Sudan Religious Leaders Hold Talks Aimed at Ending Intercommunal Fighting


With an eye toward ending intercommunal violence that killed dozens of people last month in Central Equatoria State, South Sudanese religious leaders and civil society activists have organized direct peace and reconciliation talks between various communities.

Some meetings already have taken place in rural villages of Terekeka County and included chiefs, women, youth, farmers, and cattle camp leaders.

Paul Ygugusuk, archbishop of the Central Equatoria province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan, blames a lack of clear laws on the movement of cattle and justice for victims of cattle raids for the increased violence in certain areas, particularly in Terekeka and Lainya counties.

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