By Jared Ferrie – Oct 31, 2012
A new South Sudanese rebel group is threatening to reignite violence in Jonglei state where at least 1,600 people died in ethnic clashes last year, according to the United Nations and Archbishop Daniel Deng.
A 3,000-member militia led by David Yau Yau, a former theology student and candidate for governor, has killed at least 100 government troops since August, the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey, a research group, said in a report today. South Sudan’s army said 24 of its soldiers died in an Aug. 23 ambush.
“If the David Yau Yau group splits out and begins to attack other communities, then that is very dangerous,” Deng, who leads a government-appointed committee to negotiate peace among rival ethnic groups, said in an Oct. 26 interview…