UK: South Sudan killings amount to genocide
April 13, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— The killings and atrocities going on in South Sudan amount to a genocide, Britain’s Development Minister Priti Patel has said.
She was speaking to journalists in Uganda after travelling from a visit to South Sudan.
It’s tribal, it’s absolutely tribal, so on that basis it’s genocide.”
The civil war, which broke out in December 2013, has taken on an increasingly ethnic dimension.
UN adviser on the prevention of genocide Adama Dieng has in the past said the situation in the country has the “potential for genocide”.
More than three million people have been uprooted by the fighting.
Recent fighting in the towns of Wau and Pajok creating more refugees.
South Sudan’s Information Minister Michael Makuei called Mr Patel’s comments as “unfortunate and misleading”, the AFP news agency quotes him as saying.