Forced cannibalism claims after South Sudan conflict

Mass graves have been discovered in South Sudan with evidence of horrific crimes against civilians including forced cannibalism, according to the African Union.

The report also disputes there was a coup attempt in December 2013 by former vice president Riek Machar.

The African Union investigators, led by former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, found that the conflict began with a skirmish between members of the presidential guard in the capital Juba, followed by the government-organised killings of ethnic Nuer civilians and soldiers.

President Salva Kiir is a Dinka while Mr Machar is a Nuer.

Hundreds of Nuer men were rounded up and shot, and the report said perpetrators also tortured their victims, including by forcing them to eat human flesh.

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