At least 29 people die as South Sudan clans clash over Nile island

JUBA (dpa)- At least 29 people were killed in South Sudan on Thursday when two rival clans clashed over ownership of an island in the Nile river, the coordinator for the area told dpa.
The early-morning clash also left nearly 20 people injured, Joseph Deng Mawaat said.

The clans involved stem from the states of Eastern Lakes and Jonglei. Both claim ownership of the island, which is strategic as a docking site for boats.
Tribal clashes are common in the East African country, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011. An ensuing civil war left hundreds of thousands dead and millions of people displaced.

Thursday, December 5th 2019

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