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South Sudan Government Dials Back Kiir Threat Against Journalists

Three days after reporter Peter Moi was shot and killed in the South Sudan capital, the government dialed back a statement in which President Salva Kiir threatened to kill journalists who do not toe the official line. Mr. Kiir's office said Saturday that the president had been "quoted out of context" when he said, shortly before departing for Addis Ababa from Juba a week earlier, "Freedom of the press does not mean that you work against your country. If anybody does not...

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