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Disgruntled soldiers loot market in Juba


On 23.4.2017.Juba. There was a higher than normal presence of armed vehicles and security forces in some parts of Juba including the Dr Garang Memorial square, Munuki, and the area around Customs. It was also reported that disgruntled soldiers had engaged in stealing and looting in markets and shops, and robbing the local population. It appears that the combination of factors pointed to what was in reality a protest by soldiers at their current predicament of months of non-payment of salaries. This type of behaviour by government troops does not bode well for the coming weeks when set in the context of ever increasing prices and rapid devaluation of the SSP.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 02:00
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