Djibouti (HAN) August 27th, 2017 – Public Diplomacy & Regional Security. South Sudan Civilian war this week. More than 2 dozen civilian, journalist and soldiers were killed in South Sudan, including an American freelance journalist, after fighting broke out between government troops and rebel forces in the southern part of the country, rebel leaders and the military said.
Christopher Allen, who worked with various news outlets, including Al Jazeera in the past, was killed in heavy fighting in the town of Kaya in Yei River State on Saturday.
South Sudan’s leaders should “condemn this killing, investigate how it happened and hold those responsible to account,” Jehanne Henry, senior Africa researcher for Human Rights Watch, told The Associated Press.
The US embassy in the country confirmed that Allen had been killed and that his family had been notified.
Pic: American journalist Christopher Allen