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Trade losses from S. Sudan conflict estimated at 50 million SDG: merchant

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January 13, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese merchants in South Sudan’s Malakal and Bor towns have lost an estimated 50 million pounds (SDG) as a result of the ongoing conflict, which led to widespread destruction and looting of properties.

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Bor market in South Sudan’s Jonglei state (ST)

Ahmed Awad al-Seed, a Sudanese trader in Malakal, said in press statements that Malakal’s grand market was fully destroyed, saying 100 shops belonging to Sudanese merchants were completely burned and looted.

He estimated each shop’s loss at 500,000 pounds, adding that foreign traders who also lost their properties had fled town, while Sudanese merchants in Bor were also affected by the conflict.

However, Al-Seed said that Sudanese merchants in Juba were in a relatively betetr position, having not been as badly affected as their compatriots in Malakal and Bor.

The total number of merchants impacted by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan is estimated at 2,000, particularly in areas which witnessed armed clashes between the two conflicting parties.

Conflict erupted in South Sudan in med-December after fighting among a group of soldiers in the capital, Juba. The violence quickly spread to several states, cleaving the nation along the ethnic faultline of former vice-president-turned rebel leader Riek Machar’s Nuer and president Salva Kiir’s Dinka.

An analyst from the International Crisis Group (ICG) was quoted by the New York Times last Friday as saying nearly 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict. In December, the United Nations put the death toll at about 1,000.

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  • 14 January 2014 07:22, by Marco Bul

    Wealth is always announced when it is damaged.Hahaha
    The Greater Upper Nile will be Little Upper Nile in the near future

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    • 14 January 2014 12:35, by Hardlinner

      Marco, what would you expect from people that lack IQ to reason. This is the type of leadership that riek want to lead south sudanese into.there is nothing u can expect from greedy riek who put leadership ahead of civilians lives. Riek kind in most of other tribes in south sudan don’t earn any support from his tribe men. It is in nuer land where u find people following visionless leader.

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      • 14 January 2014 18:44, by Joseph Canada

        THE NOTION THAT RIEK IS GREEDY IS NOT TRUE. IF RIEK IS GREEDY HOW ABOUT THOSE OTHER 11 ARE THEY GREEDY TOO YOU YOU JUST LOST YOUR MIND? IF YOU LISTEND TO THE LAST CONFERENCE THE DAY BEFORE THE FIGHT YOU WILL REALLY KNOW ABOUT IT. WHY DON’T YOU JUST GO TO YOUTUBE AND LISTEND TO IT YOURSELF? WHAT THEY SAY IS THE WAY THE LEADERSHIP NEED TO BE. OPEN YOUR EYES MY FRIEND UNLESS YOU ARE ONE OF THETHIEVS

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