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South Sudan civil war inquiry details torture and forced cannibalism
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South Sudan civil war inquiry details torture and forced cannibalism

by the First Source News MediaOctober 28, 2015

African Union investigation finds evidence of atrocities, including rape and mutilation, committed against civilians

A new report has laid bare the scale of the atrocities committed during South Sudan’s 22-month civil war, detailing cases of rape, torture, mutilation and instances of forced cannibalism.

The report, from the African Union (AU), also disputes the government’s claim that the conflict began after the country’s former vice-president, Riek Machar, attempted a coup against President Salva Kiir in December 2013. The resulting violence has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced more than 2 million, and prompted fears of a famine.

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