Keeping the Peace in Juba (The Mantle)

ImageReading the various reports coming out of South Sudan this week, it is still difficult to be sure what exactly happened and what this outbreak of violence means for the future of the country. It remains to be seen whether this was a plotted coup attempt, or a retaliatory response that has escalated. What we do know is that in the country’s capital city of Jubaapproximately 500 were killed and over 700 were injured in a matter of a few days. Further, nearly 20,000 civilians have sought refuge on the compounds of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Read more…

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