South Sudan on the brink of genocide

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http://www.9news.com.au/world/2016/12/15/04/38/s-sudan-on-the-brink-of-genocide-un

World powers can stop a “Rwanda-like” genocide in South Sudan if they immediately deploy a 4000-strong protection force across the country and set up a court to prosecute atrocities, the head of a UN human rights commission says.

Africa’s newest nation plunged into civil war in December 2013 after a long-running feud between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, exploded into violence, often along ethnic lines.

“South Sudan stands on the brink of an all-out ethnic civil war, which could destabilise the entire region,” commission chief Yasmin Sooka told an emergency session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Fighting was expected to escalate again now that the dry season had started, she said. Gang rape was happening on an “epic” scale, she added, citing cases of women being raped at a UN site in the capital Juba within sight of UN peacekeepers.

Washington and other powers called the one-day meeting after Sooka’s commission reported this month that ethnic cleansing was already taking place in South Sudan, which only seceded from Sudan in 2011.

Sooka’s comparison with Rwanda referred to the killing of some 800,000 people in three months of ethnic violence there in 1994.

Kiir has denied there is any ethnic cleansing and South Sudan’s ambassador at the council, Kuol Alor Kuol Arop, said his country saw no need for the special session.

International pressure, including the threat of sanctions, has so far failed to halt the fighting in an oil-producing country at the heart of a fragile region that includes Sudan, Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo.

The warring sides agreed to set up a court backed by the African Union in 2015, but one has not appeared.

South Sudan’s government has said it will allow a 4000-strong regional protection force to bolster the UN’s existing peacekeeping mission.

But it has also not arrived and Sooka said there were fears it would not operate beyond Juba.

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“World powers can stop a “Rwanda-like” genocide in South Sudan if they immediately deploy a 4000-strong protection force across the country and set up a court to prosecute atrocities”

let the “peacekeepers” in is the cry from the UN..

“International pressure, including the threat of sanctions, has so far failed to halt the fighting in an oil-producing country at the heart of a fragile region that includes Sudan, Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo.”

destabilized african nations are easy to manipulate and use..

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