South Sudan forces some fleeing fighting to pay bribes: UN

September 21, 2016 12:25 PM

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JUBA, South Sudan – The United Nations says some people fleeing South Sudan into Uganda are forced to pay bribes at checkpoints run by South Sudan's government and armed groups. It also says it has received reports of physical and sexual assaults and forced family separations.

More than 100,000 South Sudanese have fled to Uganda after deadly fighting rocked the capital, Juba, in July.

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