Number of South Sudanese killed in Sudan protests rise to 10

Sudanese protesters (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

January 20th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The number of South Sudanese nationals killed in the ongoing Sudan anti-government protests have risen from five (5) last week to ten (10) this week, a South Sudanese activist have said.

Sudan descended into anti-government violent protests on December 19th last year calling for end to President Omar Al-Bashir’s 30 year old rule. Over one hundred people have been killed according to activist while the government put the death toll below 50.

Speaking to the Eye Radio on Saturday, Achol Malong Deng, a Khartoum based South Sudanese human rights activist, said five South Sudan nationals have been killed in most recent weeks with some meeting their fate in the capital Khartoum.

“One of them was in Babanosa, three in Khartoum here and one in Omdurman,” adding that one of her relative was among the deceased saying “She died because she was caught by tear gas and she had asthma and high blood pressure.”

South Sudan’s foreign ministry warned early this month South Sudanese living in Sudan to stay away from the ongoing situation in Sudan asserting that it is an internal issue that is being done by the Sudanese.