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Bishop Taban Paride: the Conflict in South Sudan is a result of Greed

The retired Bishop of Torit in South Sudan, the Rt. Rev. Paride Taban, has described the current fighting in the country between President Salva Kiir and his former vice Riek Machar, as a result of a political struggle over power and material gain. Speaking on Monday from Juba, he said since independence in July 2011, the country has witnessed corruption among some of its political leaders who are in positions of responsibility to satisfy their own interests. He condemned the act of turning a power struggle between two men into an ethnic conflict. Meanwhile, as many foreigners flee the fighting in South Sudan, religious missionaries serving in the country have said they would not be leaving because they are prepared to suffer with the common people at this critical moment in the history of their young country.


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