South Sudan

South Sudan Official Denies Coup Attempt, Blames Violence on Attempt to Disarm Ethnic Minority

Country seeing some of worst fighting since wining independence from Sudan


A South Sudanese official says the country's current violence was sparked by an attempt in the presidential guard to disarm members of the minority Nuer tribe.

Choul Laam, chief of staff for the secretary general of the ruling Sudanese Peoples Liberation Movement, denied Thursday that there had been a coup plot in South Sudan.