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UN rights chief blames South Sudan army for killings, rape

The UN's top human rights official criticised South Sudanese government troops for ethnically targeted killings and rapesThe UN’s top human rights official on Thursday blamed South Sudanese government troops for ethnically targeted killings and rapes committed in renewed fighting in the capital in early July and beyond. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said people of Nuer origin were specifically targeted by troops loyal to President Salva Kiir, who is from the Dinka ethnic group. Days of clashes that broke out on July 7 have led 60,000 South Sudanese to flee the country, mainly into neighbouring Uganda.

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