An ethnic-cleansing campaign by the government threatens to empty South Sudan
Publisher: Harper's Magazine
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22983
Reporter Nick Turse provides a first hand acount of his time spent covering a refugee crisis in Southern Sudan, where the government's Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) is committing atrocities that include mass rape, mutilation, torture, and the burning down of villages.
In his heart, Simon Yakida knew he was digging his own grave. A few days earlier, clashes between government troops and rebel forces near Bamurye, Yakida's village in South Sudan, had left three soldiers dead. Now the local military commander stood before him, gesturing at one of the bodies. He told Yakida, "Killing you is payback for this soldier."