September 6, 2018 / 8:07 AM / 14 days ago

South Sudan to pay damages to foreign aid workers raped in hotel raid

JUBA (Reuters) - A South Sudanese military court on Thursday said the government will pay damages to foreign aid workers raped in a 2016 raid on a hotel in the capital Juba, as well as to the family of a local journalist killed in the attack.

The case was widely seen as a test of will by the government of President Salva Kiir to bring accountability in the military that has long drawn accusations of widespread rights violations and a culture of impunity.

Reporting by Denis Dumo, Writing by Nairobi newsroom, Editing by Angus MacSwan

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