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New fighting prompts fear of genocide in South Sudan

July 11, 2016

Church leaders in South Sudan have warned there is a "risk of genocide," and asked for international intervention to guard against the danger, the Fides news service reports.

Citing a source who was identified "for security reasons," Fides says that heavy fighting has broken out in Juba, the capital of the newly independent African nation. The fighting-- which pits supporters of President Salva Kiir against those loyal to Vice President Riek Machar-- has caused destruction throughout Juba and in a nearby UN refugee camp. 

 
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