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South Sudan Lawmakers Tell Why They Defected to Rebels

More than a dozen members of South Sudan's ruling Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) have quit the party and sided with rebels led by Riek Machar, saying they can no longer work with a government that kills its own people, foments tribalism, and commits other ills. “We decided to defect because we see we can no longer work with a government that is killing civilians," Gatluak Riek Jak, the member of parliament from Maiwut in Upper Nile state, told VOA News on...

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