Uncertainty Looms as South Sudan Ex-general Forms Rebellion Faction to Oust Govt

Uncertainty looms in South Sudan as ex-general reportedly forms a rebellion group aimed at ousting Kiir’s government.

Cirilo Swaka, formerly the army's number two resigned amid accusations he supported rebel groups fighting the government despite being the army’s number two.

General Cirilo Swaka on Monday announced the formation of a new rebel faction meant to oust the current government of the world’s youngest nation.

The General after stepping down accused the government of ethnic bias and corruption and subsequently formation of the new rebel faction.

Swaka said his newly formed National Salvation Front (NAS) has no choice but to fight the woes that have badly tarnished the image of South Sudan vowing to restore law and order.

“To restore sanity and normalcy in our country, Kiir must go, he must vacate the office without further bloodshed,” he said in a press release.

South Sudan plunged into civil war in December 2013, and then in 2015 after peace deal failed. The crisis left tens of thousands killed and more than 1.5 million refugees.

Swaka’s rebel group might trigger another crisis in a country that has faced many challenges.

 

 

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