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Lakes State Disarmament Effort An Early Success

Cattle in Warrap State South Sudan (file photo 2009)

1,000 guns handed in by cattle herders in first week of program aimed at ending the deadly cycle of livestock raids and tribal violence

South Sudan’s Lakes State began a disarmament exercise on September 9 in all eight of its counties. This initiative is part of a concerted three-month effort to get weapons out of the hands of livestock herders and bring an end to the cattle raiding that claims dozens of lives in the state each year.

VOA’s Manyang David Mayar interviews the Lakes State governor to learn more. Please click on the link below, or in the top right corner, to hear his report.