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South Sudan gunmen abduct 8 foreign and local workers: U.N

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July 4, 2017 (JUBA) - Unknown gunmen abducted eight foreign and local workers outside a United Nations protection of civilian site in the South Sudanese capital, but released them two days later.

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Aid workers and civilians arrive from Juba to Entebbe airport in Uganda, Wednesday, July, 13, 2016.(AP Photo)

The U.N. mission in South Sudan said workers of a private company contracted to a non-governmental entity were seized on Friday while drilling water and released on Sunday.

Their release followed negotiations involving the country’s security services.

The abduction of aid workers depicts the level of insecurity aid workers in the young nation face while doing humanitarian work.

More than 80 aid workers have been killed in South Sudan’s civil war and millions of citizens displaced by the fighting in the war-torn nation, recent U.N figures show.

Over 200,000 people have sought shelter at the U.N due to the fighting in South Sudan.

South Sudan was plunged into conflict in December 2013 as the rivalry between Kiir and his then-Vice President, Riek Machar, turned into a civil war. The fighting, which has often been along ethnic lines, triggered Africa’s worst refugee crisis, with over three million people fleeing their home.

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  • 4 July 2017 21:32, by Kush Natives

    Aid always assumed that South Sudan is a part of western hemisphere, That’s why they carelessly entered into South Sudan territory without proper authorization. The government is busy fighting rebels and those unknown agencies are busy sneaking in South Sudan. No one against any foreigners in South Sudan, but they should obtain an authorized documents.

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    • 4 July 2017 21:41, by Kush Natives

      >> to minimize confusion, they MUST start government’s attention of they’re heading within the country, so that authorities safeguard their travels. Otherwise everything they do will definitely undermine their security. Aid workers are escorted by the government security forces in any country they’re assigned. Second, they’d drill anywhere they chosen, because we don’t trust these guys.

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      • 4 July 2017 21:45, by Kush Natives

        They could turned that drilling water into a gold mining. We all well a head with their dirty tactic.

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    • 5 July 2017 14:40, by Midit Mitot

      Let us get hope if the Services Power Looters More (SPLM) would manage to reunited, then all these mess could stop.

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  • 4 July 2017 21:35, by john akeen

    Stop lying

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    • 4 July 2017 21:35, by john akeen

      Stop lying

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    • 4 July 2017 21:43, by john akeen

      Stop lying

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    • 4 July 2017 21:43, by john akeen

      Stop lying

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      • 4 July 2017 21:45, by john akeen

        All to Rebels stop posting lies comments OK

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        • 5 July 2017 08:15, by Theallseeingeye

          Kush Natives
          don’t surprise, thats just a typical Jienge bullshit habit (doesn’t has anything valuable in brain to write yet keeps clinging on something silly). just look at uncle Kiir! the guy never went to school, he doesn’t even know to deliver a mediocre speech, just messing things up and down...

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      • 4 July 2017 21:47, by Kush Natives

        john akeen,
        What’s up with your keyboard? Did you meant writing all these or device froze?

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        • 5 July 2017 02:51, by john akeen

          Mr. Kush Natives

          I just got tired of liars man. Do you know how many things is being killing our people? well I can give you a few names of things that being killing us.

          1- Riek Machar his killing our people for position.
          2- sickness it’s been killing our people.
          3- because of position, there are some individuals they are killing our people.

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          • 5 July 2017 03:11, by john akeen

            4- lies it’s being killing our people.
            5- Sudan tribune it’s being killing our people with lies news.
            6- unknown gunman are killing our people.
            7- UN or white man are killing our people with sanctions Treat.
            8- Bad comments in the media it’s being killing our people.
            9- Tribalism it’s being killing our people.

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            • 5 July 2017 03:35, by john akeen

              At the end it is not our president responsibility alone, it is all of us responsibility as South Sudanese people to take care of this dangerous things, but first we need to stop following liars and the fake newses, we need to look at ourselves, we need to be one nation and I think that is the important one that we really need to be

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              • 5 July 2017 03:56, by john akeen

                and also we need to continue on telling our brothers that who are in the bushes and the UN camp that we need to change our lifestyle because we’re not in the arab hands anymore. I want some black americans or any other black man or women to lie to the other people that they are from South Sudan, but they are not South Sudanese

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                • 5 July 2017 04:51, by Kush Natives

                  Ok I see,
                  But these heartless rebels have got a strong hold in here, but trust no one, will defeat them 1/1 no matter how many devices they have in their mom houses. Like I always repeats, Riek Machar will remained in their smoky brains as a history. Will clean up South Sudan till bushes remained only for grasses and its nature.

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          • 5 July 2017 07:26, by Bilpam- 2

            Dear Akeen,

            You are wrong by pointing your dirty finger to others while leaving Kiir(the world’s most stupid president) here with you.All the stupid words you always give to Kiir are the same words that destroy our country.

            Alielun ku laay ke buoth kah Juba yien jaang.

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  • 4 July 2017 22:10, by Fair Man

    All peace lovers
    Just don’t ignore this abduction. It’s the work of the rebels from within the government. All who do these stupid shits are against national dialogue. Juba International Airport and all surrounding have all those thugs deployed in name of Government but in fact they are for rebels. Wake up Airport and National Security to ensure that all deployed are under clear orders. Peace!

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  • 5 July 2017 02:16, by Mangar

    ’’Their release followed negotiations involving the country’s security services’’. That mean the security services knows the identity of these ’unknown gunmen’ or worse they are the unknown gunmen themselves.
    Sad nation.

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  • 5 July 2017 02:37, by gatkhor Nueri

    several time I have told you that,there is no Government in juba,those who are there they all theft,sorry for the Government of Kleptocracy.

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    • 5 July 2017 04:58, by Kush Natives

      gatkhor Nueri,
      You need to fix your English first, that way we’re able to remember what you told us before. How could we remember trash bags? All we remember trash bags is name "Jieeng and Riek" other that nothing. The only viable alternative option for you is to go back to Gambella and claim your citizenship as a slave Ethiopian, your nothing here. You get me?

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      • 5 July 2017 08:09, by Theallseeingeye

        Mangar
        you r definitely right bro, who does know the the envy of Jienge organize forces toward the NGOs, they conceals there identity as unknown gunmen then detain and harass and threaten the life of NGOs personnel because they presume they have $. its obvious the Gov doesn’t like NGOs hence denial of humanitarian access, looting of WFP warehouse, train hotel rape, killing of WFP staffs in Wau .

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  • 5 July 2017 15:56, by Mike Charlie MC

    Why government of South Sudan always turn his eye on Humanitarian workers,,, connected to NSS mean they have been tortures ,,, Damn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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