Insecurity in South Sudan: Journalist and aid worker killed


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has suspended operations in Equatoria, South Sudan after one of its aid workers was killed on 9th September. Lukudu Kennedy Laki Emmanuel, a driver for the ICRC, was traveling in a convoy of vehicles in western Equatoria when he was shot by unknown attackers. 

On 19th August, unidentified armed men briefly abducted South Sudan rebel spokesperson Paul Lam Gabriel in Kampala, Uganda. Gabriel was later released after police intervened.


Freelance journalist Christopher Allen from the U.S. was killed by the South Sudanese government forces on 26th August while reporting on fighting between government and rebel forces in Kaya, near the border with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Allen had been embedded with the rebel forces for two weeks. South Sudan army spokesperson Lul Ruai Koang said that journalists who enter the country with rebel forces will not be protected, asserting that "[a]nybody who comes attacking us with hostile forces will meet his fate".