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Are people here aware of the situation in South Sudan?

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My parents work with South Sudanese people and its hard because of the conflicts that continue there. South Sudan is a Christian country that separated from Sudan which is an Islamic country in 2011. Two years later an inter-tribal war began there and it only recently ended. This week, fighting erupted there again. Does anyone here know anyone there or have any missionary connections to the country?

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It seems there has been varying levels of conflict in that country for quite a while. It is interesting this is coming up again, as my family just watched The Good Lie last week. A little bit of a glimpse of what was going on during the civil war in the 80's in that country.

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It seems there has been varying levels of conflict in that country for quite a while. It is interesting this is coming up again, as my family just watched The Good Lie last week. A little bit of a glimpse of what was going on during the civil war in the 80's in that country.

 

Yeah I watched that movie, it made them out to be sort of stupid though. That was before they became an independent country and were still fighting for their independence. It's sad that they've been more or less constantly at war for so many decades.

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Yeah I watched that movie, it made them out to be sort of stupid though. That was before they became an independent country and were still fighting for their independence. It's sad that they've been more or less constantly at war for so many decades.

 

I wouldn't say they looked stupid, just a little ignorant of how things are in a westernized country. Not exactly their fault considering where they grew up. I think they were more portrayed as like a fish out of water kind of thing.

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I don't think I've seen anything on the news about anything in Africa much less South Sudan. Most of my attention has been on the bombings in Europe and America. Sorry, I'll look up the organizations previously posted and see what I can do to help, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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I don't think I've seen anything on the news about anything in Africa much less South Sudan. Most of my attention has been on the bombings in Europe and America. Sorry, I'll look up the organizations previously posted and see what I can do to help, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

 

Just saw a headline moments ago ..... Marines are going into Sudan: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/201.../suda-j14.html

 

“These deployed personnel will remain in South Sudan until the security situation becomes such that their presence is no longer needed,” an Obama White House statement said. Some 130 additional US troops are on standby to reinforce the Marine deployment if necessary, the White House said.

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Just saw a headline moments ago ..... Marines are going into Sudan: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/201.../suda-j14.html

 

 

Thanks for posting the link, I didn't know it was that bad. It's horrible how many people have died. It's a good call that we're sending troops until it's safe.

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Just saw a headline moments ago ..... Marines are going into Sudan: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/201.../suda-j14.html

 

 

I didn't know about this, thanks for sharing the link. It's worth noting that the region has a lot of oil underground, so it's potentially very useful for everyone once the fighting stops.

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The conflict in South Sudan is more about oil and I'm sure there are people who make more money when there is war in the country. That's why I don't believe there'll be lasting peace in the country because the leaders themselves are after oil money and if they aren't getting what they feel is enough . . . it won't be long before the civil war flares up again. Like Somalia, South Sudan is fast becoming a failed State and there's nothing that can be done to stop that.

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there's nothing that can be done to stop that.

Except pray. No problem is beyond God's ability to solve.

 

 

 

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Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the LORD!
Yeah. Only God can bring them peace but if they are looking at the U.N, the U.S or China whose self-interests always come first their country won't have peace for a really long time.

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The internal conflict in South Sudan is actually an inter tribal conflict. The president is from the majority tribe, called the Dinkas, while the vice-president is from the second largest tribe, the Nuer. The conflict basically started because the tribes don't trust each other, the vice president accused the president of being too authoritarian. It's incredible to think that after decades fighting a war against the North Sudanese, who were sort of Arabs, that the South Sudanese would start fighting among themselves. It really goes to show the nature of people to separate themselves into groups and distrust people of another group.

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