A United Nations peacekeeper from Ghana was been killed on Saturday during violent clashes between rival local groups in the Abyei region on South Sudan’s border with Sudan.
UNISFA strongly condemns today’s series of armed attacks in Abyei, causing civilian casualties and the death of a UN peacekeeper from #Ghana and extends profound condolences to families affected by the violence. Link: https://t.co/w2XdEYkMgr pic.twitter.com/qnwleT4q2h
— UNISFA (@UNISFA_1) January 27, 2024
Clashes between different communities are common in South Sudan. Years of a devastating war triggered by disagreement between country’s leader, Salva Kiir, and his former deputy, Riek Machar, is still having an impact on the country.