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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is asked to assist in reconciliation efforts between feuding communities in the Nimule area

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 The United Nations Mission in South Sudan UNMISS is asked to assist in reconciliation efforts between feuding communities in the Nimule area
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is asked to assist in reconciliation efforts between feuding communities in the Nimule area

1 Following a long period of unrest and violence between herders and farmers in and around Nimule in Magwi County, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) recently made another visit to the area.

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2 The internally displaced used the opportunity to request the assistance of the world body to achieve reconciliation so that the communities affected by the conflict can begin to live together in peace.

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3 “We are open and would welcome a peace conference.

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4 What happened, happened, now is the time to forge a sustainable path forward.

5 We need to find common ground to coexist in harmony again,” said John Bol, head of the Dinka community in Nimule, referring to the Madi community, the area’s traditional residents.

6 In recent months, episodes of violence between ranchers and farmers, unhappy that the beasts have ruined their crops, have claimed many lives, cattle raids and revenge attacks, forcing many people to flee their homes.

7 As is often the case in conflict, vulnerable groups such as women, children, the elderly and the disabled have suffered the most.

8 “The disabled are useful to the nation.

9 If there is conflict, we cannot flee, so the violence affects people with disabilities, who have made history in this country, more than others”, said Isaac Chol, one of the many people who were seriously injured during the war.

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11 The last major incidents in Magwi county took place on July 9, when a theft of 150 goats also left two young men dead, and on July 11, when the Anzara village chief was killed in Nimule town.

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13 “Seeing all this violence is painful for us women.

14 Let there be no more revenge attacks,” pleaded Mary Yarr, a Dinka church leader who has lived in Nimule for more than 30 years.

15 “I don’t want anyone to die, Madi or Dinka,” she added.

16 The UNMISS team undertook the patrol in and around Nimule to assess the security situation and seek feedback from affected communities on how the peacekeeping mission can better protect civilians and help restore peace.

17 “We are here to discuss how we can contribute to reconciliation and ensure that civilians, particularly vulnerable people, are safe.

18 But, for peace to prevail, he must remain calm and end the self-perpetuating vicious cycle of revenge attacks,” said Civil Affairs Officer Hercules Balu Henry.

19 In a meeting between the peacekeepers and representatives of the Madi community, the latter shared the desire for peace previously expressed by their Dinka counterparts.

20 “We don’t have time for conflicts, we need peace.

21 But before we can sit down and talk to solve our problems, all cattle must leave Magwi county,” said Koma James Adriko, representative of the Madi chiefs.

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