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The Secretary General of the United Nations sends message of Solidarity to the People of South Sudan



The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has sent a message to the people of South Sudan expressing the solidarity of the United Nations and promising to do his best to end the conflict. The conflict started on December 15th as a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and his former Vice Riek Machar, and has now according to UN officials, killed thousands of people. Here is the message. RealAudioMP3
Meanwhile, the parish priest of St. Francis Parish in Bentiu city in Unity state, south Sudan, Fr. Joseph Makuey, has called for an end of violence. He said on Christmas day that the Church was deeply concerned about the crisis and asked the faithful pray for peace at this critical moment when innocent people are being killed and others are fleeing the violence. He warned the faithful against taking sides in the conflict and to refrain from tribal hatred, because all South Sudanese are God's children. Unity state is under the control of troops loyal to former Vice President, Riek Machar. When the killing of people of the Dinka ethnic group started in Bentiu, Fr. Makuey started transporting many of them secretly in his car to the United Nations mission in the area, where they would be assured of protection from youth belonging to the Nuer ethnic group.




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