Four days after fighting broke out in the South Sudan capital, Juba, residents are beginning to venture out after several hours of quiet.
Several sources resident in the sprawling city have confirmed to Red Pepper online that they have been able to go out and seek food and water supplies.
Fighting first broke out on Sunday evening at about 7:30pm. The fighting broke out after a fractious meeting between the leaders of the country’s ruling party Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).
BBC, quoting a United Nations diplomat, estimates the casualties to be between 400-500 people.
President Salva Kiir went ahead to accuse his sacked former Vice President Dr. Riek Machar of being behind the fighting. He accused his former Vice President and fellow General in the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) of attempting to lead a coup against the government.
But in a Sudan Tribune interview, Dr. Machar denies being part of an attempted coup.