AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN - The main Catholic radio station in the Country has been shut down
Juba (Agenzia Fides) – Measures have been taken to detain a radio News Editor, Ochan David Nicholas, who is still in custody, and shut down Radio Bakhita, the main Catholic radio station in South Sudan.
The radio, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Juba, was closed after the news of riots on 15 August between government troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and the opposition linked to former Vice President Riek Machar.
Several local media have been forced to close or have suffered pressure from the south Sudanese security service since the crisis erupted in December, that has devastated the Country. The peace agreements signed last June have not been applied by the parties: in particular, the government of national unity has not yet been established. The United States Ambassador to the United Nations has reported the arrival of new supplies of arms in the Country, implying a resumption of hostilities on a large scale. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 18/08/2014)
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