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Eastern Equatoria Tribal Clashes


SIX PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND SCORES INJURED THIS WEEK IN MAGWI COUNTY OF EASTERN EQUATORIA STATE. TRIBAL CLASHES ERUPTED AMONG YOUTH GROUPS IN MOGALI VILLAGE THE AREA THIS WEEK. THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF EASTERN EQUATORIA STATE NARITISIO NATUKE SAYS THE CAUSE OF THE FIGHTING IS OVER LAND DISPUTE AROUND AME JUNCTION. NATUKE IS BLAMING POLITICIANS FROM THE MAADI AND THE ACHOLI COMMUNITIES FOR MOBILIZING THEIR YOUTH TO FIGHT DESPITE HIS GOVERNMENT EFFORTS TO ADDRESS THE SITUATION. HE SPOKE TO ME FROM TORIT THIS AFTERNOON AND BEGAN BY EXPLAINING THE EVENTS THAT LED TO THE CONFLICT

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