Xenophobia in South Sudan, Sudanese Nationals Killed In Juba

Bodies of Nuer IDPs massacred by government allied militia in Bor on April, 2014(Photo: Nyamilepedia)

Bodies of Nuer IDPs massacred by government allied militia in Bor on April, 2014(Photo: Nyamilepedia)

April 17, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — At least two Sudanese nationals have been killed in South Sudan capital on Tuesday this week.

According to Col. James Monday Enoka, the Spokesman of South Sudan Police Service, an unknown number of gunmen attacked a compound inhabited by four Sudanese nationals in Gudele West area.

Monday confirms that two of the four Sudanese were instantly killed.

“The incident occurred on Tuesday at 4 am. The gunmen suspected to be gangs have entered into the residence of these people and killed them by using guns in Gudele West area. About four Sudanese were living in the same residence and unfortunately two of them were killed,” Monday said.

According to residents of Gudele, the four Sudanese were shopkeepers from Darfur region.

Within the last four months the death toll, targeting mostly foreigners in Juba, has increased.

A British aid worker, who worked as a senior director for Carter Center, was gunned down on February 17, 2014 by unknown gunmen.

Other cases, targeting Ugandan and Kenyan “bodabodas” [cyclists] and other businesspersons, are also on rise. A few cases targeting Eritrean and Ethiopians in South Sudan’s capital Juba, and Bor have also been reported.

In March this year, a rebel movement in Sudan’s Nuba Mountian, SPLM-North, threatened to present a petition to Juba for illegally detaining a senior commander, al-Hindi Ahmed Khalifa, and his colleagues. Gen. Khalifa died a few days later in prison from unknown sickness.

Both SPLM-N and Darfur’s JEM rebel groups are backing President Salva Kiir in South Sudan conflict.

Unlike in South Africa, the unknown fear and hatred in South Sudan is mostly political, targeting tribes or foreigners. Many observers believe that the attacks on both nationals and foreigners are linked to politic.

While the death of Sudanese nationals came a few days after Sudan bombed South Sudan’s Raja County in Western Bhar el Ghazal region, the death of British aid worker was linked to an attack on “Kawajaat” (white man) by South Sudanese politicians due to fear of sanctions and arms embargo.

Similar hate speech has led to an attack on UN Compound in Jonglei State’s capital, Bor, on 17th April, 2014.

More than 147 IDPs, mostly children and women from Nuer Ethnic group, were killed by heavily armed government allied militia, identified as “Bor youth”.

The attack was justified by South Sudan’s Minister of Information, Michael Makuei Lueth, who hails from Bor-Dinka and the recently sacked Minister of Interior and Wildlife Conservation, Aleu Ayieny Aleu, who argued that the IDPs are rebels. According to UNMISS about 86% of the IDPs are women and children.

Related Reports:

South Sudan: Carter Center’s Advisor Gunned Down by “Unidentified” Security Forces.

“These people (IDPs) are even lucky” Salva Kiir.

South Sudan IDPs Call For Reallocationg As War And Diseases Worsen!

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  13 comments for “Xenophobia in South Sudan, Sudanese Nationals Killed In Juba

  1. April 17, 2015 at 2:18 am

    North Sudanese Shopkeepers had never being killed or terrorized by nobody because they were well protected by Corrupts Old Sudan Officials in the South.

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  2. April 17, 2015 at 2:21 am

    What the point since North Sudanese Shopkeepers do what they want and Equatoria like them! They only send money back home and big cities like.

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  3. April 17, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Mr president kir the murderous and ethnicity based rule :
    It obvious that this murderous tribe is over taken by socio political development particularly economic,financial issue, the current political formation is far advanced their cultural values “and paradigm, there fore, the none dinka tribes, as well as foreigners will. By far experience a stagnant sociocultural whims from such a blood thlrsty tribe. However ‘nuer had known it already, that, the secession south sudan. From sudan will victimize the other tribes,though, it was unanimously vote by 90% of votes, now for you splm N and Darfurians “you cannot cry when the hungry lion turns its mouth to u because were seriously, involved in our affairs. aimlessly “for equarians, I cannot say any thing,because mandari are the only men who yes for right, and no for wrong people, capt Joseph Clement, thank you for sorting out good from bad, finally, hell for Salva and his cohorts long live Dr Riek Machar. President Rss

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  4. April 17, 2015 at 3:56 am

    The people whom they are fighting in inline to eliminate dr Machar force are dinka, not equatorians “regardless, of what they earn! Yet looting and killing day and nights by dinka wow shameful.

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  5. April 17, 2015 at 5:59 am

    In accordance with the Sudanese trades shopkeeper had bereft looted by Gelweng in the past two day.

    Stupid President had relegate his tribesmen ingesting people resources/ property on the nostalgically rule yet they mere pupitly murders them.
    Does he no who the people nor gaining era on innovative civilian’s produced resources? Is South Sudan under circumstances signify of international laws or claws country?

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    • Gueto
      April 17, 2015 at 7:27 am

      The wise people are careful to stay out of a trouble but stupid people are careless and acts too quickly(Proverbs 14>7)

      Those who were killed in Bor are looters of Maror market in Bor and white
      Army members looking for food in UNMISS camp not civilians.

      The real civilians were killed in1991here in Bor,Twice and Duk by nuers rebels soldiers as accepted by Rick Machar.

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      • Gueto
        April 17, 2015 at 7:49 am

        The wise people are careful to stay out of a trouble but stupid people are careless and acts too quickly(Correction-Proverbs 14;16)

        Those who were killed in Bor are looters of Maror market in Bor and white
        Army members looking for food in UNMISS camp not civilians.

        The real civilians were killed in1991here in Bor,Twice and Duk by nuers rebels soldiers as accepted by Rick Machar.

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  6. April 17, 2015 at 7:33 am

    My condolence to families of the deceased people. This coward attack on people that lives with us is shameful. The bombing of ss territory should be blame on failure by goss to secure it air space. The government should compensate the the families of the deceased.
    147 idp killed in bor.what a joke. UN have vividly stated that 53 civilians were killed in bor attack. So where did the writter get the figure of 147. Or as this website become centre for lies.

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  7. April 17, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Xenophobia is in the North and not in South Sudan because North Sudan wanted to change all Sudan to become Arabization.

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  8. April 17, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    If unimiss is concerning idps; let them relocate idps

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  9. April 18, 2015 at 3:19 am

    South Sudanese in general and Particularly Nuer and Equatorians need to wake up accept private sector or shopkeepers instead of officialism.

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  10. April 18, 2015 at 4:19 am

    South African were like South Sudanese,now South Africans begin to wake up because foreigners have occupied local shops,allow foreigners to invest,but not in large numbers.

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  11. April 18, 2015 at 5:51 am

    this dictator need to be overthrow by joined armies of south sudanese, if not people will continous suffering with curable disease.

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