Rebel activities intensifies in Eastern part of South Sudan

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November 14, 2012

Military and local officials in South Sudan are reporting of rebels attacking several villages in the oil-rich eastern part of the country. The attacks are hindering the efforts of the government to unearth the oil potentiality of the country by taking the support of Total of France and corporations from other countries. The attacks are mostly concentrated in the state of Jonglei.

The David Yau Yau militia is reported to have attacked Twic East county on November 14, 2012. The Army is deployed to pursue them. Reports say that the David Yau Yau militia with its 6000 strong men is marching in the Akobo East, Akobo West and Twic East counties.

United Nations reports say that 7000 armed men of the Lou Nuer tribe attacked Murle villages in the Pibor area in 2011 killing 900. The present Yau Yau recruitment of strong men and the march in villages suggest they are avenging an attack.

Some reports say that the Government of South Sudan has blamed its neighbor Sudan for supporting Yau Yau and other militias, a charge that Khartoum denies.


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