UN: South Sudan violence kills at least 800 in 2011

April 13, 2011 23:23


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JUBA, Sudan - More than 800 people have been killed this year in a rise in violence in south Sudan before its independence in July, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

This year 151 incidents across nine of the south's ten states have killed 801 people and displaced nearly 94,000 more, according to the United Nations. The violence had also crippled development.

outhern Sudanese voted to separate from the north in a January referendum, promised to them as part of a 2005 peace accord which ended decades of civil war in Sudan. The war claimed some two million lives and destabilised much of the region.

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