South Sudan activists arrested after call for uprising

South Sudan National Police Service

SSNPS (South Sudan National Police Service) police officers sit on the back of a pickup truck while they gather ahead of patrolling the streets of Juba, South Sudan on April 9, 2020. 

Photo credit: Alex McBride | AFP

Government security agents in South Sudan on Monday arrested at least two prominent activists who joined a call for a peaceful public uprising to seek political change, one of their colleagues said.
A coalition of civil society groups last week issued a declaration saying they have "had enough" after 10 years of independence marked by civil war, escalating insecurity, hunger and political instability.  

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