US urges its citizens not to travel to South Sudan

US’s State Department Spokeswoman, Heather Nauert. Photo: US Embassy in Syria/Getty Images/File

Juba, June 28, 2018 (SSNA) — The United States has quietly declared South Sudan as a dangerous place for its citizens to visit, saying the young nation ongoing civil war created serious problems.

The US described South Sudan as a nation where violence is rampant.

“Armed conflict is ongoing throughout the country and includes fighting between various political and ethnic groups, and weapons are readily available to the population,” State Department says, adding, “Violent crime, such as carjackings, shootings, ambushes, assaults, robberies, and kidnappings is common throughout South Sudan, including Juba.”

The State Department simply updated its 2017 warnings, according to its previous warnings obtained by the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA).

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