South Sudan Country Office Situation Report #46 – 26 October-01 November 2014

Publication Date: October 2014
Author: UNFPA South Sudan


In Juba, a man was shot dead just outside the main gate of UN House. Thefts, carjacking and intertribal conflict all continue. 
Politically, this week was heated as senior members of the opposition claimed that 90 intellectuals mainly from the Greater Equatoria region have allegedly been arrested and tortured by security operatives for openly discussing reforms on a federal system of governance in the country. Three days of fighting took place in Bentiu, as the opposition temporarily seized the town. Heavy shelling took place and UN staff were in and out of the bunker for most of the week. The SPLA claims to be in full control of the town now. 

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