Torn between army and rebels, S.Sudan refugees speak out

Newly arrived refugees from South Sudan queue to be registered at Kuluba Reception Centre, north of the Ugandan capital KampalaSouth Sudanese refugees in Uganda have described being forced to flee soaring ethnic violence at the hands of the South Sudanese army while avoiding forced conscription into rebel forces. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the world’s newest country since renewed fighting broke out in the South Sudanese capital in July following the collapse of a peace deal between the government and rebel forces. In the western town of Yei, units of South Sudan’s army are using machetes to kill people accused of joining armed rebel groups, according to those who have recently fled the region.

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