Dozens killed as vi­o­lence flares in Wau

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Dozens of people have been killed and more than 120,000 dis­placed from their homes in a wave of fight­ing in Wau, one of South Su­dan’s largest cities, al­most a year af­ter a peace agree­ment was signed to bring an end to civil war in the coun­try.

Clashes be­tween the Su­dan People’s Lib­er­a­tion Army (SPLA) and mem­bers of the Fer­tit tribe be­gan on June 24, say sources in the city. The SPLA is pre­dom­i­nantly made up of mem­bers of the Dinka tribe, the largest in the coun­try.

At least 43 people were killed in the fight­ing, ac­cord­ing to a gov­ern­ment state­ment on June 28.

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