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South Sudan: Gunmen Kills A Journalist In Juba


Reports coming out of South Sudan’s capital, Juba indicate that gunmen have shot dead a South Sudanese journalist in an apparent targeted attack. The journalist’s colleagues said on Thursday that his money and telephone were found on his dead body.

The killing comes days after President Salva Kiir publicly threatened to kill journalists who reported "against the country," according to the press rights group, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Peter Moi, a reporter for the New Nation newspaper, was shot dead after leaving work on Wednesday evening in the capital Juba, colleagues said, in the latest apparent attack on the media in the war-torn country.

"Freedom of the press does not mean you work against the country," Kiir told journalists last week, as he left of peace talks in neighboring Ethiopia, according to the CPJ.

"If anybody among them (journalists) does not know that this country has killed people, we will demonstrate it one day, one time."