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Ranking S. Sudan Politician Joins Rebels

One high-ranking member of the South Sudan ruling party, the SPLM, says he is joining the rebels who have been fighting the ruling party and President Salva Kiir since December. The defector, Ezekiel Gatkuoth, is one of 11 former political detainees and the former ambassador for South Sudan to the United States and the United Nations. He says he has decided to join the opposition under the leadership of former vice president Riek Machar to build a new South Sudan. “The new beginning...

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