at six protection sites in South Sudan.

Angola said last week it had proposed that the U.N. Security Council impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, but veto-power Russia has said it was opposed to such a move as it did not believe it would be helpful.

Last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Kiir and Machar would face individual sanctions if they did not deliver on the peace deal, warning of a "critical moment for South Sudans survival."

The conflict in South Sudan, whose 2011 secession from Sudan had long enjoyed the support of the United States, has torn apart the worlds youngest country.

 
 Orphus: ORPS

Archive
Forum

 Exclusiveread more rss

» Addition by Subtraction, (x, y)↦x−y
» Too Little, Too Late, will there be a Romanov ending for the Sudairi Seven?
» Week 21: When economic arguments end, the arms race begins
» Is Germany losing yet another world war?
» The Islamic State (ISIS) is Made in America: The Pentagon had Planned the Fall of Mosul and Ramadi in 2012
» Has Merkel Been Abandoned?
» The Islamic State and Chaos in the Greater Middle East
» Council on Foreign Relations Grand Strategy: China Must Be Defeated, The TPP Is Essential to Undermining China

 Newsread more rss

» Integrating the Army Into the US Approach to the Pacific
» Russian jets mistakenly bomb US-backed forces in Syria
» Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
» ISIS Changes Format of War in Iraq Using Partisan Methods
» Great Wall of the EU: China at the gates
» Donbass blockade is finishing off Poroshenko and Akhmetov
» Israel targeted under law passed to help 9/11 families sue Saudis
» Morocco threatens to cut EU ties if farm deal flounders

 Reportsread more rss

» The Cowardice of Aung San Suu Kyi
» EU Steps Up The Pace For Cashless Society In 2017/18
» Islamic States Khorasan Province, 2 Years on
» Can Afghanistans Economy Rebound in 2017?
» Trump triumphed due to downward mobility
» Americas Secret African Drone War Against the Islamic State
» Putin Goes Ballistic In Syria, Obliterates The USAs Secret Mideast Strategy
» Grassroots Fascism: The War Experience of the Japanese People

 Commentariesread more rss

» Moscows wriggle room shrinking vis-à-vis Trump
» The $2 Trillion Gamble That Saudi Arabia Cannot Win
» Frances election in total chaos for the mainstream
» If US throws Ukraine under the bus, will Moscow reciprocate?
» Russian Mercenaries In Syria And Around The World
» Did Bayer AG do a Sly Deal on Glyphosate with EU Commission?
» The road to democracy
» Why Pakistan let out a Top Secret

 Analysisread more rss

» The bankers and the euro
» The cancer of bankers
» Will Trump Destroy the Euro?
» The magic of bankers
» Pakistan and China: Dont Fear Chabahar Port
» South Africas Opposition See Eye to Eye with Trump
» Rex Tillerson and the Myths, Lies and Oil Wars to Come
» Incipient Hybrid War in South Central Africa and Mozambique
 
text version 2006-2017 Inca Group "War and Peace"