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Today’s Survivors May Be Tomorrow’s “Enemies”

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“More than 10,000 people have died and 1.5 million are displaced in South Sudan’s current violent conflict amidst the destructive rhetoric of rivals President Salva Kiir and former President Riek Machar. UNICEF reported that 9,000 children have been recruited or abducted as child soldiers by both sides. Alongside the report, 23-year-old Ring Placido describes his experience as a former member of the South Sudanese children’s battalion, “Nyony,” at the age of six: “’I was very frightened and upset to be taken from my mother … But I could not show fear or sadness, because they would have beaten me. I had no choice but to become one of them.’””

Author: Ibrahim Bahati
Published in: Counter Punch, Huntington News, Las Vegas Informer, The Times of Earth, Pagosa Daily Post, The Portland Alliance, Sierra County Prospect
Date: July 28,30,31,August 1,2,6,2014

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