16th February 2019
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State of emergency declared in Bahr el Ghazal states

Author : Ayuen Panchol | Published: 2 years ago

President Salva Kiir has declared a 3-month state of emergency in four areas in the Bahr el Ghazal region.

The states are Wau, Gogrial, Aweil East states, and some parts of Tonj.

State of emergency is a situation of national danger or disaster in which a government suspends normal constitutional procedures in order to regain control.

It is not clear why the president made the move; however, the areas have been witnessing communal violence lately.

This is the second state of emergency the president has declared.

In 2014, Kiir declared a state of emergency in the former Jonglei and Unity States.