The Unrest That Ran in South Sudan!

November 13, 2011 at 1:50 AM (curious research, current news, historic review, late night studies, political atmosphere, social opinion)

As with any new start, gaining stability usually can present some levels of trouble.  Earth’s most recently created nation, South Sudan, is experiencing the drama that can accompany a sudden beginning.  It seems that this country is dealing with an explosive start!

At the end of last week, a refugee region of the nation was bombed.  An area called Yida, which is a refugee camp within South Sudan, was attacked by The Sudan People’s Armed Forces.  No one has yet to confirm as to whether or not anyone was killed, as there is disagreement about how many, or if any, people died.  However, four bombs fell, with one that did not explode, and one or more leaving a six-feet-wide pit.  The bomb that did not go off was compressed between a school building, as people nearby heard explosions when a white airplane flew overhead.

The Signature Antonov Bombers of The Sudan People’s Armed Forces are believed to be behind the bombings.  One of the explosives landed in a schoolyard, and it was the one that did not detonate.  Two bombs went off at the outer areas of the refugee camp, and a third bomb exploded near a landing field where refugees received supplies from United Nations workers.

The Yida refugee camp holds over 2,000 people whom have been without homes, after the fighting between Sudan and South Sudan began.  Yida is located within South Sudan, situated in Unity State.  The camp contains an additional 10,000 people from South Kordofan, Sudan, all of whom have had to locate new homes because of the battles.  The United Nations Refugee Agency estimates that more people will be added to these numbers because additional refugees will be searching for safe areas to live.  However, Yida is not viewed as safe because it is a mere seven miles from the border with Sudan.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has stated that his nation will not begin retaliatory actions.  He made this announcement after the attack that occurred this past Tuesday, as he said that seven people were killed.  However, a response to the attacks from today has not been made, which did happen shortly after President Kiir participated in a press conference on his nation’s associations with Sudan.

Sudan has been involved with internal warfare since the late 1950’s.  South Sudan officially seceded from Sudan on July 9, after decades of fighting.  The South Sudanese population officially agreed upon a cecession with a ninety-nine percent approval vote, which occurred this past January.  President Kiir has rebuked announcements from Sudan, claiming that nation has bombed the South Sudan region of Guffa, and that seven people were killed.  Representatives from The United States are continuing to condemn the fighting, as Sudan has made a formal complaint to The United Nations, stating that South Sudan is attempting to initiate a border war.

Southern Sudanese President Salva Kiir

Salva Kiir

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