Bor massacre

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The Bor massacre was a massacre of an estimated 2,000 civilians in Bor on November 15, 1991 during the Second Sudanese Civil War. The massacre[1] was carried out mostly by Nuer fighters from SPLA-Nasir, led by Riek Machar, and the militant group known as the Nuer White Army.[2] Amnesty International said at least 2,000 Dinka were killed, though the real number may have been higher.[3] In the years which followed, an estimated 25,000[4] more died from famine as their cattle were either stolen or shot and the fighting had displaced them from the land they had once cultivated.[5] At the time, Riek Machar described the incident as "propaganda" and "myth".[4] In 2012, he publicly apologized for his part in the massacre.[6][7][8]

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  1. ^ Richard Cockett Sudan: Darfur and the failure of an African state. 2010. Hobbs the Printers Ltd, Totton, Hampshire. ISBN 978-0-300-16273-8
  2. ^ "South Sudan: White Army 'abandons war march' on Bor town". 29 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Tangled web of South Sudan politics spells bleak future". 19 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Riek Machar in tears as he admits to 1991 Bor massacres". 16 August 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Reclaiming the past in Southern Sudan". 1 July 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  6. ^ "South Sudan VP confirms apology for Bor Massacre". 4 April 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  7. ^ You Tube Channel 4 UK TV Report by Mark Stucke Nov 1991
  8. ^ Sudan Tribune August 31, 2007 By Gatkuoth Lam. Dinka Bor Massacre