In This Issue:

- South Sudan

- United States – Africa Relations

- North Africa

- East Africa

- West Africa

- Sub-Saharan Africa

- General Africa News

- Excerpt from South Sudan:

On April 17th, dozens of civilians were killed when a group of roughly 350 armed youths stormed the United Nations (U.N.) base in Bor, South Sudan, and opened fire. Peacekeepers for the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) returned fire and eventually repelled the attackers, but claimed the attack was unprovoked. The U.N. base in Bor is currently providing refugee to 5,000 displaced South Sudanese civilians.

On April 17th, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a statement strongly condemning the mob of armed civilians who attacked civilians and peacekeepers at the U.N. mission base in Bor. Secretary-General Ban expressed condolences for those killed and wounded in the attack and reminded the perpetrators that any attack on U.N. peacekeepers constitutes a war crime. In addition, Secretary-General Ban called on the South Sudanese Government to take immediate steps to help ensure the safety of all the UNMISS protection sites throughout the country.

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Topics:  Africa, DOD, DOE, Sudan, U.S. Treasury, United Nations, US Trade Policies

Published In: Civil Rights Updates, Criminal Law Updates, Elections & Politics Updates, International Trade Updates

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