US Lawmaker Wants ‘Root Causes’ of South Sudan War Tackled


US Lawmaker Wants ‘Root Causes’ of South Sudan War Tackled

WASHINGTON — A U.S. congressional delegation returned from central Africa last week with one overriding question: what can be done to stop South Sudan’s war and help the refugees streaming into Uganda, suffering from a lack of food?Representative Chris Smith, a Republican from New Jersey, says the answer lies with the parties in South Sudan’s conflict, especially the government and military, which have been accused of blocking food aid to needy populations, using rape as a weapon of war and engaging in ethnic cleansing.
“The root causes need to be attacked far more aggressively and that was our message, …

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