Crime in South Sudan
Insecurity remains to be a major problem for the Republic of South Sudan despite a peace deal with Khartoum after it became independent on July 9, 2011.
March 3, 2012
At least 30 people were dead and 15 injured in a clash between youth of Lou Nuer and Murle ethnic groups in Nyirol county. The attackers were cattle-rustling members of the Murle ethnic group. Nyirol County commissioner Kuach Duoth claimed that the Sudan People's Liberation Army were informed about the assault but they refused to intervene.
February 2, 2012
Eight bombs hit South Kordofan which destroyed two Heiban Bible College buildings and ignited grass fires across the area. The bombs were dropped on the first day of classes of a bible school backed by American evangelist Franklin Graham. According to a statement, no one was injured. The bible group said that at least four churches were destroyed in bombing incidents since August last year. "We are deeply concerned for the welfare and lives of the people of South Kordofan and we condemn the bombing of churches and Christian facilities," said Graham.
December 22, 2011
Rumbek East Commissioner, David Marial Gumke tells Parliament of Lakes state that cattle raids have killed at least 249 and injured 319 since January 2011. More than 17,000 cattle was stolen in the year.