Enough Project Urges U.S. Government to Act on Violence in South Sudan

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from The Center for American Progress,

On December 15, violent clashes erupted on the streets of Juba, South Sudan’s capital city. While the details surrounding the spark of the violence are unclear, it is already apparent that these clashes have the potential to destabilize the entire country. Serious fighting rocked Juba for three consecutive nights, a 6pm-6am curfew is in force, movement is severely restricted, and reportedly at least eleven senior party officials, including Pagan Amum, have been detained by state security services. More than 20,000 people have sought shelter in the U.N. mission’s compounds in Juba, and at least 500 killed and many more wounded.

Watch Sudan and South Sudan Policy Analyst Akshaya Kumar speak about the unfolding issue on Al Jazeera English:

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