Home | News    Tuesday 14 January 2014

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

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

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.

JPEG - 47 kb
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.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 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

    repondre message

    • 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.

      repondre message

      • 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

        repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Is Riek Machar a sinner or a winner? 2016-05-25 22:49:54 By Manyang David Mayar Last Sunday, Riek Machar boldly walked to the alter at St. Emanuel Parish, a church mainly of Dinka-Bor congregation, and got hold of the microphone and started to speak. (...)

Hassan al-Turabi: praying to the state 2016-05-25 14:02:25 By Magdi El Gizouli Death ended Hassan al-Turabi’s long political career last March in the most suitable of places. Hassan collapsed in his office in the headquarters of the Popular Congress (...)

Shilluk and its Dinka neighbours 2016-05-23 18:20:45 By Jwothab Othow Shilluk People in front of an Imperial Airways Aircraft - Malakal circa 1936Shilluk People in front of an Imperial Airways Aircraft - Malakal circa 1936 Sudan Tribune website (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudanese students, activists are at risk of torture: HRW 2016-05-25 14:40:51 Human Rights Watch Sudan: Students, Activists at Risk of Torture Free Detainees; Investigate Abuses (Nairobi, May 25, 2016) – Sudanese national security officials have detained dozens of (...)

South Sudan: Civilians Killed, Tortured in Western Region 2016-05-24 22:01:01 Human Rights Watch For Immediate Release South Sudan: Civilians Killed, Tortured in Western Region Provide Justice for Army Abuses in Western Regions (Nairobi, May 24, 2016) – South Sudanese (...)

Open Letter to President Salva Kiir and 1st Vice President Dr. Riek Machar 2016-04-18 12:36:12 South Sudan Women United April 15, 2016 Your Excellencies: South Sudan Women United writes to congratulate you both on the steps you are taking towards ending violence in South Sudan and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2016 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.