For further background information read "Current Challenges to Reintegration in Southern Sudan" by the Small Arms Survey
Since the referendum in January, Southern Sudan has witnessed growing instability, largely attributed to militias who are allegedly dissatisfied with the ongoing democratic transition in the country and therefore refuse to be integrated into the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA). Many states across the South and along the border areas with the North have been attacked by rebels displacing thousands and killing hundreds.
Marvis Birungi spoke to David Gressly, UNMIS Regional Coordinator for Southern Sudan, about the current security situation in the region:
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