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South Sudan: Top South Sudan Army Official Resigns

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Khalid Ono Loki, head of the military courts in South Sudan’s army, has resigned. He has accused President Salva Kiir’s government of corruption.
Khalid Ono Loki, head of the military courts in South Sudan’s army, has resigned. He has accused President Salva Kiir’s government of corruption.
In his resignation letter, Khalid Ono Loki said the South Sudanese army is fractured along ethnic lines and high level interference makes it impossible to discipline soldiers accused of rape and murder.
The statement also described the justice system as arbitrary and said it discriminates against those who are not members of the President Kiir’s ethnic Dinka majority group.
“You have indeed brought shame and an unfamiliar ethos to South Sudan that will only lead the country to more calamities,” Loki wrote. Kiir’s spokesman, Ateny Wek Ateny, told the news agency AP that there were no tensions within the military.
But Waakhe Simon Wudu, a DW correspondent in Juba, said the frequency of resignations highlights a deep problem within the system. “The government may have reasons to worry, because these are top officials resigning, not the low level ones,” he said.

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