Peace Agreement in Jonglei Signed by Pres. Kiir and Tribal Chiefs

Amid the turmoil between Sudan and South Sudan and the crisis the border states, South Sudan has been facing its own crisis in Jonglei state. Fighting between the Murle, Lou Nuer, and Dinka tribes has seen hundreds dead and tens of thousands displaced. Cattle raids and even the theft of children by the Murle, in whose tradition this is a long standing practice, and large scale retaliation by the larger Lou Nuer and Dinka, have brought the tribes to the brink of all out war. The peace agreement was signed by the paramount chiefs of Jonglei’s six ethnic communities and was witnessed by Pres. Salva Kiir according to the report by the Sudan Tribune. The Governor of Jonglei state, Kuol Manyang, hailed the agreement as a major step toward achieving peace between the tribes.

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