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Author: Adam OBrien

More on Violence in Jonglei

The recent violence in Jonglei which killed more than 750 in southern Sudan appears to be the continuation of inter-clan cattle raiding that has long plagued the beleaguered state. The current episodes of violence are mainly clashes between the Murle and Lou Nuer in the wake of yet another botched disarmament process. It points to the systemic underdevelopment in most of southern Sudan and the weakness of state administration and security forces. Jonglei has been one of the most unstable states in the South since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed. It is a massive state with no infrastructure, a ...
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