Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Southern Sudan Minister Jimmy Lemi Milla shot dead
South Sudan's army spokesman Philip Aguer said:"The minister for rural development and cooperation has been killed by a driver working at the ministry. He also killed a guard at the door of the ministry then shot himself."
The incident comes days after referendum results confirmed that Southern Sudan would become the world's newest independent state on 9th July. The latest attack on a government official underlines the country's continual security problem, a topic of great concern since the 2005 peace treaty which ended decades of north-south civil war.
Sources: BBC News, Sudan Tribute, Reuters, Ninemsn
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