South Sudan squaddies convicted of raping support workers

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AN ARMY court docket in South Sudan has convicted 10 soldiers of raping overseas aid staff and murdering an area journalist.

The crimes have been dedicated right through a rampage in the Terrain Resort within the capital, Juba, in 2016.

UN peacekeepers who had been local have been accused of failing to respond to pleas for help.

The judgment was once brought in a military courtroom full of diplomats, support workers and officers.

One accused soldier used to be acquitted. Every Other died in detention of natural reasons.

The attack happened during heavy fighting in Juba between government and rebellion forces.

Extra than 70 other people, including two UN peacekeepers were killed in three days of fighting.

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A UN report into the lodge assault accused UN peacekeepers of failing in their duty to protect civilians.