South Sudan | Continued conflict between the country’s factions heaps misery on war-weary residents
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/19/16, 11:03 am
South Sudan’s opposition leader and former vice president, Riek Machar, has fled to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, a spokesman said yesterday. The UN confirmed it assisted in his departure. Machar’s exit comes weeks after renewed fighting led to increased human rights abuses in the war-torn country.
Machar crossed the border into Congo after a failed attempt to assassinate him, according to spokesman Mabior Garang. After stopping briefly in Kinshasa, Machar plans to travel on to Ethiopia, Garang said.