Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Ex-general of South Sudan forms rebel group

A disaffected South Sudanese army general who quit his position last month announced on Monday that he had formed a new anti-government rebel group, underscoring mounting resistance to the rule of incumbent president Salva Kiir
Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, formerly deputy head of logistics, resigned after he accused Kiir of turning the country's military into a "tribal army."
The military, police and other security branches, he said, heavily recruited from among the Dinka, Kiir's tribe.
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