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PhD Fellow, MA in African Studies, former journalist and development worker. Heart tilted towards the Balkans & East Africa: Refugees, Peripheries, Imaginaries & Humanitarianism

ARTICLE FOR GLOBAL VOICES

Political Conflict Triggers Turmoil in South Sudan, Leaving Hundreds Dead The tensions within South Sudan’s so-called “transitional” government, which was formed on April 29, reached a boiling point earlier this month when an altercation involving President Salva Kiir and the Vice President Riek Machar, who have long been political rivals, swiftly unraveled into an armed conflict that lasted for several days and left hundreds dead.

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